A Pot O’ Golden Discs

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Feck yer fancy Spanish storms.

With St Patrick’s Day now just a matter of weeks away, I am compiling a St Patrick’s Day Playlist which will be posted on Broadsheet on March 17.

And I have a shamrock-friendly Golden Discs voucher worth €25 on offer for the best of YOUR suggestions.

To enter, simply tell me below what song by a foreign artist about Ireland should I include?

The winner will be chosen by my Irish setter.

Lines MUST close at 6am Saturday!

Nick says: Go n’eiri an bothar leat.

Golden Discs

41 thoughts on “A Pot O’ Golden Discs

  1. Paulus

    I realise it’s very much of its time; but 40 Shades of Green has an interesting background:

    People are sometimes surprised to learn that it was written by Johnny Cash following a holiday here in 1959.
    Given Cash’s profile, it can’t have done the Irish tourist industry any harm.
    (It must have contributed to the title of 50 Shades of Grey?).

      1. Lush

        Bodger,
        Every time I comment, I automatically get taken to an ad for something distinctly unpleasant. Hook-up sites and the like.
        It’s really poo.

          1. Lush

            This is true; not really the ads that bother me, just the content, or what Bodger’s algorithms are trying to tell me.

  2. Joe cool

    Luke kelly song for ireland. His last great recording considering he was dying when singing it. So full of emotion

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Written by Phil and June Colclough. Both English. And it’s a lovely song. Love Luke Kelly’s version of it.

  3. Damian Lane

    The Suburbs – Arcade Fire. They were so influenced by their time living in Ranelagh as students, that not only did they write a song about it but a whole album.

  4. Smith

    Radiohead. How to Disappear Completely
    ‘I walk through walls
    I float down the Liffey
    I’m not here
    This isn’t happening’

    Bagatelle: Stank like hell?
    Yorke: I’m not here. I’m not here.

  5. scottser

    The cheat here has to be Andy Irvine, born in London and stalwart of the trad
    scene, so he has tons of material to suggest. I was lucky enough to win Nick’s Tickets to see Andy and Donal Lunny at whelans last year. This is Planxty doing ‘West Coast of Clare’:
    https://youtu.be/G0QVpDN6aQg

  6. f_lawless

    Michel Sardou – ‘Les lacs du Connemara’ (1981) A massive no.1 hit in France. Thirty years later, Sardou received a “Freedom of Connemara” award for having generated so much French tourism in the region – although he’d never even been to Ireland when he wrote the song. It’s gas is all I can say.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixMBOxSs6LA

  7. CL

    Dylan’s version of Easy and Slow, from Rolling Thunder Bootleg Series. Or his Arthur McBride, from Good As I Been To You.

  8. jonboy

    Michel Sardou – Les Lacs du Connemara

    A lovely french ballad that’s half touristy shlock, half political allegory about the North.

  9. Kolmo

    It’s not an Irish band, (Italiano) or even playing an instrument associated with our fair isle (Scottish Bagpipes) but, by-jaysus, if it played at a parade or concert in Ireland would cause hilarious patriotic mayhem!
    Band: Sídh (Gaeilge/Gaelic for Fairy or Spirit)
    Tune: Irridium

    https://youtu.be/amJ_WLmOKS0

    I dare you all to blast this out and not get a stirring deep in your wind-swept Irish soul.

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