St. Patrick’s Day Baby Names: Irish melody makers

Kick up your heels, get out your shillelagh and prepare to dance a jig as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with twelve musical Irish names—some of which were introduced to us by musicians who, as a bonus, taught us the right way to pronounce them.


Feargal Lawler is the drummer in the long-running Limerick rock band The Cranberries. Feargal, also spelled Fergal, was a high king of Ireland and an early Irish saint. Fergal is also the source of the more user friendly Farrell.

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