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A House to Zerra One - The Ultimate List Of Irish Rock Groups And Artists

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18th Empire18th Empire are a Dublin based Alternative rock band
20 Bulls EachHardcore Irish punk/metal band from Dublin/Kilkenny.
66e5 piece atmospheric indie rock band formed in 2002, released their debut album 'Fall down 7 times... Stand up 8' in 2005. Now going by the name 'Le Galaxie'
79CortinazIndie band based in Carlow/Laois; debut single released in 2004 and debut album 'Hopioki' out in 2007
9LiesRock band from Northern Ireland formed in 2003
A HouseFormed in Dublin in 1985, split in 1997; frontman David Couse has a new band 'Couse And The Impossible'
A Lazarus Soul Dublin five piece formed by frontman Brian Brennigan in 2001, second album 'Graveyard of burnt out cars' out in 2006
A Little BitterN. Ireland metal trio formed in 2004
A Plastic RoseFormed in 2006 from the remains of Sligo band Haiku Thiefs, based in Belfast
Abaddon IncarnateDeath metal band formed in 1994
Adebisi Shank3 piece instrumental rock outfit from Wexford & Dublin
Adrian CrowleyMellow indie singer/songwriter based in Dublin influenced by the likes of Low, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen
Afro Celt Sound SystemA diverse range of musicians including Irish and Kenyan create a fusion of Irish, African and electronic music
AimonPerformance name for Dublin blues rock guitarist Samuel Eddy
Alan O'RourkeVocalist and songwriter from Cork, relaeased solo debut album in 2007
AlekoAleko are an unsigned Dublin group that merge the sound of the club with the sound of the sweaty underground venue
AlphastatesFormerly known as babelfish, mellow electronica mixed with live instruments, released their debut album 'Made From Sand' in 2004
ALTSide project of Andy White, Liam O Maonlai and Tim Finn
Altar of PlaguesAltar of Plagues were a progressive metal band blending elements of black metal, post rock and industrial rock
An Emotional FishDublin band which split after releasing 3 albums in the early-mid nineties. Vocalist Gerrard Wheelan formed an new band, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club in 2002
And So I Watch You From AfarBelfast instrumental guitar rock band incorporating elements of progressive, noise rock, hardcore, metal, punk in their own original brew
Andrew HandrickAndrew is originally from Dublin, Ireland, now based in La Spezia, Italy. A self taught musician, he plays edgy indie/folk/rock with literate lyrics,
Andrew StrongLaunched a music career after rising to fame for his role as the vocalist in the movie 'The Commitments'
Andwella's DreamLate 60's psychedelic band from Belfast lead by Dave Lewis. a.k.a Andwella
Andy WhiteBelfast-born singer-songwriter, performing since the mis-80s; currently based in Australia
Angel PierDublin based four piece formed in 2006
Ann ScottSinger/songwriter Ann Scott released her debut album 'Poor Horse' in 2003
AortalDublin based alt rock band led by street musician, James O'Toole.
Archie The LeperDownpatrick heavy metal outfit 1980-84
ArkitektGroup fromed by Noel Hogan (ex-Cranberries) along with Richard Walters from Oxford, UK.
Arm The ElderlyCork band formed in 2005, mixes high energy rock with hip-hop for a sound something along the lines of Rage Against The Machine
AshFormed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1992
AslanFormed in Dublin in 1982
AutamataIndie/Electronica group formed by Dublin-based artist/producer Ken McHugh
Auto Da FeFormed in 1980. Founding member Gay Woods was formerly in Steeleye Span. Phil Lynott produced their first 3 singles.
Autumn OwlsFive piece group from South Dublin formed in 2006; describe their music as 'Vintage acoustic alt. folk'
Bad BoatStraightforward rock anthems in a classic heavy 70’s sound with an underlying punk and metal edge.
BagatelleLong running band fronted by Liam Reilly, most well known for their 1980 single 'Summer In Dublin'
Band On An IslandFive piece band from Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Bap KennedySinger/songwriter/guitarist from Belfast, also was in Belfast band Energy Orchard. Brother of Brian Kennedy.
Barry McCabeBlues Rock with a Celtic twist
Bell X1Formed by ex-members of Juniper after the departure of Damien Rice
Belsonic SoundInnovative rock/reggae outfit.
Bernie TorméDublin born heavy metal/hard rock guitarist had his own band 'The Bernie Torme Band' and also played for some bigger metal acts including Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Atomic Rooster
Betamax FormatBetamax Format create synth driven psyche punk workouts with vocals sometimes thrown in for good measure
Bill ColemanSinger/songwriter/musicain from Cobh, Co. Cork.
