Celtic rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good celtic rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top celtic rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Celtic rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all celtic rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest celtic rock bands of all time, since the most famous celtic rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best celtic rock music.
You can click on the celtic rock band names to see more information about that particular notable celtic rock group. If they're near the top of the best celtic rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top celtic rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the celtic rock band names themselves.
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- 1Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969. Two of the founding... moreCeltic rock, Blues-rock
- 2Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals... moreCeltic rock, Blues-rock
- 3Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter,... moreCeltic rock, Blues-rock
- 4Big Country are a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981. The height of the... moreCeltic rock, New Wave
- 5The Pogues were a British Celtic punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan and others, founded in... moreCeltic punk, Celtic fusion
- 6Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs based on... moreCeltic rock, Rock music
- 7Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996.... moreCeltic rock, Celtic punk
- 8Capercaillie is a Scottish folk band that was founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and led by... moreCeltic music
Irish Folk Rock, Celtic Rock, Rock Music
- 10Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig... moreCeltic rock, Folk rock
- 11Flogging Molly is an Irish–American seven-piece Celtic punk band led by Irish vocalist Dave... moreCeltic rock, Celtic punk
- 12The Cranberries were an Irish rock band formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989 by lead singer... moreJangle pop, New Wave
- 13The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and... moreCeltic rock, New Wave
- 14The Proclaimers are a Scottish music duo composed of twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid... moreCeltic rock, New Wave
- 15Great Big Sea was a Canadian folk rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for... moreCeltic rock, Folk rock
- 16Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band founded in Santa Monica, California in 1996. Their musical... moreCeltic rock, Celtic music
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- 18Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish... moreSkiffle, Blue-eyed soul
- 19The Young Dubliners is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1988. Their... moreCeltic rock, Folk rock
- 20The Killdares are a Dallas celtic rock group formed in 1996. The group has released five... moreCeltic rock
- 21The Corrs are an Irish band that combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes within their... moreCeltic rock, Pop music
- 22Wolfstone are a Scottish musical group founded in 1989, who play Highland music combined with... moreCeltic rock, Rock music
- 23Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian musician, composer,... moreNew Age music, World music
- 24Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and... moreBritish Invasion, Psychedelic folk
- 25Black 47 was a celtic rock band from New York City, formed in 1989 by Larry Kirwan and Chris... moreCeltic rock, Celtic punk