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The Dubliners - 77% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

Planxty - 74% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

Christy Moore - 48% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

The Irish Rovers - 39% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Gaelic Storm - 29% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
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The Pogues - 24% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The London, England-based punk scene of the late 70s inspired some unusual intermingling of styles and the Pogues (then known as Pogue Mahone) performed punky versions of traditional Irish folk songs in pubs throughout the capital. The line-up for their first gig at The Pindar Of Wakefield on 4 October 1982 featured singer Shane MacGowan (25 December 1957, Tunbridge Wells, K Read more

Clannad - 22% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

Tommy Makem - 21% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

The Young Dubliners - 18% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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The Corries - 17% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of Scotland’s most popular and enduring British folk acts, the Corries rose to prominence during the mid-60s when founder member Bill Smith (guitar/vocals) was joined by Ronnie Browne (guitar/vocals) and Roy Williamson (1937, d. 12 August 1990; guitar, vocals, concertina, harmonica, bodhran, kazoo, mandolin). Initially known as the Corrie Folk Trio, their early rele Read more

Van Morrison - 16% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Silly Wizard - 14% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

Solas - 12% match to The Clancy Brothers

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

The Johnstons - 12% match to The Clancy Brothers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This mid-60s Irish close harmony group enjoyed immense success in their homeland. The original line-up, which used to play in the family pub in Slane, consisted of Adrienne Johnston (vocals), her sister Luci (vocals), and brother Michael (guitar). Their debut single, a cover version of Ewan MacColl’s ‘The Travelling People’, reached number 1 in the Irish charts. Read more

Danu - 11% match to The Clancy Brothers

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


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