Black 47New York-based band made up of Irish expatriates named for the the blackest year of the Irish Famine, 1847.
Black DaisyA band of Rock Chicks that got together in 2004; featured on MTV 'Breaking Point'
Blackball FighterCo. Down four-piece formed in 2005
Blackguard SmileHard rocking band formed in Belfast in 2006
Blackwych80s Rock Band from Co. Kildare, signed to Crashed Records & Metal Masters
Blaze XLate 70s/early 80s powerpop/punk band from Tuam
BlewDublin band formed in 1997
BlinkAlt pop/rock band, released 2 albums in the 90s and one in 2004
Blood or WhiskeyCeltic/Punk from Kildare. In a similar vein as The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly
Blue in HeavenDublin based pop/rock quartet active between 1982 and 1989
BluesvilleOne of the first Irish bands to reach the American charts in the sixties
Boa MorteElegently downbeat four-piece formed in Cork in 1998
Bob GeldofLaunched solo career in 1986 after the Boomtown Rats split
Bon Ton RoulerA new musical permutation and combination for two songwriters, Mick Major and David Duggan
Boomtown RatsVery successful punk/new wave band led by Bob Geldof formed in Dun Laoghaire in 1975
Boss VolentiDublin no-nonsense rock n roll outfit formed in 2003
BrianInitially a duo but now down to the core of Dubliner Ken Sweeney
Brian HoustonSinger/songwriter from Belfast
Brian KennedySinger/songwriter from Belfast. Worked with Van Morrison
Brilliant TreesDublin four piece formed in the late 90s
Burning ShadesSligo band fromed in 2006
BushplantFolk rock fusion band from Co. Clare featuring Mary Custy on fiddle
Butterfly ChildIndie band lead by Joe Cassidy from Belfast
Cactus World NewsOne of the bands U2's Bono was promoting in the mid to late 80's
Cane 141Electronica/indie pop act from Galway formed in the late 90's
Carpenter JoeEighties band from Northern Ireland
CascadeSoundsDublin indie & electronic band
Cashier No. 9Jangley pop/rock band from Belfast
CasperEarly 80's rock trio from Omagh, reformed in 2005
Cathal CoughlanSolo career followed Microdisney and Fatima Mansions
Cathy DaveyEdgy singer/songwriter from Dublin released her debut album 'Something Ilk' in 2004
CeltachorIrish mythology metal
Celtic LegacyCeltic rock/metal band from around Dublin; formed in 1997, split in 2009
CeltusPat & John McManus of Mama's Boys head off in an entirely different musical direction
Channel OneDublin based electro-rock band formed in 2002
ChaplinFive piece indie/alt country band from Wexford
Cheap FreaksDublin Garage Rock band fronted by Robbie Brady (The Things)
ChequerboardChequerboard is the performance name of John Lambert, a Dublin based guitarist/producer who creates ambient soundscapes incorporating acoustic guitar
ChosenMetal Band, formed in 2005, based in Dublin
Christie HennessyFolky singer/songwriter with unique voice, died in 2007
Christy MooreFolk singer/songwriter was part of Planxty and Moving Hearts
Chrome HorseFormed in 2006 diverse backgrounds in Northern Ireland and Poland; purveyors of organ-tinged psyche rock
ClannadDonegal band Clannad were originators of the new-age celtic sound
Clone QuartetBelfast indie/electronica outfit
CodesIndie electronic quartet from Dublin
Cold WarHardcore/death metal band formed at the turn of the millenium in Dublin
Colenso ParadeFour piece rock group from Co. Tyrone
Connect Four OrchestraInstrumental band formed in Dublin in 1999. Released 2 singles, 1 Album. Been on a break since 2003.
Couse and The ImpossibleDave Couse, formerly of 'A House' returns to the fray with a new band, 'The Impossible', and a new album 'The World Should Know'.
Cowboy XFour-piece alternative rock band formed in 2003, with a female vocalist.
CrayonsmithIndie synth/electronic rock outfit formed by Ciaran Smith in 2004
Creation's TearsCreation's Tears are a metal band based in Belfast.
CrimsonFour piece alternative rock band from Co. Westmeath
Crocodile TearsMid-Late 80's group from Omagh
CruachanCeltic metal
Cry Before DawnFour piece from Wexford that aspired to follow in the footsteps of U2 in mid-late 80's
Cry YumaCry Yuma are a 4-piece alternative rock/pop band from Kildare, now based in Dublin
CUTDublin-based, guitar-driven, indie 4-piece
CycleflyAlt metal/nu-metal outfit active in late 90s / early 00s
Dae KimExciting new band formed by Terry Cullen, former drummer of Ten Speed Racer; released their debut album in 2005
DaliFour piece alt. rock outfit from Thomastown Co. Kilkenny
Damien DempseyDublin singer/songwriter with distinctive voice
Damien RiceTalanted singer/songwriter from Celbridge, Co. Kildare; achieved huge success with his album 'O' released n 2002; formerly frontman of Juniper.
