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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy is one of Ireland’s most respected indie-pop bands. Skilled frontman, Neil Hannon, indisputable talent for writing, arcane and witty personality, and his…

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The Undertones

The Undertones formed in 1975 in the city of Derry when a group of young schoolboys shared their love for music. The band would practice…


Irish Uilleann Pipes

The Uillean pipes are known as the national pipes of Ireland and they were originally known as the Union Pipes. How the Uillean pipes work…


The Irish Harp

The Irish harp is a famous Irish instrument which has been used for centuries upon centuries. The ancient folk instrument has a beautiful delicate sound…


The Irish Tin Whistle

The Tin whistle is also called a penny whistle or feadóg stain. It is a well known and regularly used instrument in traditional Irish music….


Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was born Liam Rory Gallagher on the 2nd March 1948 in a town in Co. Donegal called Ballyshannon. One of Ireland’s most famous…



Traditional Irish Fiddle

The Irish fiddle is one of the most important instruments in the traditional repertoire of Irish music. It dates back several hundred years; however, there…


Thin Lizzy

In 1969, Thin Lizzy formed in Dublin and went onto to write and perform many songs through-out the years. The Thin Lizzy band played hard…


Clannad

Clannad is a traditional Irish folk group formed in 1970. Hailing from the wildness of the northwest of Donegal, Clannad has become one of Ireland’s…


Enya – Irish singer

Enya is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and composer born on 17th May 1961. From Gweedore, County Donegal she pursued a career in music first joining…


The Nolans

Originally from Dublin, Ireland The Nolans first entered the music scene when singing parents Tommy and Maureen Nolan moved the family to Blackpool in the…


Gaelic Football In Ireland

It would be safe to say that Gaelic Football is the most popular sport in Ireland, with hurling not far behind. It’s a traditional game…


The Corrs

The Corrs have been described as a Celtic Rock Group from Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland and consist of three sisters and a brother, Andrea,…


Christy Moore

Christy Moore is one of Irelands many talented Irish folk singers and was born on May 7thh 1945 in Newbridge, County Kildare.


The Dubliners

The Dubliners first formed in 1962. Since their formation, they have played many great songs and have become much loved all over the world. Popular with…