Folk/Pop Bands 63

Bands playing their own original folk/pop songs and music, who are based in Ireland. Listed randomly.

Folk/Pop Bands

 

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Amazing Apples Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xv70khkld8

Dec 2012 14.8K views 3:47
Amazing Apples
Galway

'Amazing Apples’ are a 5 piece multi instrumentalist Indie/Folk band from Galway. In March 2014 they released their second...

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Pinhole Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nveII8-BeJ4

Apr 2016 3K views 4:25
Pinhole
Cork

Pinhole are a quirky Cork-based 4 piece, brandishing the alternative flag but deliberately skating over genre boundaries...

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The Chieftains Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7pDiO52xSs

Jun 2012 305K views 7:02
The Chieftains
Dublin

2019 marks the 57th Anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. Since 1962 they have been six-time Grammy Award winners and been...

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The Sacreblues Band Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzUeBhR1134

Mar 2017 73 views 2:54
The Sacreblues Band
Dublin

The Sacreblues Band is an Irish-French project based in Dublin brought to the world in 2011. Though influences are many,...

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The Pogues Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

Dec 2011 58.2M views 4:03
The Pogues
Dublin

The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish music with influences from punk rock,...

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Pine The Pilcrow Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc7l9u2mtw4

Jul 2016 4.8K views 5:24
Pine The Pilcrow
Dublin

Pine The Pilcrow released their debut EP in March 2016 and haven’t looked back. With glowing reviews from Irelands leading...

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Moxie Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExtqHYHevrg

Aug 2014 69.5K views 9:43
Moxie
Sligo

Since their debut album Moxie have been busy touring internationally and have so many highlights to remember including their...

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Blind Poets Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_XBNSIKIaw

Jul 2017 2.7K views 5:03
Blind Poets
Cork

Blind Poet’s music lies somewhere between neo classical contemporary celtic folk and contemporary world music sound; a...

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No Oil Paintings Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF4x7Try0I0

Jul 2016 4.7K views 4:29
No Oil Paintings
Antrim

No Oil Paintings are a vivacious, dynamic alternative-folk band from Belfast. Using typical folk instrumentation and...

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Alan Kavanagh Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpxGZHtg_dQ

Nov 2017 148 views 5:15
Alan Kavanagh
Meath

Alan Kavangh is a 29 year old musician from Ashbourne Co.Meath. His latest single 'Bitter Man' has just won IMRO's Christy...

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Kern Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaSrWMJ24Z0

Jul 2017 3.1K views 3:23
Kern
Louth

KERN is a folk/trad trio that blends the driving uilleann pipes and poignant whistles of Brendan McCreanor with the dynamic...

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The Ocelots Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwuon5UV9gU

May 2018 5.2K views 4:12
The Ocelots
Wexford

Situated in Wexford, twins Brandon and Ashley combine to create The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical...

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We Banjo 3 Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlJOICg5CwU

Apr 2013 89.8K views 2:58
We Banjo 3
Galway

Award-winning quartet WeBanjo3 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to...

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The Shruggs Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xsk3PKKYlM

Sep 2015 1.9K views 3:15
The Shruggs
Cork

Harmony loving Folk/Pop duo from Cork, ‘The Shruggs’, (comprising of long-time friends and Musicians James Downing and...

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Félim Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiA7ZK_WZZY

Jul 2016 794 views 17:44
Félim
Dublin

FÉLIM is an indie/folk-rock singer/song writer from Dublin, often accompanied by a band of last minute heroes, who all...

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Basciville Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Gxo4cWuZQ

Dec 2018 1K views 4:17
Basciville
Wexford

Basciville are a multi-instrumentalist folk/indie duo, based in Co. Wexford, Ireland. Brothers Cillian and Lorcan Byrne began...

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Buffalo Sunn Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnhKniNclg4

May 2014 39.8K views 4:06
Buffalo Sunn
Dublin

Buffalo Sunn incorporate sounds from the 60’s right up to the present day, mixing big reverb-laden harmonies with carefully...

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Sillk Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Bj8BW38xc

Jan 2017 2.4K views 3:23
Sillk
Cork

The band formed out of Orla Travers’ necessity; a necessity to tell stories and to write songs. She and Julian Halpin got...

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Angel and The Rum Bunch Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/7EOguriA_Es

Sep 2018 436 views 4:28
Angel and The Rum Bunch
Dublin

Angel and The Rum Bunch formed in 2017 after performing together in a theatre production. Tide Riders was based on the short...

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Majestic Bears Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ5SxWNx274

Oct 2013 3K views 5:01
Majestic Bears
Galway

Majestic Bears are a folk band from Galway with a varying range of influences from Irish/American folk music, Trad, surf, pop...

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Clannad Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0np-5xbkus

Jan 2014 3.2M views 4:29
Clannad
Dublin

The iconic Grammy, BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award winning band whose unique and timeless sound gave rise to the genre of Celtic...

