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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. (43 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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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Shane MacGowan Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Black Irish Texas Irish Folk with a rock and roll problem

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

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IRISH ROVER Irish Punk - ROVER MacCHROI - The No.1 Anti-System Irish Punk Singer & Songwriter. http://www.irishrover.org/

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Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Black 47 Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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

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Flatfoot 56 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Flatfoot 56 Celtic punk, Christian punk, Punk rock

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Mahones Celtic punk

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Street Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Street Dogs Celtic punk, Street punk, Punk rock

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Toxic Frogs celtic punk rock

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

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Muirsheen Durkin and Friends is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Blood or Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Blood or Whiskey Celtic punk, Folk music of Ireland, Punk rock

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Rum Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Rum Rebellion Celtic Punk Rock

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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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Pipes and Pints is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Pipes and Pints Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Whiskey of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Matilda's Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Matilda's Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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Tortilla Flat (ch) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands

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The Bloody Irish Boys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Bloody Irish Boys Irish Punk Band from Columbus, Ohio, USA

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The Briggs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Briggs Pop punk, Celtic punk, Street punk

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

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The Men They Couldn't Hang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Men They Couldn't Hang Celtic punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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The Go Set is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Go Set Celtic punk, Folk rock, Punk rock

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

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Charm City Saints is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Charm City Saints Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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The Tosspints Celtic Folk Punk

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Jackdaw is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Jackdaw Celtic punk, Street punk, Rock music

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Cheers! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Cheers! Irish Folk-Punk Brewed in Pilsen!

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Amadan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Amadan Celtic punk

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Dust Rhinos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Dust Rhinos Celtic punk, Alternative rock, Folk punk

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The Prodigals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Prodigals Celtic punk, Rock music

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Ophiuchus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Ophiuchus Celtic punk, Progressive folk music, Alternative rock

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Drink Hunters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
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 the music that they had been playing ...

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Alfapop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Alfapop Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk music of Ireland

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Mill a h-Uile Rud is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Mill a h-Uile Rud Celtic punk, Scottish Gaelic punk, Punk rock

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Irish Stew of Sindidun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Irish Stew of Sindidun Punk rock, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic rock