Punk The Best Celtic Punk Bands  

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Mixing punk rock with traditional Celtic music, Celtic punk bands or Irish punk bands have one of the most dynamic sounds in rock music. The genre rose to prominence in the 1980s and has only continued to grow in popularity. Even though that was the genre's most prominent period, Celtic punk bands emerged a decade earlier and incorporate elements of folk music in their sound. Though it may seem like strange bedfellows, it is what made Irish punk bands so popular and the best Celtic punk bands seamlessly incorporate both elements, while also instituting covers into their explosive live sets as well.

So, what are the best Celtic punk bands? Any list of Irish punk bands has to include the likes of The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Blaggards, Black Irish Texas and The Tossers. These are some of the biggest names in Celtic punk, and with good reason. If not for the popularity and influence of these bands, then Celtic punk wouldn't have the strong underground following that it has.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Celtic punk bands. If you notice a band that specializes in Irish punk isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Celtic punk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Celtic punk 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 Celtic punk bands that you might've heard of. (128 items)
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1,221 403
The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
If I Should Fall From Grace With God, Red Roses for Me, Hell's Ditch

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1,518 441
Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
The Warrior's Code, Unity, The Singles Collection

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1,553 416
Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Drunken Lullabies, Within a Mile of Home, Whiskey on a Sunday

4
773 275
Real McKenzies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
10, 000 Shots, Oot & Aboot

5
442 125
The Rumjacks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Angela Lund-Logan added

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706 267
The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Agony, Purgatory, We'll Never Be Sober Again

7
855 309
Flatfoot 56 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Knuckles Up, Toil, Rumble of 56

8
479 242
Blood or Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
No Time to Explain, Blood or Whiskey, Cashed Out on Culture

9
314 111
The Young Dubliners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Angela Lund-Logan added Saints and Sinners, Breathe, Absolutely

10
572 261
Shane MacGowan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
What a Wonderful World, Haunted, You're the One

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501 237
The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Paint the Town Red (The Best Of...), Irish Punk Collection, Angels & Devils

12
489 187
Street Dogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Fading American Dream, Savin Hill, Back to the World

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358 83
1916 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Sven Kanitz added Long Road Home, Uprising

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221 84
The Dreadnoughts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Allison Fin added Legends Never Die, Victory Square, Polka’s Not Dead

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542 235
Blaggards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Live in Texas

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281 100
Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Tim Egersheim added Inflammable Material, Now Then…, Nobody's Heroes

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310 129
Cutthroat Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Brendan Hamilton added Blood Rust Whiskey, The Wake

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182 98
Paddy and the Rats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
RolandRomenda added

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269 73
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ROVER MacCHROI - The No.1 Anti-System Irish Punk Singer & Songwriter. http://www.irishrover.org/

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141 62
Kilmaine Saints is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Angela Lund-Logan added

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267 174
The Levellers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Levelling the Land, Zeitgeist, Mouth to Mouth

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113 50
Fiddler's Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Menjaplom added Stagebox (limited edition), Wall of Folk, Winners & Boozers

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210 98
Rum Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
OHmymy added

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367 166
Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Home of the Brave, Green Suede Shoes, Bittersweet Sixteen

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131 67
Firkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Celtic Punk Bands
Sophkitty added Whup!