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Folk Bands and Artists with Gigs in Ireland

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as ‘a tradition in himself’. Musician, singer an…

 

Andy White

Andy White

The great man himself returns for a tour to celebrate his 10 CD Box Set which is being released later next year. Both the set and the tour will demonstrate why Andy White remains one of the UK´s fines…

 

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

Born in Dungiven in 1975, surrounded and infused with the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry, Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in …

 

Courtney Marie Andrews

´Honest Life´ released this year is a crystalline record of beautiful folk songs, confessionals, break-ups, and deprecating humour set against dreamy arrangements and the most honest of American folk …

 

David Browne Murray

“My main act is solo guitar, my first musical love. I also produce a bit, am working on a few records with very different lineups, love playing at festivals and have no intention of doing anything els…

 

Declan O´Rourke

Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plau- dits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad,…

 

Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy is a young alt-folk musician hailing from the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. Having set out on the path of a solo artist last September, Dermot has since played sold out shows i…

 

Duke Special

By nature Duke Special is a curious person. He is curious about theatre, books, music, poetry, art, love, life, redemption, death, 78RPM records and most recently, gardening! All of this is evidenced …

 

Freddie White

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, among…

 

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perf…

 

Gretchen Peters

There’s a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time — the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Pete…

 

Ian Felice

Ian, the lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers, told The Bluegrass Situation, “21st Century´ is a three-chord song about the paranoid breakdown of someone´s reality. I wrote it on the ban…

 

John McEvoy

John McEvoy hails from Birmingham, UK. Though his music is heavily influenced by the fiddle masters of Sligo, and west Clare John has his own unique ornate style, expressive and encompassing consider…

 

John Smith

John Smith’s honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. For him, it’s all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling acoustic fingerst…

 

John Spillane

Cork

John has been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Folk Act’ and ‘Traditional act’. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineers such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Ca…

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Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby

Barnsley

English folk singer and songwriter from Penistone, Barnsley. Sometimes known as "The Barnsley Nightingale", she has headlined various British national folk festivals, and is one of the most noted cont…

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever

Kris Drever’s voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and …

 

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan is considered to be one of the greatest female vocalist Ireland has ever produced and the only Irish singer to rival the greatest of European cabaret and American jazz club blues because…

 

NoCrows

NoCrows is an acclaimed dynamic folk orchestra from the melting pot of Sligo’s diverse and vibrant music scene. Comprising of seven exhilarating musicians, from Ireland, Switzerland, Mallorca and Russ…

 

Okkervil River

Okkervil River

Formed in 1998 in Austin, TX, Okkervil River find the middle ground between indie rock and folk-rock, placing slightly more emphasis on the former. Vocalist Will Robison Sheff and drummer Seth Warren …

 

Paul Brady

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists.

 

Ralph McTell

London

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating almost 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that in…

 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Their has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past t…

 

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is one of this country’s greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as ‘a pere…

 

Seamie O´Dowd

One of Ireland’s finest, and frequently accorded legendary status in his native Sligo,Seamie O’Dowd’s musical career has seen him progress from his first radio broadcast at ten years of age, on up thr…

 

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who´s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackso…

 

Stick In The Wheel

Stick In The Wheel

London

The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine´s Album of 2014 Editor´s Choice winners, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM´s Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for …

 

The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, …

 

The High Kings

The High Kings is an Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008. The band consists of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. By June 2016, the group had released four studio albu…

 

The Proclaimers

Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed huge success across the globe, entertaining fans with the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and singalong raucousness of t…

 

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