Music for Enjoying a Pint (or three) of Stout

By Joe Korba

I’m not in the business or propagating stereotypes, and I would hate to generalize about the great celebration of Irish Culture that is St. Patrick’s Day. But, if you’ve attended any of the parades around our area I think it’s pretty clear that people tend to…imbibe, and perhaps overindulge, in many of Ireland’s great beers and spirits like Guinness and Jameson.  Drinking and music are necessary ingredients for any good celebration, so in honor of our friends from the Emerald Isle here are the Gazette’s top 10 Irish drinking songs.


  1. Whiskey in the Jar –  Thin Lizzy
  2. Barroom Heroes – Dropkick Murphys
  3. Black Friday Rule – Flogging Molly
  4. Streams of Whiskey – The Pogues (really ANY Pogues song)
  5. The Irish Rover – The Dubliners
  6. Nancy Whiskey – Shane MacGowen
  7. Bog Down in the Valley – The Corries
  8. The Night that Paddy Murphy Died – Fiddler’s Green
  9. Jug of Punch – Pete Seeger
  10. Finnegan’s Wake – Traditional Irish Folk Song


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