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The Best Irish Rebel Music Bands

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Irish rebel music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good irish rebel music 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 irish rebel music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Irish rebel music 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 irish rebel music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest irish rebel music bands of all time, since the most famous irish rebel music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best irish rebel music music.

You can click on the irish rebel music band names to see more information about that particular notable irish rebel music group. If they're near the top of the best irish rebel music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top irish rebel music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the irish rebel music band names themselves.

Examples of artists on this list include Sinéad O'Connor and Black 47. Upvote your favorite artists on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would. Make sure you always vote for stuff like The Dubliners or The Clancy Brothers if you like it.

All important, significant and iconic names in irish rebel music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new irish rebel music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of irish rebel music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into irish rebel music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good irish rebel music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent irish rebel music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best irish rebel music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest irish rebel music musician ever?"

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  • The Wolfe Tones are an Irish rebel music band that incorporates elements of Irish traditional music in their songs. They take their name from the Irish rebel and patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, with the double entendre of a wolf tone – a spurious sound that can affect instruments of the violin family.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music
    • Albums: Wolfe Tones, The Wolfe Tones Greatest Hits, Rifles of the I.R.A., Sing Out for Ireland, Spirit of the Nation
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  • Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore (born 7 May 1945) is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road was recorded with Dominic Behan in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Folk music, Music of Ireland, Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music
    • Albums: Burning Times, Prosperous, The Iron Behind the Velvet, Ordinary Man, North and South of the River
    • Nationality: Ireland
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  • The Clancy Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Irish Rebel Music Bands
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    The Clancy Brothers were an influential Irish folk group that initially developed as a part of the American folk music revival. Most popular in the 1960s, they were famed for their trademark Aran jumpers and are widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland, paving the way for an Irish folk boom with groups like the Dubliners and the Wolfe Tones.The Clancy Brothers, Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Tom Clancy, and Liam Clancy, are best known for their work with Tommy Makem, recording almost two dozen albums together as The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Makem left in 1969, the first of many changes in the group's membership. The most... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Irish rebel music, Celtic music
    • Albums: Come Fill Your Glass With Us: Irish Songs of Drinking and Blackguarding, Best of the Vanguard Years, The Boys Won't Leave the Girls Alone, The Rising of the Moon: Irish Songs of Rebellion, The Makem & Clancy Concert
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  • Derek Warfield (born 15 September 1943) is an Irish singer, songwriter, historian, and a former member of the musical group The Wolfe Tones.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Irish rebel music
    • Albums: Clear the Way, Sons of Erin, The Bonnie Blue Flag, Liberte '98, Legacy
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland
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