The Full Irish!

8 May 202044

The Full Irish!

A playlist from Bono.

While in lockdown, Bono's been tuning in to some of the inspirational Irish musicians who've been the soundtrack to his life.

Earlier today he told Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1 what he’s been up to - ‘I’m reading… writing… I’m making lists…’ including his favourite Irish songs from over the years, telling Ryan “You can have it if you want… everything from the Fontaines, the great Shane McGowan… Van Morrison… Thin Lizzy…’.

He also talked about the band’s efforts to support the work of the Irish government in securing personal protective equipment for health workers in the fight against Covid-19. 

'They are the people we went to work for,' he explained, paying tribute to frontline health workers. 'I've seen those looks before, but never at home in Ireland. It's a different level of courage.' 

Check out The Full Irish! and tell us what you think in the comments below. 

(Bit of a U2 day for Ryan Tubridy. It kicked off with Bono and tonight Adam will join him as a guest on The Late Late Show).

The Full Irish!


1. Horslips - Dearg Doom

2. Van Morrison - Gloria

3. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down

4. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight 

5. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

6. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster 

7. The Boomtown Rats - Neon Heart

8. The Radiators from Space - Faithful Departed

9. The Blades - Downmarket

10. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U

11. Virgin Prunes - Caucasian Walk

12. The Golden Horde - Friends in Time

13. Ash - Shining Light

14. Aslan - This Is

15. Something Happens - Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello (Petrol)

16. The Pogues - Rainy Night in Soho

17. Clannad - Theme from Harry's Game

18. Christy Moore - North and South of the River

19. The Dubliners - Springhill Mine Disaster

20. The Cranberries - Linger

21. Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl

22. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly

23. Hothouse Flowers - Love Don't Work This Way

24. Andrea Corr - Time Enough for Tears

25. Damien Rice - I Don’t Want To Change You

26. Hozier - Take Me To Church

27. Dermot Kennedy - Outnumbered

28. Snow Patrol - Run

29. Soak - Everybody Loves you

30. Sorcha Richardson - Ruin Your Night

31. Fontaines D.C. - Boys in the Better Land

32. The Murder Capital - More Is Less

33. Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This

34. Imelda May - Black Tears

35. Picture This - Take My Hand

36. Scary Eire - Dole Q

37. Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra - Am I Sad

38. Jacknife Lee - I'm Getting Tired

39. St. Francis Hotel & Waterstrider - We Fall Together (We Fall Apart)

40. Paul Brady - The Island

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Engine Alley
Happy Birthday. I remember an enthusiasm for Engine Alley one time. Mrs Winters a slot in at 41 perhaps.
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to Bono,'s hard to believe it. Seems that I have known him for a whole life.
U2 fan.
Happy birthday Mr Hewson. ..welcome to the 60.s club. ..really enjoyed the interview. .some great songs you picked. All the best for you and the family and the band of course! ..
Happy birthday
Happy birthday great man
Feliz cumpleaños Bono
Que pases un bonito día con tus seres queridos...
My list for Bono-songs by my neighbors i
Bono listen to Tyler Childers, poet of the Big Sandy: “ All Your’n” - heartfelt performance and good lyrics. “ I Will Follow You to Virgie “ ( Virgie is a small community in E. KY”) Chris Stapleton : “Sometimes I Cry” - country blues ❤️ Happy Birthday! ❤️ Teresa - Lemonette
Happy Birthday Bono
I wish you the best, for you and your family. I hope to see you in Cologne.
Happy Birthday Bono
Wishing you a very warm and happy birthday today Bono. Blessings to you and all of your family. Put your feet up, relax and have a Guinness on me.
Happy Birthday!
Thank you for your gift of music, I hope you have a blessed day✌️
What a nice surprise
I was so happy, inspired and motivated to listen to this beautiful voice, telling us about his daily life during quarentene! It was confortant and delightfull to know what this brilliant soul is up to. This interview crossed the ocean and reached us here in Brazil! Hands up to Ryan as well that asked the most intelligent and interesting questions that every fan would like to ask for. Cheers!
Great list!
Nice list! I love hearing what the band are listening to. I've discovered a lot of different artists that way. Happiest of Birthdays to Bono!! Sending you much love, always.
Happy birthday bono
Happy birthday bono from Betty Molly Locky and Jonny
Wonderful interview!
It´s a great pleasure to listen to Bono´s beautiful and sincere thoughts. I´m moved by his comments about the courage and efforts of frontline workers. In these times U2´s donation to provide essential things like masks is very generous. I love Bono´s words about Ireland´s history, diversity and his clear commitment To Europe. He has made great use of this time to write, read and create lists. Early memories like the first impressions of The Beatles reveal much passion for music and on the list there are some amazing Irish musicians and their songs. May Bono have a wonderful 60th birthday with his family!
I could listen to Bono for hours...days..... What a voice, what a storyteller. I love this guy
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