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Celtic rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good celtic rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top celtic rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Celtic rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all celtic rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest celtic rock bands of all time, since the most famous celtic rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best celtic rock music.

You can click on the celtic rock band names to see more information about that particular notable celtic rock group. If they're near the top of the best celtic rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top celtic rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the celtic rock band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of artists like Thin Lizzy and Dire Straits. Rank the best artists by voting for them. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Mark Knopfler or Gary Moore?

All important, significant and iconic names in celtic rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new celtic rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of celtic rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into celtic rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good celtic rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent celtic rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best celtic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest celtic rock 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 rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Mark Knopfler Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Big Country is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Big Country Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Dire Straits Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Horslips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Horslips Celtic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Capercaillie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Capercaillie Celtic music

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Celkilt Celtic Rock - Festive Celtic Rock www.celkilt.com

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The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Pogues Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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Runrig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Runrig Celtic rock, Folk rock

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The Waterboys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Waterboys Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Bodh'aktan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Bodh'aktan bodhaktan.com 

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Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Wolfstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Wolfstone Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Young Dubliners is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Young Dubliners Celtic rock, Folk rock, Folk

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The Killdares is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Killdares Celtic rock

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Gaelic Storm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Gaelic Storm Celtic rock, Celtic music

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The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Corrs Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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Great Big Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Great Big Sea Celtic rock, Folk rock

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Rory MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Rory MacDonald Celtic rock

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Red Hot Chilli Pipers Celtic rock

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Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Black 47 Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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The Proclaimers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Proclaimers Celtic rock, New Wave, Pop music

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Danny Cummings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Danny Cummings Celtic rock, Rock music, Latin American music

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Blaggards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Blaggards Celtic rock, Celtic punk

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Chance the Arm Celtic Rock - Chance the Arm is a seven piece Celtic Rock band from Kansas City, MO. After forming in 2010, they began playing shows in 2011 around the Kansas City area. Since then, they have built a strong foundation in the Kansas City Irish ...

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Boomtown Rats New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

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Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Loreena McKennitt New Age music, World music, Celtic music

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Screaming Orphans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Screaming Orphans Celtic rock, Pop music, Folk music

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Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Ashley MacIsaac Celtic fusion, Rock music, Folk music

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Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Real McKenzies Celtic punk, Punk rock, Folk punk

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Oysterband Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk

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Them is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Them Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Raga rock

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

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Seven Nations is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Seven Nations Celtic rock, Alternative rock

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Mahones Celtic punk

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Mr. Irish Bastard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Mr. Irish Bastard Rock music, Folk rock, Punk rock

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Davy Spillane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Davy Spillane Rock music, Folk music, Celtic music

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The Porters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

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The Gobshites is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
The Gobshites Celtic punk

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The Cobblestones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

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Smokey Bastard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

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Dust Rhinos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Dust Rhinos Celtic punk, Alternative rock, Folk punk

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Blackmore's Night is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists
Blackmore's Night Rock music, Folk music, Medieval folk rock

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The Killigans is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists