Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Saint Patrick's Day Songs and another profile

Brian's playlist I posted this morning is hard to beat. But if you want more song ideas, I thought I'd post some of the other Irish/celtic songs I have in my library that I've used for past St Paddy's theme rides (heck - they're not just for Saint Patrick's Day anymore)! Feel free to add some more suggestions in the comments below.

  • The Acoustic Motorbike - Luka Bloom, 4:10
  • Glad Tidings, 3:42, Van Morrison, Moondance
  • One Tree Hill, 4:43, U2
  • The Emperor's New Clothes, 5:16, Sinéad O'Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
  • The Paddy Set, 2:23, Seven Nations, The Factory
  • Cry Of The Celts, 2:23, Ronan Hardiman, Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance
  • Morning Prayer, 6:04, RiverTribe
  • Dueling Violins, 3:46, Riverdance
  • Music For A Found Harmonium, 2:59, Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon Dynamite
  • Lemonade and Buns, 5:50, Kila, The Best of Kila
  • Mermuradora, 5:09, Hevia, The Other Side
  • Rare Ould Times, 4:06, Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies
  • Another Bag Of Bricks, 3:45, Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies
  • Death Valley Queen 4:18 Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies
  • Swagger, 2:05, Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies
  • What's Left Of The Flag, 3:39, Flogging Molly, Drunken Lullabies
  • One Last Drink, 3:31, Enter The Haggis, Soapbox Heroes
  • Sunshine Highway, 3:22, Dropkick Murphys, The Warrior's Code
  • It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll), 4:44, Dropkick Murphys, Singles Collection Volume 2 - 1998-2004
  • The Kids Are Alright - Dropkick Murphys, 2:31, Dropkick Murphys, Dropkick Murphys / The Business Split Release: Mob Mentality
  • Zombie, 5:09, The Cranberries, Emerald Rock
  • Black & Tans, 3:51, Black Irish Band, Day the Earth Shook
  • Sophia's Pipes (Walkin' the Floor/Murdo MacKenzie of Torrido, 3:18, Ashley MacIsaac Hi How Are You Today?
  • Sleepy Maggie (Sleepy Maggie/Mulen Dugh), 5:28, Ashley MacIsaac, Hi How Are You Today?
  • Lovers Of Light, 3:58, Afro Celt Sound System, Volume 2 : Release
  • Whirl-Y-Reel 2, 5:28, Afro Celt Sound System, Sound Magic, Vol. 1
And of course, you have U2 and Enya as well.

In 2009 I posted my Hills and Dales of Ireland profile on this blog. You can find that post here.


julieanne said...

Last night I taught your Hills and Dales of Ireland from 2009. One song that I used is called Eyes Wide Open by Hothouse Flowers. Love it! There are also a lot of fast paced fiddle songs from Great Big Sea which are great!

Jennifer Sage said...

Thanks Julianne,

goodness, I forgot to link to that old profile of mine, thanks for the reminder. I edited the post and added the link.

I LOVE Hothouse Flowers, the song Thing of Beauty is another great one.

Shirin said...

Thanks Jennifer! Just downloaded the profile. Fantastic! I have asked a fabulous "Irish" drummer to play in my 90 minute Strength ride this Thursday (St.Paddy's day!). Now I have some awesome music from you to pepper in between the live segments!! I can't wait for the ride :)
Just in time,...You Rock Jennifer :)

Jörg said...

Hi Jennifer,

look at my last post on FB. One more Celtic Rock suggestion.

Have fun,
Jörg ;)

mairead said...

In no particular order - Great Irish Playlist--HAVE A FUN DAY ! Mairead

Where the Streets Have No Name 5:37 U2 Rock 1

Wild Horses (Slipstream Club Mix) 7:29 Mandala feat. Beth Macari Electronic

The Emporer's New Clothes 5:16 Sinéad O'Connor Rock

Morning Prayer 6:06 Rivertribe New Age
Release 7:36 Afro Celt Sound System World

Life Is a Rollercoaster 3:55 Ronan Keating Pop

Afro Celt Sound System 4:07 Dark Moon, High Tide Soundtrack
Duelling Violins 3:44 Ronan Hardiman World

Celtic Fire (Live Version) 3:51 Ronan Hardiman World

Lovers of Light 3:58 Afro Celt Sound System World

Dance Above the Rainbow 3:00 Ronan Hardiman World

Breathless 3:27 The Corrs Pop

When the Going Gets Tough 3:38 Boyzone Pop

Release It (Instrumental) 6:30 Afro Celt Sound System World

Jump In the River 4:13 Sinéad O'Connor Rock

Whispering Wind 2:50 Ronan Hardiman World

Jennifer Sage said...

I have to teach a Cycling Clinic in 90 minutes. We're in the middle of a 12-week periodized program. Last week we determined their functional threshold power (FTP) on the Keiser bikes, and today we are going to work on verifying that it is at least close to their threshold power by doing hill repeats around that power amount.

ANyhoo...I am only now putting the playlist together - and threw together the following with the songs I already have. Tonight I'm going to try to download some of the great suggestions here for my class tomorrow (which is another cycling clinic at another club - but we're doing LTHR flat road/fast leg repeats. They already did the hill repeats on Tuesday).

Busindre Reel, Hevia (warm up)

One Last Drink, Enter The Haggis (warm up climb 40+ watts below FTP)

Swagger, Flogging Molly (easy flat)

Dueling Violins, Riverdance (climb 20 watts below FTP)

The Paddy Set, Seven Nations (easy flat)

Lovers Of Light, Afro Celt Sound System (climb 10 watts below FTP)

Music For A Found Harmonium, Napoleon Dynamite (easy flat)

One Tree Hill, U2 (climb @ FTP)

What's Left Of The Flag, Flogging Molly (easy flat)

The Emperor's New Clothes, Sinéad O'Connor (climb @ FTP)

Glad Tidings, Van Morrison (easy flat)

Thing of Beauty, Hothouse Flowers (climb @ FTP)

Sophia's Pipes, Ashley MacIsaac (easy flat)

Whirl-Y-Reel 2, Afro Celt Sound System (climb @ FTP)

The Acoustic Motorbike, Luka Bloom (easy flat)

Morning Prayer, RiverTribe (cool down)

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