bands/musicians The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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While there are tons of fantastic Celtic artists, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Celtic music separate the absolute best Celtic bands and artists from all of the rest. Celtic music is a broad genre that includes any music inspired by the folk traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the other Celtic nations. From traditional bands honoring the history of the genre, to punk bands inspired by the rhythm and songs of the genre, a wide variety of acts fall under the banner of Celtic music. The Pogues and Gaelic Storm are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top Celtic music bands of all time? 

This is a a Celtic music artists list, including favorite Irish music bands like The Dubliners and The Chieftains, ranked best to worst by votes. 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. These are truly the greatest Celtic music bands of all time, since the most famous Celtic artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Celtic 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 artists. Upvote the best artists to see them rise closer to the top of the list. Don't like Dropkick Murphys or John Butler? Give them a thumbs down.

 This list answers the questions "who are the best Celtic music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Celtic musician ever?" This is a perfect list if you have asked "What are good examples of Celtic music bands?" as well. 

Whether you’re a historian of Celtic music or a fan of modern celtic music bands, please vote for the best Celtic music artists - not  just the most popular Celtic music  bands that you never actually listened to. 

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Mackeel is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Mackeel Nova Scotian music

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American Rogues is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Danny Quinn is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Danny Quinn Irish folk music

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Green Spirit is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Green Spirit Irish folk-rock music

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Wolfe Tones is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Wolfe Tones Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music

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Joeri is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Connemara Stone Company Celtic, Folk Rock, Irish - 2015 - The Celtic Dog Tour - 20 Years CSC.

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The Elders is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Elders Americana, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Mahones Celtic punk

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The Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Dreadnoughts Folk punk

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Banshee in the Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Banshee in the Kitchen Celtic and World Music

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Brizeus is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Celtic Mayhem irish, scottish, old english

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BogZH Celtic Cats rock'n'roll celtic punk, celtic-rock - Rock'n'roll celtic punk-folk, Brittany FB page : https://www.facebook.com/Bogzh.Celtic.Cats

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PerKelt is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
PerKelt PerKelt, based in London, has performed it's unique, progressive Celtic music since 2008. All it's members are highly-qualified, accomplished and award-winning musicians. They unleash the passion and energy of strong melodic Celtic ...

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The Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Scarlet Celtic Hard Rock - Celtic Rock

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The Booze Brothers is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Booze Brothers Irish trad punk

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Belly Bluster is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Belly Bluster Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Power Folk

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Clandestine is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Clandestine Celtic music

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Leahy is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Leahy Folk music, Country, Celtic music

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The Rankin Family is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Rankin Family Folk music, Country

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Máiréad Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Máiréad Nesbitt Classical music, Celtic music

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Pipes and Pints is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Pipes and Pints Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Cherish the Ladies is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Cherish the Ladies Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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Poitín is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Poitín Folk music, Celtic music

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Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Ashley MacIsaac Celtic fusion, Rock music, Folk music

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Glengarry Bhoys is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Glengarry Bhoys Celtic music

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Rovers Ahead is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Rovers Ahead Danish band

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Eluveitie is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Eluveitie Melodic death metal, Folk music, Folk rock

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Clanadonia is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Sir Reg is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Black 47 Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Real McKenzies Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Scythian is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Scythian Celtic rock, Celtic music

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Fiddler's Green Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Oysterband Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk

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Bastards on Parade is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Brynmor Irish, Celtic Rock -   Celtic/Rock for the massesBrynmor (Welsh for great hill) originated in 2010 after Robert Gabb craved to return to his Celtic musical roots. He had been playing in Wales and Ireland prior to moving to the United States in ...

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Circle J is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Greenland Whalefishers is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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The Roughneck Riot is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Catgut Mary is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Smokey Bastard is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Rum Runner is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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The Fisticuffs is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Fisticuffs Folk music of Ireland