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Stan Rogers - 100% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Allison Rogers, 29 November 1949, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 June 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Singer-songwriter Rogers began as a bass player in pick-up rock outfits in his native Hamilton, before becoming possibly Canada’s finest ever folk singer-songwriter. In 1969, he turned professional and, the following year, released two singles (‘Here’s T Read more

Gaelic Storm - 77% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: World Music
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Barenaked Ladies - 51% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Blue Rodeo - 43% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country rock band from Toronto, Canada, have often found themselves fielding comparisons with the Band, although in truth their sound owes as much to Buffalo Springfield and the Beatles. They deserve wider recognition outside Canada where they remain one of the country’s most popular acts. The band was formed by two distinctive singer-songwriters and guitarists, Jim C Read more

The Irish Rovers - 39% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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The Tragically Hip - 35% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This politically correct Canadian guitar rock band has proved massively popular in its native country, while earning comparisons to Green On Red and early R.E.M. further abroad. The line-up comprises Bobby aka Rob Baker (12 April 1962, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; guitar), Gordon Downie (b. 6 February 1964, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; vocals), Johnny Fay (b. 30 April 1966, King Read more

The Dubliners - 33% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Read more

Tom Cochrane - 28% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1953, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Cochrane is one of Canada’s longest-standing and most respected rock songwriters and performers. His debut on Daffodil Records came in 1974 with the album Hang On To Your Resistance, recorded with his own band, named simply Cochrane. From 1980-89 he became the singer for the popular Canadian rock act Red Rider, releasing seven a Read more

Flogging Molly - 27% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based outfit has garnered numerous comparisons to Irish outfits such as the Pogues and Black 47, and fellow Americans the Dropkick Murphys. Formed in 1997 by Dave King (vocals/guitar; ex-Fastway), Bridget Regan (violin), Tedd Hutt (guitar), Jeff Peters (bass), George Schwindt (drums) and Toby McCallum (mandolin), Flogging Molly built a solid fo Read more

Solas - 27% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York-based Irish-American folk band Solas’ name translates as ‘light’ in Gaelic. They have brought new lustre to the roots/folk genre with their high-energy take on Irish traditional music. Founded in 1996, the quintet originally comprised Seamus Egan (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; flute, whistles, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán), Karan Casey (lead vo Read more

Gordon Lightfoot - 26% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

The Chieftains - 26% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Chieftains line-up - Paddy Moloney (1 August 1938, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire; uillean pipes, tin whistle), Seán Potts (b. 1930; tin whistle), Michael Tubridy (b. 1935, Kilrush, Clare, Eire; flute, concertina, tin whistle) and Martin Fay (b. 1938, Dublin, Eire; fiddle) - met in the late 50s as members of Ceoltóirí Cualann, a folk orchestra le Read more

Our Lady Peace - 22% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally comprising Raine Maida (Michael Raine Maida, 18 February 1970, Weston, Ontario, Canada; vocals/guitar), Mike Turner (b. 5 June 1963, Bradford, West Riding Of Yorkshire, England; guitar), Chris Eacrett (bass) and Jim Newell (drums), Our Lady Peace formed in Toronto, Canada, in 1992. The band took their unusual name from a 1943 poem by American poet Mark Van Doren. Read more

Oysterband - 21% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sloan - 20% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian alternative rock band originated at the Nova Scotia College Of Art in Halifax, where Andrew Scott (15 November 1967, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; drums) and Chris Murphy (b. 7 November 1968, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; bass) linked with Patrick Pentland (b. Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland; guitar) and Jay Ferguson (b. 14 October 1968, Ha Read more


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