Dark Room NotesFour piece electronic indie pop/rock outfit from Dublin
Darkest EraNorthern Ireland based, Celtic laced epic metal band (formerly known as Nemesis)
David GeraghtyMulti-instrumentalist member of Bell X1 also has a career as a solo musician
David HolmesEclectic Mix DJ/ soundtracker from Belfast
David HopkinsFormer member of Dublin band LiR
David KittDublin-based singer-songwriter
David VirginDublin born David Virgin is a vetran of the Australlian underground punk scene, now based in Dublin
Davy SpillaneRenowned Uillean pipes player was a founding member of Moving Hearts
De ConfidenceCork group featuring the strongly Cork accented voice of Anthony McCarthy
Deaf Animal OrchestraPopular indie rock band from Waterford City
DecalElectronica group from Dublin
Declan de BarraSolo acoustic artist originally from Waterford, performed in Australlia and fromed a band called Clann Zu; based back in Ireland since 2002
Declan O'RourkeAcclaimed singer/songwriter; released his debut album 'Since Kyabram' in 2004
DelorentosAngular guitar pop/rock with an 80's feel
Dinah BrandFormed by Dylan Philips, ex-Pet Lamb
DirectorPop-rock quartet from Malahide, Dublin, formed in 2005
Dirty BeatniksElectronica group fromed in London in early 90s by Dubliners Neil Higgins and Rory Carille
Dirty EpicsSpiky punk pop four piece fronted by female voclaist; formed in 2007 in Dublin
DispatchesDublin indie band formed in 2009
DistractorsDublin five piece alt. rock outfit formed in 2006
Dolores O'RiordanThe voice of The Cranberriers is now performing as a solo artist and has a new album out
Donnacha CostelloAmbient/Electronica artist
Dr. Strangely StrangeExperimental folk rock group formed in Dublin in 1967
Dropkick MurphysFormed in Boston in 1996, Dropkick Murphys are one of the more well known of the plethora of Irish music/punk crossover bands to come out of The States.
Dry CountyDublin based indie band
Dublin Duck DispensaryLo-fi one-boy band
Duke SpecialDuke Special is an eccentric Belfast artist (aka Peter Wilson) 'whose bruised romanticism and soft Northern tinged vocals are at sharp juxtaposition with his wild dreadlocks, smudged eyeliner and unfeasibly wide trousers'
Ed ZealousFive piece rock outfit from Coleraine
Ego MinefieldLate 80s/early 90s power-pop 4 piece from from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Eire ApparentLate 60's psychedelic band, Jimi Hendrix played on their only album
Ellison 9Dublin 8-piece rock band formed in 2003
Elvis CostelloA.k.a. Declan Mc Manus, English born of Irish ancestory with strong Irish ties
EmilyDublin based powerpop five piece with a Donegal lassie on vocals, formed in 2005
Emmett TinleyEmmett Tinley from Blessington launched a solo career after his former band The Prayerboat called it quits in 2001
Energy OrchardBelfast band featured Bap Kennedy who went on to record as a solo artist
Engine Alley90s pop/rock band formed in Kilkenny in the late 1980s
EnyaAfter leaving Clannad Enya went on to become an internation success with her multi-layered new agey soundscapes
Eoghan ColganIrish singer songwriter from N. Ireland, currently living in Glasgow
Era VulgarisProg-metal band formed in Dublin in 2004
Ernie GrahamSinger/guitarist from Belfast, formed Eire Apparent in the late 60's, followed with a solo album
EstelEstel are a Dublin based instrumental rock group started by two sisters from Co. Roscommon. To date they have released four albums.
