Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland

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List of Northern Ireland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Northern Ireland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Northern Ireland bands are included, as well as many Northern Ireland musicians of underground status. This list of Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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.

Examples of bands on this list include Van Morrison and Snow Patrol.

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

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Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Post-Britpop, Folk rock, Power pop
Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish alternative rock band formed in 1994, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid. Initially an indie rock band, ...more

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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Punk rock
Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977, at the height of the Troubles. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star, doing rock ...more

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The Undertones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop
The Undertones are a punk rock/new wave band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975. From 1975 to 1983, the Undertones consisted of Feargal Sharkey, John O'Neill, Damian O'Neill, Michael ...more

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Gama Bomb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal
Gama Bomb is a thrash metal band based in Northern Ireland. Their 2009 album Tales from the Grave in Space was one of the first albums ever released as a completely free download while signed to ...more

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Therapy? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge
Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist–vocalist Andy Cairns from Ballyclare and drummer-vocalist Fyfe Ewing from Larne, Northern ...more

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Ash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop punk, Rock music, Grunge
Ash are a Northern Irish alternative rock band, formed in Downpatrick in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they ...more

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The Adventures is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
The Adventures are a Northern Irish rock group, formed in Belfast in 1984. The band later moved to London where they signed to Chrysalis Records and released their first single in 1984. ...more

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Jake Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Punk rock
John "Jake" Burns is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the frontman of Stiff Little Fingers.

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Gary Lightbody is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Power pop, Britpop, Alternative rock
Gary Lightbody is a Northern Irish, double Grammy nominee and Ivor Novello Award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the ...more

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Henry Cluney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Rock music, Punk rock
Henry Cluney was a guitarist in Highway Star, the school band that became Stiff Little Fingers in 1977. He remained with the group until lead singer Jake Burns disbanded them in 1983. He toured ...more

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Starjets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Power pop, Punk rock
The Starjets were a late 1970s power pop/punk rock group from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band consisted of guitarist/vocalist Terry Sharpe, guitarist/vocalist Paul Bowen, bassist Sean Martin ...more

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The Divine Comedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Alternative rock, Baroque pop
The Divine Comedy are a chamber pop band from Northern Ireland formed in 1989 and fronted by Neil Hannon. Hannon has been the only constant member of the group, playing, in some instances, all ...more

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Mama's Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Heavy metal, Hard rock
Mama's Boys were a 1980s hard rock/heavy metal group from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland featuring the three McManus brothers Pat, a.k.a. "The Professor", John, Tommy. Later in ...more

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Nadine Coyle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Ballad, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Coyle rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. The group amassed a joint ...more

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Them is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Raga rock
Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career. The ...more

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Aled Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Christian music
Aled Jones MBE is a Welsh singer best known for his television work with BBC and ITV as well as his radio work, mainly for BBC Radio 2. In September 2012, Jones joined ITV Breakfast to present ...more

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Linda Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Pop rock, Middle of the road
Linda Martin is an Irish singer and television presenter. She is best known in Europe as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with the song "Why Me?", and in Ireland as a ...more

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D:Ream is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music
D:Ream is a Northern Irish pop rock and dance group. They had a UK Number One hit with "Things Can Only Get Better" in 1994 as well as eight more top 40 hits. They released two albums, ...more

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Clodagh Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music
Clodagh Rodgers is a singer and actress from Northern Ireland, best known for her hit singles including, "Come Back and Shake Me" and "Jack in the Box".

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Bronagh Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Bronagh Gallagher is a singer and actress from Derry, Northern Ireland. During her teens she got involved, through school, in drama and music activities, and joined a local amateur dramatics ...more

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Brian Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Country
Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter and author, who is known for his ballads, and has represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. He is the younger brother of ...more

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Phil Coulter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Popular music, Folk music
Phil Coulter is an Irish musician, songwriter and record producer. He was awarded the Gold Badge from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in October 2009. Coulter has ...more

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Eire Apparent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Eire Apparent were a band from Northern Ireland, noted for launching the careers of Henry McCullough and Ernie Graham, and for having Jimi Hendrix play on, and produce, their only album.

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Ali McMordie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Northern Ireland
Pop music, Rock music, Punk rock
Alistair Jardine "Ali" McMordie is a bass guitarist, who made his name with, and was a founding member of, Stiff Little Fingers. He was with them from their inception in 1977 until ...more