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Best Celtic Music Bands/Artists

Celtic music artists list, including favorite Irish music bands like Dropkick Murpheys and Flogging Molly, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good celtic music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top celtic music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Celtic music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all celtic music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest celtic music bands of all time, since the most famous celtic music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best celtic music music.

You can click on the celtic music band names to see more information about that particular notable celtic music group. If they're near the top of the best celtic music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top celtic music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the celtic music band names themselves.

This list includes Van Morrison, Ritchie Blackmore and more items. Upvote the best items to see them rise closer to the top of the list. Don't like Dropkick Murphys or John Butler? Give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in celtic music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new celtic music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of celtic music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into celtic music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good celtic music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent celtic music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best celtic music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest celtic music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular celtic music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Paddy and the Rats

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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock More
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    Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music More
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    Marc Gunn

    Folk music, Comedy music, Renaissance music More
    added by: bellobard
    Fun celtic songs
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    Celtic music More
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    Bog Bards

    added by: BogBards
    Irish traditional, Celtic music
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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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    Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock More
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    Selfish Murphy

    added by: Selfish Murphy
    celtic shamrock'n roll 
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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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    Adult contemporary music, New Age music, Folk music More
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    new! Celkilt

    Celtic Rock More
    added by: LoïcMacWind
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    Celtic rock, Folk rock More
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    World fusion music, World music More
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    The Rumjacks

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    Celtic rock, Celtic music More
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    New Age music, Rock music, Folk music More
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    The Moorings

    added by: jazmincolt
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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music More
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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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    Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Ethnic electronica, Celtic fusion, Worldbeat More
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    Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music More
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    Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland More
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    The Booze Brothers

    added by: Flouf
    Irish trad punk
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    The Dreadnoughts

    Folk punk More
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    Celtic rock, Folk rock More
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    Celtic music More
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    Green Spirit

    added by: MészárosDominika
    Irish folk-rock music
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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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    Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk music of Ireland More
    added by: ppbaczyk
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    Celtic rock More
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    Sir Reg

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    The Scarlet

    Celtic Hard Rock More
    added by: D8_Nite
    Celtic Rock
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    Fiddler's Green

    Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk More
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    Flatfoot 56

    added by: mrpunkrad1
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    Burning Bridget Cleary

    added by: CherylBaldino
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    added by: ŠtěpánHonc
    PerKelt, based in London, has performed it's unique, progressive Celtic music since 2008. All ... more
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    Classical music, Celtic music More
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    The Makem and Spain Brothers

    added by: DianaLongThomas
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    Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk More
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    The Saw Doctors

    Rock music, Folk rock, Celtic music More
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    Americana, Rock music, Folk rock More
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    Bastards On Parade

    added by: DavizónLuisMiAppaloosa
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    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music More
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    Celtic punk, Punk rock More
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    The Roughneck Riot

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    Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk More
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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music More
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