Eternal HelcaraxeBlack metal from Cavan
Evil HarrisonsAlternative-rock group formed in Dundalk in 2004
Fat Lady SingsFounded in Dublin in 1986 by Nick Kelly, released 2 albums in the early 90s before they split in 1994 and Kelly went solo
Fatima MansionsRaw and edgy rock group 'The Fatima Mansions' were foremd by Cork man Cathal Coughlan, ex-Microdisney, in 1989
Fean And TraversCurrent gigging partnership of ex-horslips guitatist Johnny Fean and bassist Steve Travers
Feargal SharkeyWent solo after the Undertones split in the early 80's
femmepopfemmepop is Margaret O'Sullivan from Cork
FeverpitchRock trio from Co. Louth
Fifteen MinutesFour piece punky alt. rock band from Dublin
Fight Like ApesPunky synth pop four-piece from Dublin
Fighting With WireAlternative rock and punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland
FingersmithAlternative rock band from Cork
Fionn ReganFolk rock artist from Bray, Co. Wicklow, garners regular comparisons to both Damien Rice and Nick Drake; released his debut album in 2006
FireGardenWexford band FireGarden formed in 2003
FirelandHeavy Metal band from Northern Ireland formed in 2003
Flogging MollyPogues influenced L.A. based band formed by Dubliner Dave King mix revved up irish trad. music with punk
Floyd Soul And The WolfThis Waterford four-piece, formed in 2005, play heartfelt rock and roll stripped back to the basics
Fontaines D.C.Edgy, punky rock sung in a heavy Dublin accent reminisant of Damien Dempsy
FOS BrothersBucolic folk has a psychedelic head-fit
Foy VanceSoulful singer/songwriter/musician from Bangor, Co. Down currently based in London.
Francie Conway Francie Conway is a singer/songwriter, musician & producer; performs with his group 'The Works' as well as solo
Frantic StateUp and coming hard rock/grunge band from Kilkenny
FredCork based five-piece pop/rock outfit
Freddie WhiteSinger/songwriter from Cobh, Co. Cork, was a founding member of Scullion
Fruupp1970s progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast
FUBARAn alternative metal band from Galway/Clare, now renamed as Ilenkus
Funky JunctionA makeshift band consisting of the first incarnation of Thin Lizzy with addition of vocalist and keyboards from the Dublin band Elmer Fudd came together to release a tribute to Deep Purple album
Future Kings of Spain4 piece from Dublin, relaesed debut album in 2003, 2nd album "Nervousystem" out in 2007
Gama BombSpeed/trash metal band from Newry founded in 2002
GangstersSka group from Dublin
Garrett WallIrish musician who relocated to Madrid
Gary MooreOne of the all time great guitarists and master of a variety of styles including hard rock, heavy metal, jazz rock and blues - RIP
Gavin FridayFormer front man of The Virgin Prunes established a solo career as singer/songwriter/composer and additionally as a painter and actor.
Gavin Glass And The Holy ShakersAmericana/alt. country artist from Dublin; released their debut album in 2005
Gavin RyanDublin troubadour Gavin Ryan released his critically acclaimed debut, Broken Blues, in 2006
GeasaCeltic metal band from Dublin, formed in 1994
Gemma HayesTipperary-born Gemma Hayes won the Best Irish Female Artist award at the 2006 Meteor Ireland Music Awards
General FiascoBelfast indie band fromed in 2007
GerikoThis Drogheda band are purveors of straight forward rootsy, funky hard rock in the vein of The Black Crows
Ghost Of An American AirmanNorthern Irish band of late 80's, early 90's
Gilbert O'SullivanCo. Waterford born singer-songwriter best known for his early 70's hits
giveamanakickRock duo from Limerick whose total loudness is greater than the sum of all parts
Glen HansardGlen Hansard of The Frames and The Swell Season released a solo album in 2012
GlenwashIndie rock band formed in Longford, split in 2007
GlyderThin Lizzy inspired retro hard rock band from Wicklow, formerly known as Hollywood, about to release their debut album
Goats Don't ShavePopular folk/folk rock group from Donegal had a big hit in the early 90s with "Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal"; Split up around 2000.
Gorbachov5 piece Wateford rock band
GrádaGráda are a Celtic fusion group that meld Irish traditional music with the contemporary
Grand Pocket Orchestra
Grand SlamFormed by Phil Lynott after after Thin Lizzy's official dissolution
Granny's IntentionsLimerick rock band of the late 60s/early 70s, fronted by singer/songwriter Johnny Duhan who went on to solo success as a writer and performer on the folk scene.
Great Western SquaresDublin based alt-country outfit formed by Gary Fitzpatrick; active in the second half of the 90s
Gregory GrayEclectic singer songwriter from North Antrim coast now based in London
HalvesDublin based ambient electronica outfit formed in 2006
Ham SandwichIndie band from Kells
Hassle MerchantsPunk band gigging on the Dublin music scene since 2005
Henry McCulloughPortstewart, Co. Derry born guitarist played with a long line of major acts including Eire Apparent, Sweeneys Men, Wings, Joe Cocker, and a host of other well known artists; Also released solo recordings
HermHerm is the music of Kevin Connolly who performs live with his band, The Hermanos.
