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Tommy Peoples - 92% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Mary Bergin - 84% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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Skankhill, County Dublin, Eire. In the folk community instruments as much as musical traditions are prone to drop in and out of style. The rise of the Irish tin whistle as a legitimate solo instrument parallels the growing popularity of players such as Mary Bergin, who has updated and expanded the precedents set by legendary whistlers Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts of the Chie Read more

Boys Of The Lough - 76% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 this folk unit is well known for its arrangements of Celtic music. The original line-up of Robin Morton (24 December 1939, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland; vocals, concertina, bodhrán), Cathal McConnell (b. 8 June 1944, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; flute, vocals, whistle), and Tommy Gunn (b. Derrylin, County Fermanagh, Nor Read more

Planxty - 73% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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This Irish folk band, who take their name from an Irish word for an air that is written to thank or honour a person, originally featured Christy Moore (7 May 1945, Prosperous, County Kildare, Eire; guitar/vocals), Dónal Lunny (b. 10 March 1945, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire; guitar, bouzouki, synthesizer), Liam O’Flynn (b. Kill, County Kildare, Eire; uillean pip Read more

Cherish The Ladies - 66% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This project began in 1983 as a series of concerts organised by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center in New York City to celebrate women in Irish American music. The name, originating from an old jig, was a joking suggestion by Joanie Madden (whistle/flute) made to music guru, Mick Maloney who was the midwife to the success of this now firmly established ensemble. Cherish The Ladies bro Read more

Patrick Street - 64% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After touring the USA in 1986, the musicians, Kevin Burke (1950, London, England; fiddle), Andy Irvine (b. 14 June 1942, London, England; guitar, harmonica, mandolin, bouzuki) and Jackie Daly (b. 1946, Kanturk, County Cork, Eire; accordion), returned to Ireland and formed Patrick Street with Arty McGlynn (b. Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; guitar).

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Sweeney's Men - 56% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band, although they only lasted from 1966-69, was the forerunner of many acts to come out of Ireland, such as Planxty and Moving Hearts, and highly-influential in the field of electric folk. Sweeney’s Men was formed by Terry Woods (4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo), included Andy Irvine (b. 14 June 1942, London, England; vocals, mandol Read more

Battlefield Band - 54% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From their beginnings in 1969, there have been many personnel changes in the Battlefield Band. Founder member Alan Reid (2 May 1950, Glasgow, Scotland; keyboards, vocals) is the one constant. He has been joined over the years by Brian McNeill (b. 6 April 1950, Falkirk, Scotland; vocals, multi-instruments), Dougie Pincock (b. 7 July 1961, Glasgow, Scotland; pipes, flute, saxo Read more

Arcady - 49% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
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Michael McGoldrick - 49% match to Seamus Ennis

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Andy Irvine - 45% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1942, London, England. This highly-regarded singer-songwriter and guitarist has been involved in a number of highly influential folk groups. Irvine, the son of an Irish mother and Scottish father, initially enjoyed minor fame as a child actor. He also learned classical guitar before chancing upon the music of Woody Guthrie. Turning away from classical to folk guitar, Read more

Tommy Makem - 44% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: Easy Listening Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tommy Makem shuttled into the States in the 1950s with his guitar and the history of Ireland tattooed on his rich, soulful voice. In the 1960s, as the folk music boom hit full stride, there was a spot at the end of the bar for Makem's brand of reimagined, but true-to-its-roots Irish tradition. His frequent collaborations with the Clancy Brothers would further his fame and the c Read more

Cathie Ryan - 41% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
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Martin Hayes - 41% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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County Clare, Eire. One of a generation of new Irish folk fiddlers to achieve international recognition in the 90s, Hayes has struck up a profitable partnership with Chicago, Illinois, USA guitarist Dennis Cahill. Previously Hayes had grown up in Clare and worked with his father’s group, PJ’s Tulla Ceili Band. He moved to America to find work, enrolling on a colleg Read more

The Tannahill Weavers - 41% match to Seamus Ennis

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1968, this folk group took their name from the town’s weaving community and the eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Tannahill. Over the years, the Tannahill Weavers have undergone numerous personnel changes, with John Cassidy (flute, guitar, whistles, vocals), Davie Shaw (bass, guitar), Stuart McKay (guitar, vocals) and Gordon Duncan (bag Read more


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