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Best Irish Folk Bands/Artists

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.(113 items)
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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Newbridge, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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    The Bothy Band

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Gweedore, Republic of Ireland

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    Liam Clancy Carrick-on-Suir, Republic of Ireland

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Galway, Republic of Ireland

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    Sheriff Street, Republic of Ireland

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    County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

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    Gweedore, Republic of Ireland

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    Líadan

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    Bobby Clancy

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    Ireland

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    New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Planxty Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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    Eamonn Campbell Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Jim McCann Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Máirtín O'Connor

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    The High Kings

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Liam O'Flynn

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    Seán Cannon Galway, Republic of Ireland

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    Máire Ní Chathasaigh

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    The Makem Brothers Dover, New Hampshire, United States of America

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    Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Toronto, Canada

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    Jackie Daly

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    Liam Reilly Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

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    Jack Harris

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    Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

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    Eileen Donaghy

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