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Planxty - 47% match to Solas

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

Liz Carroll - 38% match to Solas

Genres: World Music
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Anuna - 33% match to Solas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Gaelic Storm - 33% match to Solas

Genres: World Music
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Clannad - 31% match to Solas

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This family band, from Gweedore in Co. Donegal, Eire enjoyed transatlantic commercial success by skilfully crossing the bridge between folk and rock. Clannad was formed in 1968 by brothers Pól Brennan (Pol Ó Braonáin, Eire; guitar, vocals, percussion, flute) and Ciarán Brennan (b. Ciaran Braonáin, Eire; guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), and Read more

Silly Wizard - 31% match to Solas

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This Scottish band was formed in 1972 by Gordon Jones (21 November 1947, Birkenhead, Liverpool, England; guitar/mandolin), Bob Thomas (b. 28 July 1950, Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), and Chris Pritchard (b. Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals). Pritchard left within a matter of months and was replaced by Johnny Cunningham (b. 27 August 1957, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, Read more

Steeleye Span - 31% match to Solas

Genres: Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

June Tabor - 29% match to Solas

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impa Read more

Danu - 28% match to Solas

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This traditional music group from County Waterford, Eire, take their name from the Celtic Goddess. Danú was formed in 1994 by Donnchadh Gough (1975, An Rinn, Waterford, Eire; bodhrán/uillean pipes), Benny McCarthy (b. Brendan McCarthy, 1975, Deelish, Dungarvan, Waterford, Eire; accordion/melodeon), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Tricia Hutton (fiddle). The or Read more

Natalie MacMaster - 28% match to Solas

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

Celtic Woman - 25% match to Solas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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With traditional Irish music enjoying a surge in worldwide popularity in the late 90s and early 00s on the back of the success of the show Riverdance, it was inevitable that a group such as Celtic Woman would be created. Formed in 2004 by the established solo singers Chloë Agnew (9 June 1989, Dublin, Eire), Órla Fallon (b. 24 August 1974, Knockananna, County Wick Read more

Dougie MacLean - 22% match to Solas

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 September 1954, Dunblane, Scotland. Before he was two years old, MacLean moved to Butterstone, near Dunkeld, Perthshire, and now lives in the old schoolhouse. He was formerly a member of the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard, and an early Euro-band, Mosaic, in the mid-80s. The latter band’s impressive line-up included Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Márta Sebest Read more

Loreena McKennitt - 22% match to Solas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 February 1957, Morden, Manitoba, Canada. Celtic harpist, keyboard player and singer Loreena McKennitt rose to prominence in her native Canada in the mid-80s with a series of independently released albums. The daughter of a livestock dealer, McKennitt’s earliest ambition was to become a veterinary surgeon, though she abandoned her studies in Winnipeg soon after she di Read more

Christy Moore - 21% match to Solas

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

Tim O'Brien - 21% match to Solas

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. While he was growing up, the country singer Tim O’Brien became proficient on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and a guitar-shaped bouzouki and used to sing with his sister Mollie. In 1978 he and the banjo player Pete Wernick formed a bluegrass band, Hot Rize, with O’Brien on lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle. They also performed Read more


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