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Gaelic Storm - 100% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: World Music
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Stan Rogers - 86% 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

Barenaked Ladies - 59% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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 - 47% 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 Tragically Hip - 45% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Pop / Rock 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 - 41% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music 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

The Irish Rovers - 39% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Gordon Lightfoot - 31% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Flogging Molly - 30% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts 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

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

Jann Arden - 25% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jann Arden Richards, 27 March 1962, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This Canadian singer-songwriter worked as a salmon-gutter, a golf ball cleaner and a singing waitress before finding success as a musician. Arden recorded a solo single (‘Never Love A Sailor’) under her real name when she was only 17 and started working with rock ‘n’ roll groups in bars and clu Read more

Natalie MacMaster - 23% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 June 1972, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. This Canadian fiddler gives credit for her emergence in the 90s to the Cape Breton Fiddler’s Association, started in the early 70s after a documentary, The Vanishing Cape Breton Fiddler, was screened. It led to a revival in this most dynamic of musical cultures, and MacMaster was just one of several young musicians to Read more

Our Lady Peace - 23% 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

Moist - 21% match to Great Big Sea

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Vancouver, Canada-based band, featuring David Usher (vocals) and Mark Makowy (guitar), who met at a party hosted by mutual friend and keyboard player Kevin Young. Makowy brought in bass player Jeff Pearce, and eventually drummer Paul Wilcox completed the line-up. Following a demo cassette in early 1993, the band went on to release a debut album on their own label in February of Read more

Sarah Harmer - 21% match to Great Big Sea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1970, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. This folk pop singer-songwriter grew up in rural Ontario, and formed her first band while she was studying at Queen’s University in Kingston. After playing with the Toronto-based Saddletramps for a period, Harmer formed alt pop band Weeping Tile with guitarist Luther Wright. The unit made their debut in 1994 with a self-tit Read more


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