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Bells Irish Lyrics

The Home of Irish Folk Songs
For centuries the world has enjoyed Irish Music and lyrics that have stood the test of time bringing with it the true essence of Ireland, its history, its people and a tradition that is truly unique. Bells Irish Lyrics would like to share with everyone, the spirit of Ireland through music and song.

Historical

Historical Irish
Steeped in history

Traditional

Traditional Irish
A timeless tradition

Heartfelt

Heartfelt Irish
Warm and sincere

The Best

Irish Music
Simply the best...

Every song tells a story which is sincere, honest, and heartfelt. No matter the theme, the lyrics capture that certain something that is genuinely captivating; the stories of a country steeped in history - the times, the places, the hardships, the battles for freedom and the lessons learned.

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You'll find the best songs Ireland has to offer including traditional folk songs, ballads, love songs, war & rebel songs, drinking songs, and songs from contemporary artists in the modern era.

We include a vast array of folk songs and contemporary classics with Ireland's finest including The Dubliners, The Clancy's, The Fureys, Christy Moore, The Wolfe Tones, The Irish Rovers, Foster & Allen, Clannad, Celtic Woman, The High Kings, Sinead O'Connor, The Corrs, The Pogues... and the list goes on. It doesn't get much better than that!

Each category relates to songs and artists - if you click on the 'C' button, you will find songs starting with C as well as artists whose band/stage names or surnames begin with the letter "C", e.g., Celtic Woman, Liam Clancy,The Corrs etc.

Song Chords

We have started introducing song chords to some of our pages. When you land on any of the A-Z pages, you'll see a guitar icon 🎸 next to any song title that includes chords. You'll also find a handy Transpose function so you can find the key that right for you. We've chosen some pretty easy chords so that everyone can play along, especially beginners. Here's a few titles to get you started:

References

Because many Irish Folk Songs date back centuries, it is often hard to pin-point the authors and composers of songs. We use a number of reference tools available to us to try and get as close to the source as possible. Some of these include:
  • The Traditional Ballad Index - designed to help people find reference information on folk ballads.
  • Wikipedia - general information about artists, historical facts etc.
  • Vaughan Williams Memorial Library - Roud Indexes - Folk Song and Broadside archive.
  • The Mudcat Cafe - specialize in folk music lyrics with general information and discussion forums about numerous song titles.
  • Internet Archive - a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form providing Universal access to all knowledge. This link will take you to a book compiled by Manus O'Conor of ancient Irish songs and ballads with over 157 pages comprising of patriotic, descriptive, historical and humorous gems, characteristic of the Irish race.
  • Irish Traditional Music Tune Index - This site is especially useful for both experienced and novice players of traditional Irish music as well as for musicologists. It's accurate identification of recorded sources of Irish traditional music is unique and is well worth a look at.
  • Bell&CoMusic.com - This is my music site which has a section on Irish Folk Songs. You'll find a number of popular folk tunes and ballads complete with chords and lyrics and some welcome extras including detailed chord charts for left and right-handed guitarists.

Tell us about your Favourite Irish Lyrics

If you would like to see your favourite Irish song lyrics added, please contact me or you may even like to make a comment about the song - why you like it, what it means to you etc. Hope you enjoy the site and with your support, we can captivate the world with an appreciation of Irish Folklore and the lyrics that truly convey the spirit of Ireland.


Irish Christmas

Christmas is such a special time of the year when families come together and celebrate this festive occasion of giving and sharing in the true spirit of Christmas. We would like to share with all of you - Xmas in Ireland - a collection of our favourite Christmas Song lyrics performed by renowned Irish artists.

St Patrick's Day Countdown

Happy St. Patrick's day

Join with us as we countdown to the merriest time of the year, St. Patrick's Day! 🍀🎉 

Get ready to celebrate this festive occasion with music, dance, and all things green. 

Let the countdown begin to a day filled with laughter, cheer, and the spirit of the Irish! Sláinte!" 🍻🌈

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A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a shout come from without and see them all unite.🥰
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