Experience Irish Musical Tradition With “Ah, Surely”

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The Irish have such value and love for their music.

So much that they decided to use a picture of a traditional Irish harp to implement into their Euro coins.

The Irish musical heritage has been carried through the years and all around the globe. The Ah, Surely band has continued the Irish music within the USA for the past 15 years.

Keep reading for a look into Irish music and how the Ah, Surely’s are keeping the love alive all year round. Be sure to find them during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.

Story Behind the Irish Music

Written forms of traditional Irish music can date back as far as the 1700s. But, the music itself has been played since a lot further back. Although, since then, the music has spread, you would be hard-pressed to find an Irish bar in the world that doesn’t play it.

Ranging from raucous to haunting, Irish music has a plethora of songs with an array of history behind the words. The most popular style, however, is the Jig style songs.

Irish jig songs are the songs you find in the “ol’ taprooms.” The kind of songs that get the people on their feet, dancing around the pub, singing as loud as they can. As they say in Ireland, “If you can’t sing well, sing loud.”

Ah, Surely

The Ah, Surely’s are an American Irish band once known as the Buddy O’Reilly Band. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, this band brings Irish traditional music to the modern age. Blending such music with Irish dance gives a whole range of entertainment.

They cover the different styles in a way that can bring tears to your eye from both sorrow and glee. Not only are they a delight to listen to, but they also give your eye’s a treat. During their shows, they bring out the dance moves to match the music.

Due to the Ah, Surely’s setlist range, you will find them perfect for any occasion. The band creates this setlist using the Mandolin, the Irish Uilean Bagpipes, and more. As a result, they have music to fit any of your moods.

Ah, Surely You Want to Listen

The Ah, Surely’s have released several records which we recommend a listen to:

  • Under the Table
  • Round the House ft. Brent Wood
  • A Celtic Christmas

Give Them a Listen and Have a Shamrock’in Good Time

Bring the Irish tradition into your home with some crackin’ Irish music. Even if you find yourself away from the “Emerald Isle,” you can enjoy the heritage that the music carries with it.

Include the Ah, Surely’s to your St. Patrick’s Day playlist, and Jig the night away with a pint of Guinness in hand. Then, crack out their Christmas album to grant yourself a Celtic Christmas.

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