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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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Northern Ireland?" or "What is a list of Northern Ireland bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
  • 1

    Van Morrison

    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsAstral Weeks, Moondance, Saint Dominic's Preview, It's Too Late to Stop Now, The Best of Van Morrison

    Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish...  more

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  • 2

    Snow Patrol

    Post-Britpop, Folk rock

    AlbumsEyes Open, Final Straw, Live and Acoustic at Park Ave., When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, The Trip: Created by Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol are an Irish-Scottish rock band from Northern Ireland and Scotland, formed in...  more

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  • 3

    AlbumsInflammable Material, Now Then…, Nobody's Heroes, Guitar and Drum, See You Up There!

    Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977,...  more

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  • 4

    The Undertones

    Pop punk, New Wave

    AlbumsThe Undertones, Hypnotised, The Sin of Pride, Positive Touch, Get What You Need

    The Undertones are a rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. From 1975 to 1983,...  more

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  • 5

    Gama Bomb

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsTales From the Grave in Space, Survival of the Fastest, The Terror Tapes, Citizen Brain, The Fatal Mission

    Gama Bomb is a thrash metal band based in Northern Ireland. Their 2009 album Tales from the...  more

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  • 6


    Noise rock, Rock music

    AlbumsTroublegum, Semi-Detached, High Anxiety, Babyteeth, Shameless

    Therapy? are an alternative rock band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by...  more
  • 7


    Pop punk, Rock music

    Albums1977, Nu-Clear Sounds, A Life Less Ordinary, Meltdown, Free All Angels

    Ash are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Downpatrick in 1989 by vocalist and guitarist Tim...  more

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  • 8

    The Adventures

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsThe Sea of Love, Theodore and Friends, Lions and Tigers and Bears, Trading Secrets With the Moon, The Adventures

    The Adventures are a Northern Irish rock group, formed in Belfast in 1984. The band later...  more
  • 9

    Jake Burns

    Pop music, Rock music
    John "Jake" Burns (born 21 February 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a singer and...  more
  • 10

    Gary Lightbody

    Power pop, Britpop

    AlbumsThe Last Time

    Gareth John Lightbody (born 15 June 1976) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and...  more

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  • 11

    Henry Cluney

    Rock music, Punk rock
    Henry Cluney (born 4 August 1957, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a guitarist who is best known...  more
  • 12


    Pop music, Power pop

    AlbumsGod Bless the Starjets, Ten Years

    The Starjets were a late 1970s power pop/punk rock group from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The...  more
  • 13

    The Divine Comedy

    Pop music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsAbsent Friends, Regeneration, Liberation, Promenade, Fin de siècle

    The Divine Comedy are a chamber pop band from Northern Ireland formed in 1989 and fronted by...  more

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  • 14

    Mama's Boys

    Heavy metal, Hard rock

    AlbumsRelativity, Plug It In, Power and Passion, Turn It Up, The Collection

    Mama's Boys were a 1980s hard rock/heavy metal group from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland...  more
  • 15

    Nadine Coyle

    Ballad, Pop music

    AlbumsInsatiable, Sweetest High

    Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle (born 15 June 1985) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actress, and...  more
  • 16


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsThe Angry Young Them, Them, Them Again, Happy Tiger Years, Time Out! Time in for Them

    Them were a Northern Irish rock band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known...  more


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  • 17

    Aled Jones

    Christian music

    AlbumsYou Raise Me Up: The Best of Aled Jones, Hear My Prayer, Ave Maria, Pie Jesu, Morning Has Broken

    Aled Jones, (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and radio and television presenter. As...  more
  • 18

    Linda Martin

    Pop music, Pop rock
    Linda Martin (born 27 March 1952) is a singer and television presenter from Northern Ireland....  more

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  • 19


    Ballad, Synthpop

    AlbumsWorld, D:Ream On, Volume 1, In Memory Of..., Gods In the Making (Remixes)

    D:Ream is a Northern Irish pop rock and dance group. They had a UK Number One hit with "Things...  more
  • 20

    AlbumsSave Me, You Are My Music, The Masters, You Are My Music... The Best Of

    Clodagh Rodgers (born 5 March 1947) is a singer and actress from Northern Ireland, best known...  more
  • 21
    Bronagh Gallagher (born 26 April 1972) is an Irish singer and actress from Northern Ireland....  more

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  • 22

    Brian Kennedy

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsOn Song, Interpretations, Voice, A Better Man, On Song 2

    Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born 12 October 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter and author...  more
  • 23

    Phil Coulter

    Popular music, Folk music

    AlbumsScottish Tranquility, Serenity, Classic Tranquility, A Touch of Tranquility, Forgotten Dreams

    Phil Coulter (born 19 February 1942) is an Irish musician, songwriter and record producer from...  more
  • 24
    Eire Apparent were a band from Northern Ireland, noted for launching the careers of Henry...  more
  • 25

    Ali McMordie

    Pop music, Rock music
    Alistair Jardine "Ali" McMordie (born 31 March 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a bass...  more