Hey PauletteIndie band formed in Dublin in 1987, split in 1991
HinterlandDublin based musical partnership of Gerry Leonard and Donal Coghlan active from 1987 to 1994
HoganRock group fronted by Mark Hogan
Honey For ChristBelfast heavy metal band formed in November 1998
HorslipsFirst and most successfull band at combining irish traditional music with hard rock. Not that well known internationally but perhaps the most legendary band within Ireland.
Host3 members of Horslips, Eamon Carr, Johnny Fean and Charles O'Connor had this short lived vehicle in 1984/5. Released an album called Tyral plus a few singles
Hothouse FlowersFounded in Dublin in mid-eighties by Liam O'Maonlai, achieved success with their 1988 debut album 'People'
House of Cosy CushionsDublin based band with an extended family of core players and guests drifting in and out
Howard MossSinger/Guitarist from Co. Meath, performs rock music in the vain of Springsteen, Petty and Clapton.
HuemanShort-lived band formed in 2004 by former members of the band Cyclefly
HumanziDublin indie band with hint of 80's in their energetic sound, released their debut album in 2006
Hunger's MotherHard rock/classic rock band from Ballymoney/Ballycastle Co Antrim
HybrasilIndie pop band based in Wicklow town
Iain ArcherSinger, songwriter, guitarist from Northern Ireland; former member of Snow Patrol
IamaAcoustic & instrumental atmospheric songwriting duo from Cavan
Ian WhittyCork based Indie/folk artist from Killarney
Idol Joy80s new wave/rock/pop band from Cork city
IlenkusIlenkus are a five piece progressive metal band from Galway, formerly called FUBAR
Ilya KWaterford four piece alt. synth & guitar rock outfit recorded their debut album in 2007
In Case Of FireHard edged three piece rock outfit from Belfast
In Tua NuaCeltic rock band and prot?g?s of U2. They also helped give Sinead O'Connor her start.
Inch HighFour-piece hard rock outfit from Newcastle, Co. Down and Belfast formed in 2002
IndianRock band from Sligo featuring Pat McManus (ex-Mama's Boys, Celtus) on guitar
InterferenceIndie band formed in the early-mid eighties, centered around Fergus O' Farrell
Into ParadiseThis Dublin 4-piece formed in 1986 and influenced by Echo & The Bunnymen were the first commerical sucess for Setanta Records
ÍseA singer/songwriter with beautiful voice, released her debut album in 2007
I`ll Eat Your FaceGrindcore duo from Cork City, known for Zen-like can consumption and river-like flow of nonsense.
Jack LOriginally from Athy, Co. Kildare, Jack L (Jack Lukeman) has released a number of acclaimed albums
Jaded SunHard rocking band formed in Dublin in 2002
James Vincent McMorrowFolk singer/songwriter/musician
JapeThe solo project of Richie Egan of The Redneck Manifesto
Jekyl5 piece Rock/Metal act based in Kildare
Jemson GreenRiff based rock band formed in 2005
Jenny LindforsAcoustic folk artist, released her acclaimed debut album, 'When the night time comes', in March 2007
Jester5 piece Rock/Indie band based in Thurles, debut single charted in 2007
Jim ArmstrongJim Armstrong was the guitarist with famous 1960's Belfast beat group 'Them' and also played with the likes of Van Morrison, Jim Morrison, Captin Beefheart & Frank Zappa; Formed his own band - 'The Jim Armstrong Band' in the 1990s.
Jimi SlevinGuitarist, formed Peggy's Leg in early 70's, played with Skid Row and The Jimi Slevin Band. Released solo album in 1983.
Jinx LennonAgit-rocker-cum-rapper from Dundalk
JJ72Indie guitar trio formed in Dublin in 1997
Joan of ArseDublin-based indie band formed in 1996
JodavinoFive piece Cork group formed in 2005 by brother and sister duo, Joe and Aoibheann Carey.
Joe Chester Former member of Ten Speed Racer released a solo album in 2005
Joe O'Donnell BandViolinist, played with various groups before forming his own group and releasing the album Gaodhol's Vision
John SpillaneAcclaimed folk singer/songwriter from Cork released his debut solo album in 1997
John, Shelly And The CreaturesBelfast band formed in 2007
JoyriderNow defunct power punk band from Portadown
Jubilee AllstarsNow defunct Dublin lo-fi group included the 3 McCormack brothers
Juliet TurnerSinger/songwriter from Co. Tyrone, awarded the Meteor Music Award for best Irish female performer in 2005
Jung TurksInstrumental duo from Galway play pretty complex acoustic guitar stuff with hardcore drums
JuniperFormed in Kildare in 1994 and evolved into Bell X1 after the departure of Damien Rice in 1999.
