In celebration of the day, I've collected for your enjoyment some pieces and artists that I love.
The first is a beautiful acapella version of the Fields of Athenry. From the YouTube description
"The Fields of Athenry" is a folk song about the Great Irish Famine (1845-1849), composed in the 1970s by Inchicore songwriter Pete St. John and first recorded by Irish ballad singer Danny Doyle. It tells the story of the famine through first-person narrative, recounting the tale of a prisoner who has been sentenced to being transported to Botany Bay, Australia, for stealing food to feed his starving family.
Alternate acapella version from the film Veronica Guerin
Alternate version from the Dubliners
Altan- Dougherty's Reels
Dirty Old Town (Christy Moore and Shane McGowan)link as embeding was disabled
Christy Moore- Delerium Tremens
Christy Moore- Black is the Color
The Pogues & Kirsty McColl Fairytale Of New York
Nice piece on the Irish Uilleann Pipes (aka Irish Bag pipes)
Muppets (Animal, Beaker, and Sweedish Chef)- Danny Boy