Good hand clapping lively songs.
Sessions around here are probably split 65/35 music to song. Which I think is great. I love ballads as much as I love the tunes.
Lately however I have started to dread the old sentence "whisht now, Mary is going to sing a song", and off Mary goes sining another miserable, dreary old "we have no more potatoes" song.
And everyone that follows Mary sings another old depressing, drawn out, lament.
I mesfelf have decided to never again sing an old depressing song in these situations because there are plenty of upbeat traditional songs out there.
Thing is… I cant think of enough of them. So besides my little rant there can anyone here think of any good lively songs, I’m thinking songs in the line of "The town of Ballybay" etc. Songs that can be sang with a good solid hand clapping beat so if I’m asked to sing a song I can keep the tempo up instead of sending everyone off to sleep.