Juno FallsMyles O Reilly from Dublin began making music under the moniker Juno Falls in 2003
Ka tetKa tet are a nationally touring altenative rock band from the west of Ireland.
Katie KimFormer member of Dae-Kim, Katie Kim wen ther seperate ways and realeased the album Twelve in 2008
KaydeeFour-piece band from Kilkenny
KerbdogGrunge/Metal band from Kilkenny
Kevin BarrySolo artist based in Dublin, debut album released in 2008 with all instruments played by Barry
Kiernan McMullanIrish based singer/songwriter who grew up mostly in Boston
KílaLong running experimental Celtic crossover group formed in 1987. Two members of the early lineup went on to join The Frames.
Kill City DefectorsFour piece from Kildare play their electro rock with a funky edge
KopekHard rockin' trio from Dublin
KyonElectro driven Drum Loops fused with Sonic Post Rock Riffery!!!
La RoccaPop/rock band formed by Irish lads and one English guy who met at Cardiff University and relocated to Los Angeles
Ladydoll4-piece rock band from Cork
Large MoundLarge Mound is a 4-piece rock group based in Dublin. Their music combines elements of indie, classic rock and and metal.
Last Known AddictionHard rock/metal band from N. Ireland
LatitudeDublin based hard rock band
Lauren GuilleryFrench-born Dublin-based female artist with attitude
Le BienDublin based synth & guitar duo
Le GalaxiePurveors of atmospheric spacy layered compositions; formerly known as 66e
LeanbhElectro-acoustic duo from Meath, fromed in 2006
Leanne HarteYoung rock guitarist from Sutton, Dublin, released debut album in 2006
LernerCork band formerly known as 'The Martin Ryan Band' formed officially in 2004
Les EnfantsA new-wave group active in the 1980s
Liam Ó MaonlaíFormer Hothouse Flowers frontman, released a Celtic inspired solo album 'rian' in 2005
LightLate 70's N.I. rock band formed by Jim Armstrong (ex Them)
Light A Big FireEamonn Carr of Horslips fame was the manager of this 80's band
LiRHard rock / prog rock band from Dublin active in the nineties
Lisa HanniganAfter parting ways with Damien Rice in 2007 Lisa Hannigan has focused on her solo career
little xs for eyesIndie pop/rock group featuring current and former members of Life After Modelling, Butterfly Explosion and 66E; Launched their debut EP in 2007
Loko ParentisDublin based band blending turbo-charged pop-punk ditties, screaming feedback, twisted funk and mangled dark groove
Los LangerosCrazy punk psychobilly outfit based in Cork
Lotus Crown90's group founded and fronted by Jimi Shields, ex-Rollerskate Skinny and brother of Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
Loudest WhisperFolk rock/progressive folk group formed in the early 1970s
Love Notes And AshesFour piece band formed in 2010 in Dublin
Ludwig O'NeillFormer frontman with Belfast bands Chalice, The Bush Turkeys and Reeferadio... now on a solo career
Luka BloomKnown in Ireland as 'Christy Moore's brother', Luka Blook is a talented writer and passionate preformer of folky rock and who also has a gift for uniquely interpreting other artists songs and make them his own.
Mael MordhaMael Mordha mixes elements of Celtic Rock, Doom Metal and Irish Folklore and Mythology and incorporates traditional Irish instrumentation into their unique sound which they call 'Gaelic Doom Metal'
MainlineFormed in 2003 by 3 brothers and 3 lifelong friends
MakoGroup formed by ex-Cyclefly members Declan O'Shea and Christian Montagne
Mamas BoysMcManus brothers from Fermanagh were originally playing traditional music but turned to rock after being inspired by Horslips. They turned out some good metal music on the early and mid 80
mannikinUp and coming unsigned 4 piece rock/pop/indi/grunge from Cork
Marc CarrollFormer member of Puppy Love Bomb and The Hormones; branched out on his own in 2000
Mark GearyDublin born, based in New York
Martin FinkeCritically acclaimed indie singer/songwriter who was born in Germany and grew up in Clifden, Co. Galway
Mary CoughlanJazz and Blues singer from Galway who began her performing career in 1984
Mass ExtinctionDublin based thrash metal band formed in 2003
Mellow CandleFolk rock band of the early 70's
Mellow DropsInteresting alt/prog/experimental rock band from Dunshaughlin Co Meath, on the go since 1989, released their first album in 2007
MesnerIrish band that relocated to Los Angeles in 2006
Messiah J And The ExpertDublin hip hop duo
Mexican PetsDublin guitar rock band formed in 1990 and disbanded in 1997, back together in 2006
Mic ChristopherHis aclaimed debut solo album Skylarkin' was released in 2002, a year after his death
Michael KnightIndie pop group led by Richard Murphy; formed in 2001, released debut album in 2005; based between Dublin & Berlin
Mick DuffySinger and songwriter from Ballymun, Dublin; released debut album 'Awakening' in 2007
MicrodisneyFormed in Cork in 1980 by vocalist Cathal Coughlan and guitarist Sean O'Hagan. Coughlan later went on to form 'The Fatima Mansions'.
