Bands/Musicians Famous Bands from Ireland

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List famous Irish bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Ireland come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Irish bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Ireland. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Irish musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

Bands here include everything from Michael Kelly to Robert O'Connor.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Ireland?" and "Which bands are popular in Ireland?"

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Enya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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Phil Lynott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Dolores O'Riordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Indie pop, Celtic rock, Rock music

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Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Rock music

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Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Carly Smithson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Gothic metal

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Damien Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock

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Andrea Corr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music of Ireland

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Danny O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Brian Downey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Kian Egan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music

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George Bernard Shaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Caroline Corr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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Samantha Mumba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Róisín Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Synthpop, New Wave, Neo soul

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Jim Corr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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James Vincent McMorrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Folk music, Indie rock

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John Field is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Bernadette Nolan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Christopher Casson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Phil Chevron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Sharon Corr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Celtic music

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Spike Milligan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Bob Geldof is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Brian McFadden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Soft rock

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Glen Hansard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Folk rock

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Jim O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Experimental rock, Experimental music, Post-rock

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Frank Patterson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Popular music, Operetta

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Niall O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Colm Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Musical theatre, Folk rock

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Mark Feehily is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music

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Brendan Behan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Siobhan Fahey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Chloë Agnew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Soundtrack, Adult contemporary music, Celtic music

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Jack Riley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Lisa Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Indie, Folk music, Indie folk

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland

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Lesley Roy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Pop music, Pop rock, Power pop

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Niall Breslin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Soft rock

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Mick Moloney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Folk music

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Thomas Nöla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Lounge music, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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Eric Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from Ireland
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock