Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Dublin

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List of Dublin bands, listed by their level of fame. This Dublin musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Dublin bands are included, as well as many Dublin musicians of underground status. This list of Dublin musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Dublin bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

U2 and Bono are included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Dublin?" or "What is a list of Dublin bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (82 items)

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to ...more

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the ...more

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Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Thin Lizzy Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott ...more

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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 ...more

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My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
My Bloody Valentine Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing My Bloody Valentine are an alternative rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. Since 1987, the band's lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields and Colm Ó ...more

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Westlife is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Westlife Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, ...more

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Ronan Keating is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Ronan Keating Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music Ronan Patrick John Keating is an Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. He debuted in 1994, alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch, and Stephen ...more

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Boyzone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Boyzone Pop music, Boy band Boyzone are an Irish boy band. Their most famous line-up was composed of Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch. Boyzone have had 21 singles in the top 40 UK ...more

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Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Larry Mullen, Jr. Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen Jr. is an Irish musician and actor, best known as the drummer of the Irish rock band U2. A member of the group since its inception, he has recorded 13 ...more

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The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Boomtown Rats New Wave, Pop music, Rock music The Boomtown Rats are an Irish new wave band that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were ...more

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The Dubliners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Dubliners Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962. The band started off as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group, named in honour of its founding member; they subsequently renamed themselves ...more

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The Potbelleez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Potbelleez Synthpop, Electro, Electronic music The Potbelleez are a three piece Irish-Australian electro-house and dance music group, which formed in 2003 as a duo by DJs Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic. In 2005 they were joined by rapper Blue MC ...more

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Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Hothouse Flowers Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock The Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel and rock.

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Picturehouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Picturehouse Pop music, Rock music, Power pop Picturehouse are an Irish band from Dublin, Ireland. The band are most famous for their "Sunburst" from the album Karmarama in Ireland.

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Brian McFadden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Brian McFadden Pop music, Soft rock Brian Nicholas McFadden is an Irish singer-songwriter and TV presenter who rose to fame in 1998 as a member of the Irish boyband Westlife as one of the lead singers and frontman. When he resided ...more

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The Chieftains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Chieftains Folk music of Ireland, Celtic music The Chieftains are a traditional Irish band formed in Dublin in November 1962, by Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts and Michael Tubridy. The band had their first rehearsals at Moloney's house, with ...more

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Glen Hansard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Glen Hansard Folk rock Glen Hansard is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in ...more

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Declan Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Declan Galbraith Pop music Declan John Galbraith is an English singer. He is best known for his 2002 hit single, "Tell Me Why", which peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Primordial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Primordial Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Primordial is an extreme metal band from Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland. It was formed in 1987 by Pól MacAmhlaigh and Ciarán MacUiliam. Their sound melds black metal with Irish

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Luke Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Luke Kelly Folk music, Folk music of Ireland Luke Kelly was an Irish singer and folk musician from Dublin, Ireland, notable as a founding member of the band The Dubliners. He is often considered Ireland's greatest folk singer.

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Cruachan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Cruachan Black metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal Cruachan is a Folk Metal band from Dublin, Ireland that has been active since the 1990s. They have been acclaimed as having "gone the greatest lengths of anyone in their attempts to ...more

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Don Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Don Baker Rock music, Blues Don Baker is an Irish blues musician, television personality, and actor. Baker was born in Whitehall, Dublin. He is a singer-songwriter who plays the harmonica and the guitar. He appeared in ...more

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Paddy Casey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Paddy Casey Rock music, Folk music, Acoustic music Patrick "Paddy" Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. Casey was discovered by Sony A&R Scout Hugh Murray at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the ...more

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A House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
A House New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock A House was an Irish band from the 1980s to the 1990s, recognized for the clever, "often bitter or irony laden lyrics of [frontman] Dave Couse ... bolstered by the [band's] seemingly ...more

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The Bachelors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Bachelors Country The Bachelors are a popular music group, originating from Dublin, Ireland.