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Hidden Stills Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ReZEeWXW8

Oct 2018 1K views 4:42
Hidden Stills
Wicklow

Hidden Stills are a Wicklow based duo who have been writing and performing their own style of pared back contemporary folk...

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Darragh O'Dea Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTDaQXqZvys

Nov 2017 1.4K views 2:19
Darragh O’Dea
Galway

Darragh O'Dea is a songwriter known for his narrative lyrics and descriptive portrayals of small town Ireland. Hailing from...

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The Finns Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYRCY7TYTnI

Jan 2017 3K views 3:37
The Finns
Dublin

The Finns are creating some of the most exciting music in Ireland right now off the back of the release of their highly...

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The Irish Rovers Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk2y_j-XrIM

Mar 2019 19.1K views 3:43
The Irish Rovers
Dublin

The Irish Rovers celebrated their 50 years of music with a world tour and the release of the greatest of their greatest hits...

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Rough Sunday Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f41QgfnbE8

Nov 2017 1.4K views 3:26
Rough Sunday
Cork

Rough Sunday are the songrwiting duo Amhlaoibh McSweeney & Diarmuid Wolfe, two young musicians from the West Cork...

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Lowlight Gathering Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfwvBaifGN8

Feb 2017 463 views 4:24
Lowlight Gathering
Monaghan

LOWLIGHT GATHERING are purveyors of electric indie-folk music that stirs emotions and touches hearts wherever they travel....

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Post-Party Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/l4DwumixIGA

Mar 2019 326K views 4:13
Post-Party
Dublin

Post-Party are a 4 piece indie rock band from Dublin. Having already shared stages with fellow Irish bands The Academic, The...

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Socks in the Frying Pan Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUT9NeUEfa8

Feb 2015 1.6K views 3:01
Socks in the Frying Pan
Clare

This young trad trio from Country Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with and innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish....

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Pilgrim St Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCKb6DWtduU

Jun 2015 3.8K views 3:32
Pilgrim St
Meath

Strongly influenced by Bruce Springsteen, Pilgrim St formed to bring these tunes to the live venues of Navan and surrounding...

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Runabay Band Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGgBzxVQB9g

Dec 2015 346 views 4:23
Runabay Band
Antrim

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who...

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The Savage Jim Breen Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMp1gW-dafo

Feb 2015 815 views 6:09
The Savage Jim Breen
Kilkenny

The Savage Jim Breen are 4 songwriter musicians who decided in 2005 to bring their respective individual instruments, songs,...

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Billy Treacy & The Scope Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsqzEtprcpk

Oct 2014 25.4K views 3:43
Billy Treacy & The Scope
Dublin

Billy Treacy is a Folk singer/songwriter from Dublin's Inner City. A modern day Balladeer with contemporary story songs using...

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Altan Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KzOyCwvQ9o

Nov 2008 598K views 3:41
Altan
Donegal

With a career at the pinnacle of Irish music for nearly 35 years Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been...

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Lúnasa Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW4AYJdOn10

Mar 2013 88.1K views 15:58
Lúnasa
Dublin

Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music, celebrates its twentieth anniversary in...

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Revue Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNfS5-cwBvU

Feb 2019 56 views 3:51
Revue
Down

Revue are a Belfast duo - singer Emma Loudon and multi-instrumentalist Marty Price. ...

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Clang Sayne Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-I4hebtuOU

Aug 2016 8.5K views 5:06
Clang Sayne
Wexford

Experimental folk 4tet fusing everything from 70's psychedelia, free jazz, sound art, folk song and beyond. Reviewers have...

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Navá Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma-i0e2rKdk

Nov 2016 14.2K views 2:44
Navá
Dublin

Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It...

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Blackbird & Crow Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgiBFf4vcTM

Jun 2017 13.2K views 3:52
Blackbird & Crow
Donegal

Blackbird and Crow come from the farthest northern corner of Co Donegal, Ireland. The band formed four years ago and are...

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Black Bank Folk Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9MkgtA2eaE

Jan 2016 4.2K views 2:53
Black Bank Folk
Dublin

Black Bank Folk burst onto the Irish music scene in 2016 with their critically acclaimed debut album 'Rising'. They spent...

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Brand New Friend Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qa-Q3NpvmU

Jan 2019 6.3K views 2:39
Brand New Friend
Antrim

brand new friend are probably one of the most uplifting prospects on the Belfast scene, they've got hints of American bands...

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Moon Looks On Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AkjCehWQ0

Aug 2016 8.1K views 3:49
Moon Looks On
Dublin

Moon Looks On are an Irish band based primarily in Dublin, .Their sound encompasses a fusion of both modern contemporary folk...

