bands/musicians Famous Bands from Ireland

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List famous Irish bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Ireland come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Irish bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Ireland. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Irish musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

Bands here include everything from Michael Kelly to Robert O'Connor.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Ireland?" and "Which bands are popular in Ireland?"

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Rory Gallagher Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Enya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Enya New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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Phil Lynott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Phil Lynott Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Dolores O'Riordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Dolores O'Riordan Indie pop, Celtic rock, Rock music

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Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Shane MacGowan Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Carly Smithson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Carly Smithson Pop music, Rock music, Gothic metal

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Damien Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Damien Rice Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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Andrea Corr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Andrea Corr Pop music, Rock music, Folk music of Ireland

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Danny O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Larry Mullen, Jr. Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Brian Downey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Brian Downey Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Kian Egan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Kian Egan Pop music

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George Bernard Shaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Caroline Corr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Caroline Corr Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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Samantha Mumba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Samantha Mumba Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Róisín Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Róisín Murphy Synthpop, New Wave, Neo soul

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Jim Corr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Jim Corr Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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James Vincent McMorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
James Vincent McMorrow Folk music, Indie rock

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John Field is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Bernadette Nolan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Christopher Casson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Phil Chevron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Phil Chevron Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Sharon Corr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Sharon Corr Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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Spike Milligan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Bob Geldof is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Bob Geldof New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Brian McFadden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Brian McFadden Pop music, Soft rock

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Glen Hansard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Glen Hansard Folk rock

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Jim O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Jim O'Rourke Experimental rock, Experimental music, Post-rock

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Frank Patterson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Frank Patterson Popular music, Operetta

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Niall O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Colm Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Colm Wilkinson Musical theatre, Folk rock

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Mark Feehily is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Mark Feehily Pop music

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Brendan Behan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Siobhan Fahey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Siobhan Fahey New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Chloë Agnew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Chloë Agnew Soundtrack, Adult contemporary music, Celtic music

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Jack Riley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Lisa Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Lisa Hannigan Indie, Folk music, Indie folk

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Lesley Roy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Lesley Roy Pop music, Pop rock, Power pop

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Niall Breslin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Niall Breslin Soft rock

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Mick Moloney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Mick Moloney Folk music

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Thomas Nöla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Thomas Nöla Lounge music, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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Eric Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Eric Bell Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock