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Thread #92360   Message #1764530
Posted By: GUEST
20-Jun-06 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Irish Songs for Funeral
Subject: RE: Irish Songs for Funeral
If you are in the US, and the deceased was an older Irish American Catholics, you might want to consider Danny Boy. It's becoming more and more popular at funerals of the Irish American generation currently a-croakin'.

Personally, I prefer the pipes, fiddles, or flutes to Irish songs at funeral mass. There truly aren't any 'appropriate' Irish songs for funerals, they just get performed because people want 'something Irish'.

There are so many beautiful tunes that can easily be used for the mass. Do you know during which part of the mass you will be singing? I think you should also take a look at that too. There are certain things that are fine for the gathering or going forth parts of the mass, but not so much for communion, for instance.

Good luck with it, anyway.