Celtic musicians: Ireland

Tremendously popular traditional group from Co. Donegal in Ireland.
Energetic new Irish traditional/celtic trio.
Irish instrumental/choral group specialising in medieval celtic music.
Irish traditional group founded by Johnny McDonagh.
Begley & Cooney
Furious traditional dance music from a dynamic Australian/Kerry duo.
Gerry O'Beirne
Irish guitarist, from Patrick St. and the Sharon Shannon band.
Luka Bloom
Irish folk singer and baby brother of Christy Moore.
Bothy Band
One of the greatest ever Irish trad groups, from the seventies.
Boys of the Lough
Long-running group with members from many celtic regions.
Mary Black
From trad. to pop, one of Ireland's top vocalists: Sites by Carolyn Andre, and Mark van Setten and Andreas Wilkes.
Frances Black
Mary's baby sister also has her discography here.
Maureen & Brendan Browne
With a combined age of 25 these two young All-Ireland champions have their own Web page and a promising future.
Kevin Burke
One of Ireland's greatest fiddlers, and member of many legendary groups.
Turlough O'Carolan
Irish composer and harpist of the eighteenth century, his music is extremely popular today: pages by Art Edelstein, Lesley Nelson and this Italian one.
Paddy Canny
Analysis of the playing of this seminal East Clare fiddler (by Bernie Stocks).
Na Casaidigh (the Cassidys)
Irish traditional family group from Donegal, now based in Dublin.
Peadar O Ceannabháin
Sean-nós singer from Connemara.
Celtic Fiddle Festival
Trio of fiddlers from Ireland (Kevin Burke), Scotland (Johnny Cunningham) and Britanny (Christian Lemaitre).
Discography and links for this most famous of Irish traditional groups.
Midwest (US) group featuring All-Ireland champion Paddy O'Brien, with Pat Egan and Tim Britton.
Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy
New trio of the legendary Liam Clancy with son Dó and Robbie O'Connell.
Discography of Irish traditional group by Don Grimm and Jim McCauley, as well as a file with some lyrics and translations. There are other Clannad sites in Mexico and in the US (highly recommended).
Julia Clifford
Study of the playing of the widely respected Sliabh Luachra fiddler (by Bernie Stocks).
Robbie O'Connell
Folksinger/songwriter based in US, nephew of the famed Clancy brothers.
Rita Connolly
Irish singer best known for her work on Granuaile, and other Shaun Davey pieces.
Sinead O'Connor
Controversial Irish pop singer, with some traditional leanings; see also this site.
The Corrs
Tremendously popular Irish family traditional/pop group with sites by Daniel, Reneyo Lusica, and Atlantic Records.
Excellent and rising Irish traditional group.
Jimmy Crowley
Inimitable and long-famed folk singer from Cork.
An impressive new Irish traditional group based in Waterford.
Hauntingly beautiful sound from a young Irish group.
Fan site for the Sligo-based Irish traditional group. See also the 'official site'.
Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
Bi-lingual site for this Irish singer and songwriter.
Discography of the legendary ballad group from Dublin.
Try Dave Allum and Peter Pehrson's excellent Enya archive.
Four Men and a Dog
Energetic and irreverent folk group from Northern Ireland.
Douglas Gunn
Recorder player, composer, and much else: a specialist in Baroque music with a great twist on the music of O'Carolan.
Hothouse Flowers
Discography of the Irish rock/trad group fronted by Liam O'Maonlai. See also the Flowers' website, courtesy of Sean McDermott, and another website.
Martin Hayes
Biography & discography of the Clare fiddle player.
The Horslips
Info on the late great founders of celtic rock, by Martin Feeney and Paul Cusack.
The Irish Weavers
Ballad/Comedy group from Cork.
Andy Irvine
Veteran of Planxty, Patrick Street and many other groupings.
Paddy Keenan
The reknowned piper from the Bothy Band and Moving Hearts.
Trad meets the dance scene... Highly popular young Irish band.
Donal Lunny
A major force in Irish music, from his days with Planxty to his recent work as producer.
Tommy Makem
A legendary founder of the Irish folk revival, and still performing.
Josephine Marsh
Accordion player from Ennis, Co. Clare.
Michael McGoldrick
Award-winning wind player from Manchester, of Irish extraction.
Susan McKeown & the Chanting House
New York-based, acoustic rock with traditional tinge. See also Susan's page at Alula records.
Mick Moloney
Philadelphia based folklorist, singer, and instrumentalist.
Christy Moore
Famed Irish folk singer, this discography covers his solo work as well as full coverage of Planxty and Moving Hearts
Neili go Deazz
Innovative Irish flute/bodhran/song duo.
Celtic-derived contemporary group, made up of Tríona and Mícheál Ó'Dómhnaill, Johnny Cunningham and Brian Dunning.
Energetic Cork-based Irish trad group.
Niamh Parsons and the Loose Connections
Arcady's talented singer and her own band: trad with some pop leanings.
The Pogues
The late, the great, the band that brought punk and Irish music together in an inexplicable but tremendously successful sound. Web sites, created by and Devan MacFarlane and pogues.com. There is also a Shane McGowan biography and fan club.
Paddy Reilly
Famed Irish balladeer.
Claire Roche
Singer/Harpist from Dublin with a flair for Yeats poetry.
Tommy Sands
Singer and songwriter from Northern Ireland, member of the Sands family.
The Sawdoctors
Raucous Irish folky group with a touch (only!) of traditional.
Sharon Shannon
The young and extremely popular accordion player.
Stockton's Wing
Energetic Irish traditional/pop band.
Micheál Ó Súilleabháin
Musician and enthnomusicologist best known for his modern piano arrangement of Irish tunes.
Sweeney's Men
The groundbreaking Irish instrumental group of the late sixties.
Folk/rock group lead by Mike Scott.
Freddie White
Inimitable folk singer from Cork, now resident in the US.
Quick Takes
An omnibus file with information on 30 groups and musicians for which there is not yet enough information to merit individual files.

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