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.
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)
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!
“A Drop of Nelson's Blood” by Marc Gunn
from Songs of the Sea EP
“Red Haired Boy/Kitchen Girl” by NeidFyre
“Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill” by Trip McCool
from The Traveler
“Six o' Clock Swill” by Murder the Stout
from Murder the Stout EP
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.