The Best Celtic Rock Bands/Artists

List Rules
Celtic rock bands only.

This list ranks the greatest Celtic rock bands and solo artists of all time, with the order decided by actual fans of the best Celtic rock music.

From the names Thin Lizzy and Dire Straits, to Mark Knopfler and Gary Moore, all of your favorite male and female Irish rockers are featured below (especially the 80s and 90s bands).

All of the musicians included here have released countless albums and songs with distribution, and this list serves as an accurate compilation of the best examples of Celtic rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Celtic rock music. Some of the artists below sing in Gaelic, Ireland's native language, while others incorporate metal, punk, and hard rock genres into their music.

If you're wondering, "what are the top Celtic rock groups of all time?" and "who is the greatest Celtic rock singer/musician ever?" then look no further! If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the bands' music, instead of just voting for the most popular or famous Celtic rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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