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Mixing punk rock with traditional Celtic music, Celtic punk bands or Irish punk bands have one of the most dynamic sounds in rock music. The genre rose to prominence in the 1980s and has only continued to grow in popularity. Even though that was the genre's most prominent period, Celtic punk bands emerged a decade earlier and incorporate elements of folk music in their sound. Though it may seem like strange bedfellows, it is what made Irish punk bands so popular and the best Celtic punk bands seamlessly incorporate both elements, while also instituting covers into their explosive live sets as well.

So, what are the best Celtic punk bands? Any list of Irish punk bands has to include the likes of The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Blaggards, Black Irish Texas and The Tossers. These are some of the biggest names in Celtic punk, and with good reason. If not for the popularity and influence of these bands, then Celtic punk wouldn't have the strong underground following that it has.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Celtic punk bands. If you notice a band that specializes in Irish punk isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Celtic punk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Celtic punk 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 punk bands that you might've heard of. (91 items)
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The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Pogues Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Blaggards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Blaggards Celtic rock, Celtic punk

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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Real McKenzies Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Shane MacGowan Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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Cutthroat Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Blood or Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Blood or Whiskey Celtic punk, Folk music of Ireland, Punk rock

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The Rumjacks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Jasper Coal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Whiskey of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Street Dogs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Street Dogs Celtic punk, Street punk, Punk rock

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Firkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Mahones Celtic punk

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Flatfoot 56 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Flatfoot 56 Celtic punk, Christian punk, Punk rock

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Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Black 47 Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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The Young Dubliners is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Young Dubliners Celtic rock, Folk rock, Folk

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The Levellers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Levellers Celtic punk, Alternative rock, Folk punk

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Paddy and the Rats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Black Irish Texas Irish Folk with a rock and roll problem

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Stubby Shillelaghs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Greenland Whalefishers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Black Tartan Clan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Dreadnoughts Folk punk

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Sir Reg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Moorings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Toxic Frogs celtic punk rock

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Cheers! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Cheers! Irish Folk-Punk Brewed in Pilsen!

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The Gobshites is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Gobshites Celtic punk

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Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Fiddler's Green Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock, Folk punk

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The Men They Couldn't Hang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Men They Couldn't Hang Celtic punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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Smokey Bastard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Mr. Irish Bastard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Mr. Irish Bastard Rock music, Folk rock, Punk rock

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The O'reillys and the Paddyhat... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Rum Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Rum Rebellion Celtic Punk Rock

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The Bollox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Kilmaine Saints is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Clover's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Happy Ol' McWeasel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Porters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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In for a Penny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Albannach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Muirsheen Durkin and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Muirsheen Durkin and Friends Rock music, Celtic punk, Celtic rock Musik,a reginal Band in Arnsberg, Germany

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The Elders is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Elders Americana, Rock music, Folk rock

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Matilda's Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Pipes and Pints is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Pipes and Pints Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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The Young Wolfe Tones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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