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Keith Duffy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Keith Duffy Pop music Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone ...more

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Tír na nÓg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Tír na nÓg Progressive music, Rock music, Folk music Tír na nÓg are an Irish folk band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969 by Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell. They are often considered as one of the first progressive folk bands with ...more

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David Kitt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
David Kitt Indie David Kitt is an Irish musician. He is the son of Irish politician Tom Kitt. He has released six studio albums to date: Small Moments, The Big Romance, Square 1, The Black and Red Notebook, Not ...more

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Dustin the Turkey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Dustin the Turkey Dustin the Turkey is a former star of RTÉ television's The Den between 1989 and its cancellation in 2010. He has been described as "the most subversive comedy force on Irish ...more

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Robert O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Robert O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Soul music

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Cathy Davey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Cathy Davey Alternative rock Cathy Davey is an Irish singer-songwriter. She has released one extended play, "Come Over", and three albums, Something Ilk, Tales of Silversleeve and The Nameless. Her second album ...more

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Mícheál Ó Domhnaill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Jazz Mícheál Ó Domhnaill was an Irish singer, guitarist, composer, and producer who was a major influence on Irish traditional music in the second half of the twentieth century. ...more

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Mark Kelly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Mark Kelly Neo-progressive rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock Mark Kelly is the keyboardist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion. He was raised in Ireland until he moved to England with his parents in 1969. Kelly was an electronics student while ...more

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Gerry Owens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Gerry Owens Industrial rock, Synth rock, Electronic rock Gerry Owens is the vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer of Irish Industrial rock band Lluther. Owens was born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a musician. After spending some time in ...more

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Aslan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Aslan Rock music, Britpop Aslan are an Irish rock band from Dublin who formed in 1982. Composed of Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell, Billy McGuinness, Alan Downey and Rodney O'Brien, the band has released six studio albums: ...more

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Something Happens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Something Happens Rock music, Pop rock Something Happens were an Irish pop-rock band whose heyday was the late 1980s – early 1990s. An earlier incarnation of the band was called 'The Dazzmen' and was fronted by singer Martin Lynch ...more

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Ann Murray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Ann Murray Classical music Ann Murray, DBE, is an Irish mezzo-soprano. She studied with Frederic Cox at the Royal Manchester College of Music and made her stage debut as Alcestis in Christoph Willibald Gluck's Alceste in ...more

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Shane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Shane Lynch Shane Lynch is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor and professional drift driver, best known as a member of Boyzone. In recent years he has taken up auto racing, participated in reality shows, and ...more

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Ronnie Drew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Ronnie Drew Folk music of Ireland Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Drew was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor who achieved international fame during a fifty-year career recording with The Dubliners. He is most recognised ...more

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Wolfe Tones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Wolfe Tones Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music The Wolfe Tones are an Irish rebel music band who incorporate elements of Irish traditional music in their songs. They are named after the Irish rebel and patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the ...more

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Mikey Graham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Mikey Graham Pop music Michael Christopher Charles "Mikey" Graham is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor and record producer, best known as the member of boy band Boyzone. In 2010 he was a contestant on

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The Frames is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Frames Rock music, Folk music, Indie rock The Frames are an Irish band based in Dublin. Founded in 1990 by Glen Hansard, the band has been influential in the Dublin rock music scene. The group has released six albums. In addition to ...more

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The Thrills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
The Thrills Classic rock, Folk rock, Britpop The Thrills are an Irish rock band, formed in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. The band was founded by lead vocalist Conor Deasy and guitarist Daniel Ryan, guitarist and bass player Padraic McMahon, ...more

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Brush Shiels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Brush Shiels Blues-rock, Rock music, Country Brendan Francis "Brush" Shiels is an Irish musician from County Dublin, best known for being the frontman of Gary Moore's first band, Skid Row. Brush Shiels had a TV show on RTÉ ...more

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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Skid Row Blues-rock, Psychedelic rock Skid Row was a Dublin based blues rock band of the late 1960s and early 1970s, fronted by Brendan "Brush" Shiels. It was guitarist Gary Moore's first professional band.

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JJ72 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
JJ72 Alternative rock, Indie rock JJ72 were an alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. After forming in 1996, they signed to Lakota Records in 1999, releasing two hit albums before splitting in 2006.

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Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club Alternative rock

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DIRECTOR is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
DIRECTOR Pop music, Rock music, Art rock Director were an Irish art rock quartet from Malahide in County Dublin. The group consisted of Michael Moloney, Eoin Aherne, Shea Lawlor and Rowan Averill. The band's 2006 debut album 'We Thrive ...more

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Johnny Duncan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Johnny Duncan Country Johnny Richard Duncan was an American country singer. In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, including thirteen on Columbia Records. These albums produced more than thirty chart ...more

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Pet Lamb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
Pet Lamb Pet Lamb was a Dublin-based rock band formed in 1991 featuring Brian Mooney [Vocals & Guitar],Dylan Philips [Vocals & Guitar], Kevin Talbot [Bass Guitar] and James Lillis [Drums].Irish ...more