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Freegal has Irish music whether you feel like dancing a jig to the tune of a penny whistle or hearing the soft lull of the Irish harp from the popular Irish artists to lesser known in the U.S.
☘Freegal has many albums from Celtic Thunder, the Irish male group made well-known in this country for their appearances on PBS. Hear their beautiful harmonies on albums such as Mythology, Storm, Heritage, Voyage and New Voyage to name a few. Their songs range from traditional or updated Irish folk songs to Pop, Broadway, and Country. Freegal also has Celtic Woman, an Irish ladies group also made popular on PBS. You will find their newly released ten year celebration album Decade: The Songs, The Show, The Traditions, The Classics. You will find their style to have new and traditional Irish and American songs.
☘Or for an even older folk feel, try The Chieftains who use the bodhran, an Irish drum that looks like a tambourine without the jingles and is held in one hand while played with a short beater that is rocked back and forth across the drum by the other hand, a penny whistle, Irish harp, flute, recorder, and Galician bagpipes. Most of their songs are instrumental but some have vocals. Many of their songs have collaborations with such artists as James Galway, Loreena McKennitt, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Sinead O’Connor and even Ricky Scaggs with an Irish feel “Cotton Eyed Joe”.
☘Or type in St. Patrick’s Day in the search field for a completely different set of albums that include drinking songs such as “Glorious Beer” and “Here’s to Good Old Beer” found on Drinks on the House: St. Patrick’s Day Party.
☘Or how about a little Cajun and Irish fusion on “Celtic Cajun” by Gary Wolk.
So whether you like something in pure Gaelic language or something with a Celtic feel, Freegal has something for you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or any day!
And if you would like to learn some Gaelic or Irish as they refer to it in Ireland go to the online learning icon on our homepage and choose foreign languages, then choose Mango Languages. And just like Freegal-it's free!
☘And don’t forget your St. Patrick’s Day ringtone! There is a cute one on the album 200 Most Wanted Ringtones and Texts.