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Planxty - 42% 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

Danu - 36% 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

Silly Wizard - 36% 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

Liz Carroll - 29% match to Solas

Genres: World Music
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Natalie MacMaster - 27% match to Solas

Genres: Folk 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

The Chieftains - 24% match to Solas

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

Anuna - 23% match to Solas

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Bill Whelan - 23% match to Solas

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1950, Limerick, Eire. Educated at University College, Dublin, Whelan studied music and wrote the score for the film Bloomfield aka The Hero (1970). He played keyboards in pit bands for touring musical shows, and in the late 70s worked with the Waterboys, Stacc, and Planxty. From the late 70s, Whelan composed for television and arranged for the theatre, including an a Read more

Gaelic Storm - 22% match to Solas

Genres: World Music
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Cherish The Ladies - 20% match to Solas

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

Eileen Ivers - 18% match to Solas

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York, USA. This Irish-American fiddler has been playing since she was eight, and by the 90s, her mastery of it had begun to create interest throughout the roots and folk community. Playing rock, blues, jazz, classical and bluegrass, Ivers featured chiefly in two all-female groups, Cherish The Ladies and Chanting House. She has also been a guest on live performances and s Read more

Maura O'Connell - 18% match to Solas

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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County Clare, Eire. Folk singer Maura O’Connell began her career working with Mike Hanrahan before becoming a full-time member of Stockton’s Wing then De Dannan. However, after that band had enjoyed substantial success with Star Spangled Molly, O’Connell relocated to Nashville in 1985 to launch her solo career. She went there because of its reputation for song Read more

Dougie MacLean - 17% 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


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