Are sea shanties Irish?

A sea shanty isn’t any old nautical number: shanties are a specific type of work song dating to the 19th century merchant navy, divided by rhythm into groups, depending on the type of work being done. And there’s good reason to believe they are heavily influenced by Irish musical tradition.

Are sea shanties Irish or Scottish?

Irish Sea Shanties Sea shanties are a hybridised form of music. Many shanties had Irish tunes – dance, folk, and march – and not only were the words and phrases of many of the shanties of Irish origin but in some cases it was customary for the shantyman to sing the shanties with an imitative Irish brogue.

Did Vikings sing sea shanties?

gandr of stáli fyr brandi. This is a poem written down in the 13th century and credited to Egill Skallagrímsson, a 10th century Viking. He recited it when sailing from Norway to Iceland and they got a strong wind that rocked the boat.

What kind of music do they play in Ireland?

VagaGuide and lover of Irish music, John McKiernan, lays out his top 10 Irish songs to listen to before going to Ireland. I love introducing my favourite Irish songs to guests on Vagabond and Driftwood Small-Group Tours of Ireland.

What’s the name of the Irish Drinking Song?

A classic. This is an Irish drinking song on the topic of temperance (!). The song tells the story about a wayward son spending all his money on whiskey and beer but then promising to return home only to repent his wild ways. Sound familiar!? The source of this Irish song remains unknown.

What was the most popular song in Ireland during World War 1?

“The Recruiting Sergeant” – song (to the tune of “The Peeler and the Goat”) from the time of World War 1, popular among the Irish Volunteers of that period, written by Séamus O’Farrell in 1915, recorded by The Pogues.

What’s the name of the Irish song about Wild Geese?

“Carraigdhoun” (also “Carraig Donn”, “The Lament of the Irish Maiden”) – song about the 1690s Wild Geese written by Denny Lane (1818–95) in the 1840s. Recorded by Mary O’Hara, the McPeake family (1960s) and Kathleen Behan (mother of Brendan, 1978) to the same melody as “The Mountains of Mourne.”