Music

The Best Celtic Bands & Artists

List Rules
Celtic bands and artists only.

While there are tons of fantastic, famous Celtic artists, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Celtic music separate the absolute best Celtic bands and artists from all of the rest. Celtic music is a broad genre that includes any music inspired by the folk traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the other Celtic nations. From traditional Irish singing groups honoring the history of the genre, to punk bands inspired by the rhythm and songs of the genre, a wide variety of acts fall under the banner of Celtic music. The Pogues and Gaelic Storm are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top Celtic music groups of all time? 

From the names Van Morrison and Ritchie Blackmore, to The Dubliners and The Chieftans, this list features all of your favorite classic and newer Celtic singers/groups.

This list answers the questions "what are the best Celtic music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Celtic musician ever?" Whether you’re a historian of Celtic music or a fan of modern Celtic music groups, please vote for the best Celtic music artists based on their albums and songs, rather than just their popularity or fame.