A little over two years ago, I was sitting in a bar in Blarney, Ireland. I had a Magner’s Cider and my husband had his arms wrapped around my waist as we listened, swayed and marveled at the Irish folk band playing at the bar. An older gentlemen walked onto the floor and someone handed him a broom. Quickly, his feet started to move as he danced a traditional Irish Broom Dance.


It was, hands down, one of the coolest experiences of my life. Also, it’s when I fell in love with Irish Trad Music. Below, you’ll find a sampling of a few of my favorites. Some are pretty traditional, some are Ed Sheeran new and some fall somewhere in the middle.

  • Will Ye Go Lassie, Go? by The High Kings
  • Step It Out Mary by The High Kings
  • Black Velvet Band by The Dubliners
  • Irish Pub Song by The High Kings
  • Nancy Mulligan by Ed Sheeran
  • The Parting Glass by The High Kings
  • The Rocky Road to Dublin by The Dubliners
  • Rattlin Bog by The Irish Descendants
  • Drink the Night Away by Gaelic Storm
  • Galway Girl by The High Kings

Listen to full playlist over on Spotify!