17 Free St. Patrick’s Day MP3s for 2012

I just downloaded a free app of Irish toasts from the Stout Pounders.  For some strange reason, I have the absolute worst memory when it comes to remembering toasts.  So I'm geeking out with this app.

I can imagine it now.  I'm standing on stage during my shows at Shamrockin' in Five Points.  I raise my Guinness high and shout, “A TOAST!”  I shake my app.  Reading it, I shout above the raised pints, “We think of all the friends we know and drink to all worth drinking to”.  Then I'm back playing more of the best Irish drinking songs!


Free Irish Music

That's what today's article is all about.  Six years ago, I started an annual column for the Celtic Music Magazine–“17 free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day”.  Through it I share 17 Irish songs and tunes that you can download for free for St. Patrick's Day.  I like to think of it as a special gift from the Celtic musicians of the world to you for celebrating this great day.

This is a highlight with my readers every year.  You get some great free Irish music.  With any luck these bands gain a few new fans.  So download the music.  Listen to it.  Enjoy.  Tell your friends to download the album too.  It's all free and legal.  Our gift to you.

Please share!

How to Download Your Free Celtic MP3s for St. Patrick's Day

The music is all easily compiled into one large ZIP file.  To download, right-click the link below.  “Save as” to the folder you choose.  Then unzip the file.

Download: 17 Free St Patrick's Day MP3s for 2012 (ZIP file, 91.1 MB)

Listen to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast St Patrick's Day music specials for more great St. Patrick's Day music.

If you enjoy the music, please show your support of the bands you enjoy.  See their shows.  Buy their CDs and swag.  You can also download music from all of these artists from Amazon, iTunes or CD Baby.


20 Great Celtic Bands Featured in This Year's Free St Patrick's Day MP3s

Yes.  I tricked you.  I'm sharing TWENTY MP3s this year instead of 17.  Click the band name to find out more about the artists.  Click the album name to buy from CD Baby.  Enjoy!

“Limpin Gobbler/Crippled Turkey” by Sean Orr
from Celtic Texas

“Where's Pete?” by Burning Bridget Cleary
from Totes for Goats

“Cardiff Rose” by Rambling Sailors
from Ports of Call

“The Durty Konway/Hogans Hill” by Jameson's Revenge
from While yer Up

“The Rocky Road to Dublin” by Jesse Ferguson
from The Parting Glass

“Whiskey in the Jar” by Tuatha Dea
from Tuatha Dea

“Flogging The Dolphin/The Succulent Maiden/Ye Bastards March” by Stout Pounders
from 3 Drinks Minimum

“A Drop of Nelson's Blood” by Marc Gunn
from Songs of the Sea EP

“Flying To The Fleadh” by Leah Jorgenson
from Peace – Love – Harp

“St Patrick's Day Anthem” by Danny O'Flaherty and Noel Nash
from St. Patrick's Day Anthem

“Red Haired Boy/Kitchen Girl” by NeidFyre
from Anatidaephobia

“Pat and Bridget” by The Makem and Spain Brothers
from Up the Stairs

“Merry Sisters Set” by Vintage Wildflowers
from Lovely Madness

“Over Here Over There” by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones
from On The One Road

“Happy Are the Dead” by Sons of Malarkey
from Sons of Malarkey

“Pass the Tankard, Wench” by Sylvia Platypus
from Sylvia Platypus

“Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill” by Trip McCool
from The Traveler

“Winnipeg Forger” by The Rogues
from 3 LBS. OF RAGE

“Six o' Clock Swill” by Murder the Stout
from Murder the Stout EP

“Wild Mountain Thyme” by Abby Green
from Fig for a Kiss


 Marc Gunn “The Celtfather” is an award-winning acoustic Celtic folk musician.  He riotously combines Irish drinking songs and Sci Fi fanaticism into a satirical jam session between Weird Al and The Clancy Brothers.  It's Celtic music, the Traditional and the Twisted.  Gunn hosts the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, the most-popular Celtic podcast online.  He also Chief Editor of the Celtic Music Magazine.  Find out more at www.celticmp3s.com.


17 Free St. Patrick’s Day MP3s for 2012 — 2 Comments

  1. whew.. glad I made it. I still rock this album from last year. Ceann’s “Almost Irish” makes me laugh to this day. Thanks again guys.

  2. I’m a sucker for tracks with vocals.. so I’m a huge fan of
    “The Rocky Road to Dublin” and “Over Here Over There” just thought i’d say thanks again now that I’ve actually listened to it.