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The songs that all Irish emigrants MUST sing along to

The emigrants playlist.

NO MATTER WHERE you are in the world, if any of these songs come on you must stop what you’re doing and sing along.

Swaying, eye-closing and weeping is optional.

The Island

Don’t forgot to look embarrassed during the “we make love to the sound of the ocean” bit.


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Fields of Athenry

The volume at which you yell “HEY BABY LET THE FREE BIRDS FLY” depends on how far away from home you are.


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Put em Under Pressure

Sing it loud and sing it proud.

WE’RE ALL PART OF JACKIE’S ARMY…


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The Home and Away theme song

An adopted anthem, of sorts.


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Caledonia

A favourite with the Rose of Tralee contestants. You might sing this with a tear in your eye after a few shandies.


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Wild Rover

All together now:

AND IT’S NO, NAY, NEVER…


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Galway Girl

Love it or hate it, you HAVE to sing along. If you have a friend from Galway be sure to point at her regularly.

If you’re from Galway be sure to look sufficiently smug.


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N17

Again, don’t forget to look smug if you’re from Galway.


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Hold Me Now

Johnny Logan, J-LO, Ireland’s hero.

Close your eyes and channel the white suit.


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A Tijuana Gypsy Stole My Personal Stereo

A stone cold classic.


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