Top 8 Irish Trad Inspired Rock Songs

Top 8 Irish Trad Inspired Rock Songs

  While doing research for our upcoming Tradfest themed tours, we became very interested in the links between Irish Rock and Irish Traditional music. While investigating the interesting links, we came across a list of “Celtic Rock” songs. After a conversation with a fan on Facebook about the omissions and tenuous entries on the list, we decided to have a stab ourselves. While inspired by that list, this is not a list of Celtic Rock songs, rather a less limiting list of 8 songs that link the worlds of Irish Rock and Irish Traditional music that we thought merited a mention. And what better time to put together such a list than when Tradfest is about to take place? The tours start Wednesday 25th January, running until Sunday 29th January.¬†Happy Tradfest!   Horslips - Dearg Doom Horslips formed in the 1970’s, seamlessly blending rock and traditional Irish music into their own distinctive sound. This has caused many to regard them as the founders of “Celtic Rock”. Dearg Doom is instantly recognisable by it’s driving and catchy main riff. The track blends rock guitar riffs with traditional uileann pipes to great effect, which is why anyone old enough to remember Italia 90 will instantly recognise it. Rory Gallagher - She Moved Through the Fair While Rory is best known for his mastery of the electric guitar and his legendary Fender Strat, he also loved to play acoustically. She Moves Through the Fair is a traditional Irish song, which Rory masterfully brings to life with his instrumental version of this beautiful song. Rory has many acoustic songs, but this is particularly...