MigalinkDublin based electronica trio
Mike BartlettSinger/songwriter with a great voice, worked as a backline tech for many years, now performing and recording his own music
Million Dollar ReloadTyrone based hard rock band in the vein of Aerosmith, AC/DC, GnR; formed in 2005
Miriam IngramFormer member of now defunct Wild Oscars, Miriam Ingram released her debut solo album 'Trampoline' in 2006
Miss Paula FlynnSinger with angelic voice from Co. Armagh garnered attention in 2007 for her version of Bowie's Let's Dance
MocracFive piece, Dublin based indie pop/electronica outfit
mojoFURYBelfast/Lisburn rock trio
MolokoElectronica duo based in Sheffield comprising of Irish-born singer Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon
Mono BandSolo project of Noel Hogan, ex-The Cranberries
MontageEarly 80's Indie pop rock 4 piece from Ballymun Finglas Area
MorelloAlt. hard rock band from Dublin, relaesed debut album in Aug 06.
MoskowitzFour piece indie/alternative/blues rock band based in Tallagh originally formed in 2002
Mourning BelovethDeath/doom metal band formed in 1992
Moving HeartsBlended Irish folk with rock. Members included Donal Lunny, Davey Spillanne, Christy Moore, Declan Sinnott.
MrnorthFormed in Dublin in the late 1990's, released their debut Lifesize in 2004.
Mugger DaveGalway trio formed in 2007
Mumblin' Deaf RoStage name of Dublin singer/songwriter Ronan Hession
MundySinger/songwriter from Birr, Co. Offaly
MushroomPsychedelic folk prog band originated in Dublin in 1972
My Bloody ValentineHighly acclaimed for their unique trippy densly layered guitar drone topped by delicate breathy vocals.
My Brother WoodyVehical of Dublin indie pop songwriter Michael Cleare
My Little FunhouseHard rock group from Kilkenny formed in 1991
myp et jeepKilkenny band formed in 2005
N.C. LawlorNial Lawlor is a gifted blues & bluegrass slide guitarist, peforms as a busker and session musician
NeosupervitalFour piece Dublin based electronica act
New AmusementDublin alternative/indie band made up of former school mates
New Sunset HotelMayo band whose debut single in 2010 The Bitter End went to No 10. in Irish Charts
Nick KellyFormerly frontman with The Fat Lady Sings
Nina HynesNina Hynes released her critically acclaimed debut album 'Staros' in May '02.
Ninebar InternationalFrom Northern Ireland, predecessors of Roque Junior
No SweatDublin-based hard rock group from late 80s early 90s
Noise ControlTechno mixed with guitar rock in the vein of The Prodigy/Chemical Brothers/Rage Against The Machine
Not Men But GiantsIndie/electronica group from Co. Westmeath
ODiAcoustic folk-rock pop fantastic vocals
OffshoreFive piece band from Swords, Co. Dublin
Old SeasonEpic, melodic, doom-laden Irish Heavy Metal
OMB and the Furious TreeFormed in 2005 by former Ravines members and ex-Ripleys frontman
One Day InternationalDublin band formed in 2007
One SeptemberFive peice melodic rock band from Ennis, played around the circuit in early 80s
OppenheimerIndie/electronica duo from Belfast
Paddy CaseyDublin based singer/songwriter
Paddy Goodwin And The Holy GhostsQuality blues rock from Drogheda
Paddy SaulPaddy Saul is an established singer/songwriter from Drumconrath, County Meath, Ireland, living in Boston since 1995
Panama KingsBelfast band fromed in 2007
Panda KopandaIndie rock band from Belfast
ParadoxAlternative Rock/Grunge Outfit formed in Cork in 1996
Paranoid VisionsPunk band formed in 1981 and split in 1992, reformed in 1996
Pat McManusHard rock guitarist from Co.Fermanagh of Mama's Boys fame. Now with Indian and also as a solo artist.
Paul BradyProlific singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Strabane has released a string of albums from the 80s through to the present
Paul CaseySinger/songwriter/guitarist from Derry
Paul CunniffePaul Cunniffe, an Irish singer-songwriter from Tuam, Co.Galway. Former frontman of Blaze X. Now deceased.
