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.


Probably the most famous/infamous figure in the Irish music world is Sinéad—pronounced shin-AID-- O’Connor, almost as well known for her outspoken, sometimes controversial views as for her music. Sinéad is the Irish form of Janet.

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