MP3 downloads that are 100% free and legal. That is, afterall, what the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine is all about. Though I may run out of time for publishing the magazine on a regular schedule, this is one thing I think is fun to do. So here it is once again.
17 Free Music Downloads for St. Patrick’s Day
- “Jedi Drinking Song” by Brobdingnagian Bards
Everyone loves a good drinking song, right? Well, here’s one that every Irish person or geek can get behind.
The Brobdingnagian Bards are The Original Celtic Renaissance. They combine traditional Irish and Scottish drinking songs with Lord of the Rings music, original songs, and filk for an eclectic mix that is as at home in an Irish pub as it is in a gathering of Irish Americans. They were called “The Godfathers of Celtic MP3s” with good reason–over six million of their MP3s have been downloaded making them one of the most-popular Celtic groups online.
Buy CD: Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales
- “The Holy Ground” by Marc Gunn
Sure, I thought about featuring “Wild Kitty” or “Furagone’s Wake” from my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD, but I sooo wanted to feature the “Jedi Drinking Song” from my band and I thought at least one Irish song to start off was a good idea.
The song was recorded for my Irish Song Lyrics website. I am slowly trying to record more and more songs with The Bards and solo to have a site where people can go to learn Irish songs like I learn them, by ear.
Buy CD: Irish Whiskey Pub Songs
- “All for Me Grog” by Leperkhanz
The LeperKhanz are bringing a new sound to Irish music, much heavier and deeper than most new Irish bands dare to go, they have a clear rock sound, and yet have mastered traditional Irish music, both vocally and on the Violin. Like Insane pirates on steroids or Angus Young jamming with the Chieftains, they tear huge hunks of history out and throw it in your face, loud and in a fun way.
Buy CD: Tiocfaidh Ar La
- “Rocky Road to Dublin/Tam Lin” by Irish Experience
Driving Celtic and Appalachian music played by electrifying fiddler, rock guitarist, downright doghouse bassist, and master drummer. A “Blarney Phoenix”, that rises up on Saint Patrick’s Eve to bring bountiful cheer to all the little people at heart?
Buy CD: Irish Experience
- “Rakes Medley” by Green Tea
Green Tea performs a collection of High-Energy Irish Dance Music with a strong infusion of Celtic World-Beat and contemporary improvisation. Such is the distinctiveness of Green Tea’s sound (the traditional blended with the new), that Green Tea’s world-beat sound can sometimes defy categorization. In any case, Green Tea will knock your socks off! And that includes socks of all ages: college students, children, and parents may be found dancing on the same eclectic dance floor when Green Tea plays. Even grandma and grandpa enjoy the traditional style from which much of their music derives. Their first album’s name? ALL AGES, of course!
Buy CD: All Ages