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17 March 2017, 11:48
Let's celebrate St Patrick's Day with a selection of great songs from the Emerald Isle.
Formed in Downpatrick in 1992, the power trio of Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray were a quartet for a time, thanks to the extra guitar of Charlotte Hatherley, This 1996 favourite is taken from their first full length album 1977.
Derry's Undertones released this punk classic as their debut 7" in October 1978. John Peel named it as his favourite song ever ever ever.
The fondly-remembered band from Dublin sounded more LA than Ireland, but here's one of our favourites.
Which song to pick from the U2 pantheon? Here's something from the game-changing Achtung Baby album, released in 1991.
Most of the band are from Northern Ireland, but they met in Scotland. So they're sort of Irish. Aren't they?
Another great new band from Dublin, currently on the Radio X playlist. Here's one from 2013, though.
If you recall this insane ditty, you obviously spent too long in indie discos in the early 1990s.
Dublin has spawned some excellent artists, and here's another. This is taken from James's 2011 We Don't Eat EP.
Frontman Neil Hannon hailed from Derry, while the band themselves were based out of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. A great, witty tune that opened 1996's Casanova album.
Hailing from Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, this is Rice's most famous song, taken from his 2002 album O.
Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the latest superstar to hail from Ireland - Bray in County Wicklow, to be exact.
Phil Lynott may have been born in Staffordshire, but he grew up in Dublin, which is where he met drummer Brian Downey and formed Thin Lizzy in the early 1970s. Here's their take on the traditional Irish folk song. Rocked up, of course,