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.

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dublin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Country
The Bachelors are a popular music group, originating from Dublin, Ireland.