Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers

September 8, 2009 | 2

Do you love cats?  Do you love Irish drinking songs? Do you love them together? Apparently, you are not alone. Marc Gunn of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast has two parody albums devoted to this improbable marriage. Speaking for myself (in the words of the immortal Joe Turner), “I’m like a one-eyed cat, peeping in a seafood store…”

is a staff writer for The Millions living in Virginia. She is a winner of the Virginia Quarterly's Young Reviewers Contest and has a doctorate from Stanford. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Times, In Character, VQR, Arts & Letters Daily, and The Daily Dish.


  1. I should probably have forewarned readers that the website starts singing “What Shall We Do With A Catnip Kitty” as soon as you open it. Apologies. Did you get to “Danny Boy” and “Whiskers in the Jar”–I think those best describe life with cats/being a crazy catperson.

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