Old favourites such as Horslips, Van Morrison and The Undertones, and newer acts like Sorcha Richardson and Fontaines D.C. feature on Bono's Full Irish playlist, which the U2 frontman shared on Friday.

In the run-up to his 60th birthday this Sunday, the singer appeared on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 and, among other things, revealed that he has been compiling a quarantine playlist during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Speaking to Tubridy, he said, "I have a top 40 of favourite Irish songs at the moment. There's everything from Fontaine D.C., going back to the great Shane MacGowan, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard." 

The playlist also features songs from his son’s band, Inhaler, Dermot Kennedy, The Blades, Picture This, Inhaler and cult Irish hip-hop crew Scary Éire. Strangely, The Black Catholics and Paranoid Visions didn’t make the list...

Bono’s Full Irish playlist: 

Horslips - Dearg Doom 

Van Morrison - Gloria

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down

Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster

The Boomtown Rats - Neon Heart

The Radiators - Songs of the Faithful Departed

The Blades - Downmarket

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U

Virgin Prunes- Caucasian Walk

The Golden Horde - Friends In Time

Ash - Shining Light

Aslan - This Is (Live at Vicar Street 1999)

Something Happens - Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello

The Pogues - A Rainy Night in Soho

Clannad - Theme from Harry's Game

Christy Moore - North and South of the River

The Dubliners - Springhill Mining Disaster

The Cranberries - Linger

Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl

Glen Hansard & Market Irglova - Falling Slowly

Hothouse Flowers - Love Don't Work This Way

Andrea Corr - Time Enough for Tears

Damien Rice - I Don't Want to Change You

Hozier - Take Me to Church

Dermot Kennedy - Outnumbered

Snow Patrol - Run

SOAK - Everybody Loves You

Sorcha Richardson - Ruin Your Night

Fontaines D.C. - Boys In The Better Land

The Murder Capital - More Is Less

Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This

Imelda May - Black Tears

Picture This - Take My Hand

Scary Éire - The Dole Q

Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail - Am I Sad?

Jacknife Lee - I'm Getting Tired with Beth Ditto and Earl St. Clear

St Francis Hotel feat Waterstrider - We Fall Together (We Fall Apart)

Paul Brady - The Island

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