Lovely Day For a Guinness

The Pour of the Pint

250 years ago, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease at £45 a year to rent St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. Tomorrow, September 24th, has been designated as Arthur’s Day and will feature celebrations all around the world. Unsurprisingly, the biggest party will take place in Dublin as dozens of bands will converge on Ireland’s capital city to raise a toast to Arthur. The day begins at 17:59 with an invite-only concert at St James’s Gate itself featuring Tom Jones, Kasabian and Estelle. Four Dublin venues (Vicar St, the Academy, Tripod and Whelan’s) will put on gigs that will include Richard Hawley, Lisa Hannigan, David Gray and the Undertones. And Live at the Local sees Noah & the Whale, Mick Flannery and dozens of other acts perform at 28 Dublin pubs throughout the night. Sounds like it’s going to be a busy day. For those of you who’d like to celebrate Arthur’s Day early or in the confines of your own home, here are a few drinking songs to accompany the creamy pints of stout

Song’s For Arthur’s Day

01 Alcoholiday – Teenage Fanclub

02 Have A Drink On Me – AC-DC

03 Let’s Get Falling Down – The Revenants

04 The Drinking Side of Me – The Revenants

05 Sally MacLennae (Peel Session) – The Pogues

06 Barley and Grape Rag – Rory Gallagher & Ronnie Drew

07 Drunkard`s Special – Coley Jones

08 Give us a Stout – Connemara Stone Company

09 Pints of Guinness Make You Strong – Against Me!

10 Red Bull & Guinness (Remix) – Delly Ranks

11 Another Irish Drinking Song – Da Vinci’s Notebook

12 The Pull of the Pint – Bill Coleman

13 Drinking Song – Jenny Owen Youngs

14 Lived In Bars – Cat Power

15 My Alcoholic Friends – The Dresden Dolls

16 Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) – Loretta Lynn

17 I’ll Come Home A’Drinkin’ – Sonny Wright

18 Here Comes a Regular – The Replacements

19 Delirium Tremens – Christy Moore

20 The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) – Tom Waits

And here’s an appropriately entitled instrumental from a man who’s fond of a pint of two of the black stuff:

Last Orders – Richard Hawley


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  3. I’m sure ye’ll celebrate it in style, Erin. I was thinking about the time we drank pints of Guinness at 8.00 in the morning when we went to watch the World Cup! And it was only at the end that I discovered they had draught cider ;-) Good times

  4. Love all the posts, Pat, but I particularly enjoyed this one! Tommy and I were just talking about how we’re going to celebrate Arthur’s Day tomorrow.

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