Irish Folk Songs

the heart of Irish music...

All Irish Folk Songs include chords and lyrics along with a video which relates to the song in both key and format... just play along with the video clip. There is also a Chord Transposer to play in a key that's right for you.

  ✓ The song is suitable for beginners

Searching for lyrics to all of these songs and hundreds of other titles? Try our sister site - Bells Irish Lyrics. 🍀

Songs & Featured Artists

Celtic Nations

Celtic Nations
The six territories recognised as Celtic nations by the Celtic League are:
  • Ireland (Éire)
  • Scotland (Alba)
  • Wales (Cymru)
  • Cornwall (Kernow)
  • Brittany (Breizh)
  • Isle of Man (Mannin)

Each has a Celtic language that is either still spoken or was spoken into modern times.

Brittany is located in the north-west of France while the Isle of Man is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.

The Magic

Ireland

Whether the song is centuries old or only a few years old, it tells a story that is timeless; hardship and suffering, love and longing, happiness and sadness... it is complete. You never tire of listening to these tunes because through this music lies the history of Ireland, its people and everything they have endured and celebrated throughout the ages.

The instruments used in most Irish Folk Songs include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, violin or fiddle, Uilleann Pipes, accordion, flute, harmonica, Bodhran and various other forms of percussion. There's something about these instruments that pull at your very heart strings, or make you want to dance and sing for joy... there-in lies the magic of Irish Music.

Help Pages:

  • Song Charts: If you are finding the song charts on this site a little hard to follow, this page will give you a summary of all the things you are likely to find along with explanations and definitions... very helpful.
  • Writing Chords - learn how to write a chord, e.g., 320003 (G chord). These are used on some song pages as well as chord charts... handy to know.

Please Note: All the song charts on this site are my own interpretation of each song, in a format aimed at teaching guitarists and musicians in general. No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, if it does exist. It is to be used for Informational and Educational Purposes Only. For a comprehensive representation of the songs, we recommend you buy the sheet music. If you like playing these songs, we encourage you to support the artists and buy their music.

If there is a particular song you would like to see here, please drop us a line and we will do our best to include it on our list.
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