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The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

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Folk music in Ireland remains one of the most aspects of their musical culture. Despite Irish rock music gaining acclaim towards the end of the 20th century, Irish folk bands has endured through the years and has served as a popular way for singers to share stories and voice their concerns of their time. Irish folk singers are beloved in their native land, and in some cases, their music has caught on with other Irish people across the globe. The best Irish folk singers resonated with their diehard fans and their music is part of the great Irish songbook.

So, what are the best Irish folk bands and artists? If you're familiar with Irish folk bands, you know that's not an easy question to answer. However, you're likely to include Irish folk bands like The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners among the best Irish folk bands. These Irish folk singers were instrumental in telling the tales and singing about Irish culture in a way that few were able to before. Irish folk music is the backbone of the country's musical identity, and it's not a surprise the best Irish folk singers are looked at so fondly.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Irish folk bands. If you notice that one is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best folk music of Ireland bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest folk music of Ireland 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 folk music of Ireland bands that you might've heard of.(114 items)
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    Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music

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    Pop music, Folk music, Music of Ireland

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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music

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    The High Kings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    New Age music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Liam Clancy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Patsy Watchorn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Planxty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    The Bothy Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Paddy Reilly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Bobby Clancy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music of Ireland

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    New Age music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Eamonn Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Jim McCann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    The Makem Brothers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Líadan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Danú is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Seán Cannon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Máire Ní Chathasaigh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Bluegrass

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    Folk music, Electric folk, Folk jazz

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Máirtín O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music

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    Rock music, Folk music of Ireland

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    Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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