Video: Celtic Park & The Greatest Rendition Of An Irish Song On St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day 1991, Celtic Park, the Scottish Cup and a Glasgow derby; all the ingredients for a special day in Paradise. Four red cards and two first half goals added to the occasion and with Celtic on the cusp of the next round, the whole of Celtic Park burst into a raucous rendition of the Irish national anthem.

Sung in English, as it was originally written and indeed as it was sang by James Connolly, the Irish diaspora in Scotland showed full appreciation of Celtic’s Irish roots. The scene can be enjoyed in the below video.

Other fine renditions by the Glasgow Irish are shown here:

Meanwhile, for the purists, Amhran na bhfiann can be heard at Celtic Park – albeit for a Scotland v Ireland international match:

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About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up on the English south coast with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were previously sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are now available on Amazon.

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