Back in 2008 when I first did an Irish tabs post I was wondering why there wasn’t any ukulele scene in Ireland. But I’m proud that post helped kick off Ireland’s ukulele group and festival and there seems to be a lot of ukulele interest over there now.
If you’re looking for some Irish music to play for St Patrick’s, here are a few ideas.
Uke Hunt Stuff
Whiskey in the Jar/Kilgary Mountain
The Pogues – Streams of Whiskey
The Pogues – Irish Rover
Father Ted Theme
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
Van Morrison – Keep It Simple
John King – Larry O’Gaff
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Riff) (Tab)
The Pogues – Fiesta
Akulele has a number of Irish tunes: Sally Gardens, Drowsy Maggie, Another Jig Will Do, Kesh Jig and The Star of County Down.
The site Irish Ukulele has tab for The Battle of Aughrim and their own version of Another Jig Will Do, as well as a couple of other tunes.
And for your listening pleasure: Ireland on Ukulele Languages
If you know of anything else, drop it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.