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The Dubliners - 84% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Easy Listening Folk Pop / Rock
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 Clancy Brothers - 55% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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Christy Moore - 33% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Pop / Rock
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 - 33% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal
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The Chieftains - 32% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music World Music Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music Music & Radio
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

Planxty - 28% 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

Gaelic Storm - 23% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music
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The Pogues - 23% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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

Solas - 22% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Folk
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

Dropkick Murphys - 21% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Dropkick Murphys, (their name taken from a local rehab centre) initially formed in 1996 with the sole intention of jamming punk cover versions. Original members, Mike McColgan (vocals), Ken Casey (bass), Rick Barton (guitar) and Matt Kelly (drums) soon progressed to writing original material, the future live staple ‘Barroom Hero’ b Read more

Cherish The Ladies - 16% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: 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

The Corries - 15% 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

Tommy Makem - 15% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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

Van Morrison - 14% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Folk Music & Radio Foreign Films Blues Blues Drama
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Danu - 13% match to Wolfe Tones

Genres: World Music Pop / Rock
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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