Listen to the best Irish songs
Best Irish songs for St. Patrick's Day
The Celtic punk outfit took on the Irish standard on its 2008 album, On a Fine Spring Evening. It's a spirited reading of the traditional tune that's been played by everyone from the Dubliners to the Dropkick Murphys. The Chicago band does good by the tune's storied history.
Though the Pogues and the Dubliners collaborated on a memorable rendition of this tall tale (which topped the Irish charts in 1987), the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem put a killer rendition of the tune to wax some 20 years earlier. The details of the story might be a bit unbelievable but who could doubt 'em?