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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Wolfe Tones is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Wolfe Tones Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music

The Best Celtic Fusion Bands/Artists The Best Popcorn Brands

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Shooglenifty is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Shooglenifty Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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Old Blind Dogs is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Christy Moore is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Christy Moore Pop music, Folk music, Music of Ireland

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Karan Casey is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Karan Casey Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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

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Burning Bridget Cleary is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Burning Bridget Cleary Celtic, Folk, Traditional -   

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Off Kilter is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Off Kilter Rock music, Celtic music

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

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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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Barleyjuice is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Mackeel is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Mackeel Nova Scotian music

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Mahones Celtic punk

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Green Spirit is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Green Spirit Irish folk-rock music

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Sterling Bridge is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

The Best Rockabilly Bands and Artists The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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American Rogues is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Danny Quinn is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Danny Quinn Irish folk music

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Joeri is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Brizeus is listed (or ranked) 69 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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The Booze Brothers is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Booze Brothers Irish trad punk

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PerKelt is listed (or ranked) 73 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 ...

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The Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Scarlet Celtic Hard Rock - Celtic Rock

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The Elders is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Elders Americana, Rock music, Folk rock

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Pipes and Pints is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Pipes and Pints Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Belly Bluster is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Belly Bluster Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Power Folk

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Cherish the Ladies is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Cherish the Ladies Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

The Best Outsider Artists Things You Always Forget

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Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Fiddler's Green Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

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The Rankin Family is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Rankin Family Folk music, Country

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Rovers Ahead is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Rovers Ahead Danish band

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Clandestine is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Clandestine Celtic music

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Máiréad Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Máiréad Nesbitt Classical music, Celtic music

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Glengarry Bhoys is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Glengarry Bhoys Celtic music

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Poitín is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Poitín Folk music, Celtic music

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Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Ashley MacIsaac Celtic fusion, Rock music, Folk music

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Eluveitie is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Eluveitie Melodic death metal, Folk music, Folk rock

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Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Black 47 Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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Sir Reg is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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

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

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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
Real McKenzies Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

The Best Electroacoustic Bands/Artists The Best Rental Car Agencies

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

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 96 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) 97 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 ...

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Circle J is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

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Greenland Whalefishers is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Celtic Bands & Artists