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Anúna Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbKWk6RzaiM

Sep 2010 1.1M views 2:06
Anúna
Dublin

ANÚNA are one of the most original vocal ensembles today, bringing the beauty of Irish musical heritage and literature all...

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Dervish Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8671ZVYrKLw

Feb 2010 218.1K views 4:28
Dervish
Sligo

Formed in 1989 by a group of five musicians, Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin Mc Ginley, Brian Mc Donagh and Michael Holmes...

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Cúig Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAZsC0i9uc0

Oct 2013 8.6K views 4:24
Cúig
Tyrone

Cúig, formed in late 2011, have established themselves among the most promising artists on the Irish traditional music...

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Mongoose Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3aDGLE4t9w

Sep 2017 2.8K views 4:10
Mongoose
Louth

Mongoose is a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women - Molly O'Mahony,...

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Wolfe Tones Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_7S18Ga88A

Dec 2014 272.3K views 7:20
Wolfe Tones
Dublin

Multi-Platinum Award winning Irish Folk Legends The Wolfetones are now in their 56th year: Tommy Byrne, Brian Warfield and...

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The Southern Fold Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvOIhzstOZM

Jul 2016 850 views 5:33
The Southern Fold
Kilkenny

Formed by Kilkenny native Emlyn Holden in 2014, and joined by Dubliner Laura Hand as co-vocalist the following year, The...

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Hatchlings Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4h7y8SVV2M

Feb 2016 3.3K views 5:52
Hatchlings
Kildare

Hatchlings is a collaborative project made up of five multi-instrumentalists and songwriters. Hailing from different pockets...

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Saint Sister Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXD1bcRkab4

Jul 2015 57.3K views 4:18
Saint Sister
Dublin

Saint Sister, formed 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre & Gemma Doherty. Mixing celtic harp, 60s folk and...

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Without Willow Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5zU64rTNxs

Nov 2018 2K views 4:31
Without Willow
Donegal

Without Willow are a folk duo from Co Donegal, Ireland. The pair have performed several times at The Earagail Arts Festival,...

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Celtic Thunder Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qni5bIN5qmU

Apr 2011 15.7M views 4:06
Celtic Thunder
Dublin

In 2007 producer Sharon Browne filmed the first ever Celtic Thunder show at the Helix in Dublin, Ireland. The concept was to...

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Just Mustard Featured Photo
https://youtu.be/swG2NdJ5hUQ

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Sep 2018 10.6K views 3:28
Just Mustard
Louth

Just Mustard are a five-piece band from Dundalk, Co. Louth. Mining influence from post-punk, trip-hop and lo-fi electronic...

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Flat Out Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BznZaeWx2I

May 2016 19.2K views 4:00
Flat Out
Mayo

Flat Out are an Irish four piece band formed in 2013 from the town of Ballina in Mayo. Since then they have developed a...

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Pine Marten Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w6TaOoIAUk

Jun 2016 2.8K views 3:03
Pine Marten
Dublin

Pine Marten are an innovative modern string band drawing on folk music from around the world. With influences ranging from...

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Newfoundland Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1POzcbH6k

May 2017 29.3K views 6:02
Newfoundland
Waterford

Newfoundland are a traditional/folk/contemporary fusion band hailing from the South East of Ireland. ...

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Tour Alaska Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCc5tmPzfrM

Apr 2019 710 views 3:26
Tour Alaska
Down

Tour Alaska is the solo project of A Plastic Rose frontman Gerry Norman featuring Jordan Farndell (violin, guitar, piano) and...

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For Foresters Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4kWjRbGPyU

Aug 2014 2.1K views 4:15
For Foresters
Donegal

For Foresters, the experimental post-folk act from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal have been in the depths of creating art that will...

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Squawkabout Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g95JkkIddq0

Dec 2015 243 views 6:08
Squawkabout
Kildare

A ferocious convergence of blues and folk executed through fierce vocals, eclectic percussion and driving rhythmic guitar. An...

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The Remedy Club Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qimGvulmUA

Jan 2017 3.1K views 4:21
The Remedy Club
Wexford

The Remedy Club are a roots/ americana duo comprising Aileen Mythen (vocals and percussion) and Kj McEvoy (guitar and...

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Billow Wood Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GrKw9N0Psg

Jul 2018 6.5K views 2:49
Billow Wood
Mayo

Billow Wood are an exciting new band committed to creating a new fusion sound for people of all ages to enjoy. ...

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The Boxty Gang Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW0ay4ZvSNQ

Aug 2018 122 views 4:59
The Boxty Gang
Dublin

Is a new Irish-based group creating a unique blend of Irish Traditional Music and Old Time American Folk, with hints of funk,...

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Blue Fish Diamond Featured Photo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTWrUXdYego

Apr 2018 328 views 3:17
Blue Fish Diamond
Dublin

Essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt, Hot Press magazine (October 2018). ...

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