220px-Four-leaved_clover2By Pauline France

To commemorate Saint Patty’s Day, we’re presenting you with a lucky four-leaf clover ensemble of the fine music highlighting different areas of the Irish genre, of course involving women.

Enjoy, and sláinte!

1) Mary J. Blige and U2. Alright, so Mary J. Blige isn’t of Irish descent, but U2 is.  In “One,” Blige and U2 deliver a soul-wrenching love song that tugs at the heartstrings.

2) Heather Dale. The lyrics in “One Of Us” speak about an inspiring female warrior, and can by applied to any inspiring female in your life.  It is so empowering and uplifting, it is guaranteed to arm you with courage and motivation.

3) Maighread ni Domhnaill. Maighread ni Domhnaill is an acclaimed Irish musician with an impressive trajectory that began in 1969. Listen to ni Domhnaill performing “Spanish Lady” with her sister Triona in the video below.

4) Sinéad O’Connor. No Irish music list would be complete without including the great Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor, who rose to fame in the late ’80s with her album The Lion and the Cobra.