St. Patrick's Day Workout Playlist

St. Patrick’s Day Workout Playlist

Note: This post was originally published on 3/12/16

St. Paddy’s Day is this week and what better way to kick off the celebration than with a heart-pumping, foot-thumping St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist? Whether you plan on lifting barbells or beer steins, running races or dancing jigs, my St. Patrick’s Day workout mix will help you pick up the pace.

Back to my Irish roots

For me, March holds deep sentiment – for one, it’s a month of birthdays. I share this birthday month with my brother, one of my nieces and many Pisces’ friends. Next, there’s St. Patrick’s day, which always stirs up warm remembrances of my Irish roots. I have fond memories of wearing green to school, eating boiled dinners with my family, and clinking pints of Guinness (or green beer) with friends. Those moments are etched in my heart.

March also represents the month when my father passed away after losing a battle with cancer (13 years ago). I think of my dad each and every day, but my mind is saturated with thoughts of him more than ever during the month of March, especially on the anniversary of his passing – which falls on the Ides Of March – just a couple days shy of St. Patrick’s Day.

Twinge of nostalgia

I had a lot of fun compiling this St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist – it brought back great memories of when I was a kid. While scouting music, many of the songs I came across reminded me of my dad and made me smile in reminiscence. He was always so proud of his Irish heritage and loved Irish/Celtic music.

One memory that kept surfacing was of him – happily driving down our street in his car with Irish music blasting from the speakers. I remember shying away with an adolescent twinge of embarrassment at the time, but now that memory brings a goofy smile to my face. So I guess you can say this playlist is dedicated not just to St. Patrick’s Day, but also to my dad, Richard Regan – my favorite lil’ Irishman.

The St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist

It took me a few days to create this St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist. Researching songs made me laugh… there are so many Irish songs that are f**king funny… and catchy?! Each night for the past week I have gone to sleep with Celtic ballads floating around in my head. Oof! #headsmack

My St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist consists of 40 songs that will propel you through a workout. Coming in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, it is a looong playlist – but you can divide it into two workouts or hit shuffle and let the randomness entertain you. It is rather diverse and has a little bit of everything, including the following genres and artists/bands:

Alternative Folk/Celtic Folk


Celtic/Irish Punk

Celtic Rock/Rock


I’m supplying the music but it is up to you to decide if your workout will be a running, lifting, dancing or drinking session. 😉

The complete St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist

And without further ado, here is my fantabulous St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist:

St. Patrick's Day workout playlist

  1. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – U2
  2. “Out Of Our Heads” – Dropkick Murphys
  3. Tell Me Ma” – Narrowbacks
  4. “Play The Game” – Kodaline
  5. The Rocky Road To Dublin” – The Tossers
  6. “Big Strong Man (Yakety Sax) – Blaggards
  7. “Drunken Lullabies” – Flogging Molly
  8. “Crab Song” – Rathkeltair
  9. “Whiskey In The Jar” – The Dubliners
  10. “Johnny Jump Up/Morrison’s Gig – Gaelic Storm
  11. “Thank You” – All Tvvins
  12. “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” – Dropkick Murphys
  13. “Rattlin Bog” – The Irish Descendants
  14. “Mugs Away” – Seven Nations
  15. “Paint The Town Red” – The Mahones
  16. “When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down)” – Great Big Sea
  17. “Shamrocks And Shennanigans” – House Of Pain
  18. “Ironmasters” – The Men They Couldn’t Hang
  19. “Devil’s Dance Floor” – Flogging Molly
  20. “I Useta Lover” – Saw Doctors
  21. “Yellow Raincoats” – I Have A Tribe
  22. “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” – The Pogues
  23. “Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene” – Hozier
  24. “The Warrior’s Code” – Dropkick Murphys
  25. “Buille Mo Chroi (The Beat Of My Heart)” – John Spillane
  26. “The Night I Punched Russell Crowe” – Gaelic Storm
  27. “Coming Alive” – Kodaline
  28. “The Raggle Taggle Gypsy” – The Chieftains
  29. “Mary Mac” – Carbon Leaf
  30. “Have A Drink Ya Bastards” – The Skels
  31. “Bad Penny” – Rory Gallagher
  32. “Johnny Tarr” – Gaelic Storm
  33. “Drunken Sailor” – Blaggards
  34. “The Boxer” – Carbon Leaf
  35. “Called Out In The Dark” – Snow Patrol
  36. “Dirty Old Town” – The Pogues
  37. “We The Mighty” – Young Dubliners
  38. “Kiss Me, I’m #!@’faced” – Dropkick Murphys
  39. “Ring Of Fire” – Finn’s Fury
  40. “An Irish Party In Third Class” – The Celtic Ceili Band


  • What do you think of this Irish/Celtic St. Patrick’s Day workout playlist?
  • Do you have any songs that should be added to the list?
  • How do you plan on celebrating St. Paddy’s day this year?



  1. Sure and begorrah, tis a grand day to be alive and listenin to your awesome playlist!

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