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Tommy Makem - 73% match to Wolfe Tones

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 Clancy Brothers - 65% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Easy Listening Folk World Music
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The Irish Rovers - 47% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Planxty - 42% match to Wolfe Tones

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 - 41% match to Wolfe Tones

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 Dubliners - 40% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts 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 Corries - 38% match to Wolfe Tones

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

The Irish Tenors - 29% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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The Fureys - 23% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This musical family group from Ballyfermont, Dublin, Eire, originally featured George Furey (11 June 1951, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, accordion, mandola, autoharp, whistles), Finbar Furey (b. 28 September 1946, Dublin, Eire; vocals, uillean pipes, banjo, whistles, flute), Eddie Furey (b. 23 December 1944, Dublin, Eire; guitar, mandola, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bodhr&a Read more

Gaelic Storm - 20% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music
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The Pogues - 19% match to Wolfe Tones

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

The Saw Doctors - 17% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating in Tuam, County Galway, Eire, the Saw Doctors continue the practice of rock reacquainting itself with traditional Gaelic music. Inspired by the madcap antics of the Pogues, et al, the medium is a furious medley of traditional and modern instruments, meshing together in boozy sing alongs or sombre ballads that are best experienced live.The Saw Read more

Joanie Madden - 15% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: New Age World Music
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Silly Wizard - 15% match to Wolfe Tones

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

Cherish The Ladies - 13% match to Wolfe Tones

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


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