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18th Dec 2017

This Is The Best Irish Song Of 2017 According To Nialler9

James Fenton

We’re fast approaching the end of 2017 now so we’re seeing a lot of ‘best of the year’ lists cropping up all over the place. 

In the spirit of the time of year, popular and respected music site Nialler9 has compiled a list of the top 75 Irish songs of the past 12 months. 

In an article on the site, the opening paragraph reads ‘that is was very very hard to stop at 75 this year is an indication of how much music is made in Ireland, how much variation in sound there is here and how there really is a huge stepping up in terms of production, songwriting, style and substance.’ 

Nearly every genre is catered for in an eclectic list showcasing the musical talent we have in this country but which song came out on top? The honour goes to Wicklow trio Wyvern Lingo with their ridiculously catchy soulful number I Love You, Sadie.

If you think you’ve never heard it, once you click on the video below you’ll probably recognise it straight away. 

Well that’s gonna be stuck in our heads all day. If you like what you hear, the girls (Karen Cowley, Caoimhe Barry and Saoirse Duane) are heading on a tour around Ireland, the UK and Europe at the start of 2018, more details of which can be found here

 Completing the top five are:

2. Ships – All Will Be

3. Mix & Fairbanks – Girls

4. Saint Sister – Causing Trouble

5. Dermot Kennedy – Glory

There’s plenty of gems in the full list which would be a perfect soundtrack to your next house party. Check them all out here

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