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The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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. (35 items)
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    Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

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    alert! & added by ShannonMarino Black Irish Texas 19

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    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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    Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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    added by Eichwalders Muirsheen Durkin and Friends Rock music, Celtic punk, Celtic rock Musik,a reginal Band in Arnsberg, Germany

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    Kingston, Canada

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    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Houston, Texas, United States of America

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    United States of America

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    Leixlip, Republic of Ireland

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    The Gobshites Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    Irish Stew of Sindidun Belgrade, Serbia

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    added by DonnyMad-BeardZuzula The Tosspints 2008

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    added by Drink Hunters Drink Hunters Drink Hunters is a mixture of aggressive punk-rock with Celtic touches throughouts, incorporating the wild-partying Irish spirit.The idea arose three years ago, driving the Drink Hunters to combine

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    London, United Kingdom

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    Ottawa, Canada

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    Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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    The Prodigals New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Castle Combe, United Kingdom

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    added by PafkaSteidl Cheers! 2009 Irish Folk-Punk Brewed in Pilsen!

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    Mill a h-Uile Rud Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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    Victoria, Australia

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    new! & added by UlrichDorey Toxic Frogs 2014

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    Belgrade, Serbia

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