Now comes the week leading up to St. Patrick's weekend. This means that we ought to start enjoying Celtic folk rock. Let's start with the Waterboys, a band fronted by a Scotsman, Mike Scott. Their signature song is "The Fisherman's Blues."
As for the Irish in America, we can't forget the Dropkick Murphys, whose recent fame includes "Shipping Up to Boston" featured at the opening of the film "The Departed. But I choose the bar time anthem, "Kiss me, I'm S***-faced"
Of course, the Murphys are also known for the Boston Red Sox theme "Tessie" - a song they wrote about a song sung by the Royal Rooters, a Sox fan group in 1903.
But to bring together things Irish and sports, I leave you with House of Pain: