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List of famous guitar players from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Ireland has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Irish guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Ireland and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Ireland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Guitarists include everything from Jim Corr to Ronnie Drew.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Irish guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.

Anthony Drennan

Anthony Drennan is an Irish guitarist noted for his involvement with The Corrs, Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics among others. Drennan is from a musical family and was born in Luton, England: he and his family moved to Ireland while he was at a young age. He grew up in County Dublin and attended ...more

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Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Big Tom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Tom McBride, also known as Big Tom, is an Irish country music singer, guitarist, and saxophone player. Established since 1966, he is currently front man of the Irish showband Big Tom and The Mainliners. He is affectionally known as 'Ireland's king of country music' ...more

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Nationality: Ireland

Birthplace: Castleblayney, Republic of Ireland

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive ...more

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Nationality: Ireland

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Cathy Davey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Cathy Davey is an Irish singer-songwriter. She has released one extended play, "Come Over", and three albums, Something Ilk, Tales of Silversleeve and The Nameless. Her second album garnered her a Choice Music Prize nomination, Meteor Award for Best Irish Female, and spawned a number of successful ...more

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Nationality: Ireland

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Mid-East Region, Ireland, County Wicklow, + more

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