PavesiPop/rock group from Donegal Town
Peggy's Leg70's band formed by Jimi Slevin, released the album 'Grinilla'
Perish The ThoughtPerish The Thought are a 5 piece metal outfit from Cork city, their sound being described as heavy, discordant, melodic cacophony
Pet LambDublin band had a number of releases on the Therapy? related label, Blunt, in the nineties
Peter O'MalleySinger/songwriter from Limerick, also a standup comedian
Phil LynottOne of Irelands most charasmatic rockers fronted Thin Lizzy and also recorded a couple of solo albums
Philip MorrowAlt folk/indie artist from Donegal now based in Galway; Previously recorded under the band name, The Red Rose Cafe
PhiltreIndie-alternative-rock act from Tralee Co Kerry, formed in 2004
PicturehouseDublin based band, released debut album 'Shinebox' in the late 90's, currently working on their 4th studio album
PilotlightFour piece formerly known as Polar formed in Dublin, currently based in London
PinkyPinky is a new artist with a voice that sounds different; he released his debut single in 2006.
PirateTapeHard edged electro rock four pice from Galway
PlanxtyFormed in 1973, Planxty mixed Irish folk and traditional music with modern influences. Members included Christy Moore and Donal Lunny.
Pop MecanicsEarly eighties new wave group
Power Of DreamsIndie rock band from Dublin, active from 1989 to1994
PrimordialLong running metal group that got together towards end of 1980's in Skerries, Co. Dublin
PrimroseBand formed in Denmark by indie singer/songwriter Adrian Sullivan in 2003
Pulling FacesEighties goth/dance band
Puppy Love BombEarly 90's Dublin band
Purple Haze80's hard rock band from the Waterford/Wexford area
PutrefyNorthern Ireland Death Metal/Grindcore band on the go since 1992
PyramidTipperary-based rock band of the 1970s, fronted by guitarist Tommy Lyons. Busy gigging band with strong Santana influences.
QQ is the solo project of Colm Quearney former member of Dublin bands Dragon Fly and LIR
Rarely Seen Above GroundPerformance name for experimental mulit-instrumentalist Jeremy Hickey from Kilkenny
Raw NovembreRaw Novembre gigged around Ireland from 1990 to 1997
Redtwelve5 piece rock band from Dundalk
Redtwelve5 piece rock band
RelishBelfast 3 piece
RemmaFormed in Cork 2003. Signed to Morrissey's Attack/Sanctuary label.
Republic Of LooseFive piece Dublin band play their brand of retro funk rock
RevelinoFive-piece Dublin band formed in 90's and broke up a few years ago
RevereUp-and-coming Cork band Revere released their debut album 'Modern Science' in 2005
Ricky WarwickFrom Newtownards, Co. Down, former member of New Model Army and The Almighty embarked on a solo career in 2002.
Riff Master GeneralHeavy metal group form Northern Ireland formed in 1998
RobotnikRobotnik is an adventurous Lo-fi concoction of pop, electronic beats by Chris Morrin from Baldoyle
Rocky De Valera and the GravediggersNow reformed Dublin punk / rock 'n roll band, originally formed in 1977
Rodrigo Y Gabriela A sensationl instrumental duo of blazing fast-fingered guitarists that make highly inovative use of the guitar to add a percussive dimension to their music. Originally form Mexico City, they moved to Ireland in 1999 and now make Dublin their base.
Roesy[Male] singer/songwriter from Birr, Co.Offaly
RohanSinger/songwriter/guitarist grew up mostly in Australia and now based in Dublin; son of punk veteran David Virgin.
Roisin MurphyFormerly part of the Moloko electronica group, Roisin Murphy launched a solo career after Moloko split in 2001
Rollers/SparkersExperimental electronica/ambient rock group
Rollerskate SkinnyRollerskate Skinny was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1992 by vocalist/guitarist Ken Griffin, guitarist Ger Griffin and bassist Stephen Murray. They released the critically acclaimed 'Horsedrawn Wishes' in 1996.
RoperHardcore metal/grindcore band from Limerick
Roque JuniorNorthern Ireland band made up of former members of Joyrider and Ninebar International
Rory GallagherOne of the greatest rock guitarists of all time
RoysevenAlternative rock band from Co.Dublin formed in 2003, formerly known as Jove
RubyhorseFormed in Cork in 1997, moved to Boston the following year. Rubyhorse released their debut album in 2002
RudiPunk band formed in Belfast in 1975
SandstoneHard rock/metal band from Derry, formed in 2003, disbanded in 2007
SavilleDublin 4-piece, known for their melodic jangly Rickenbacker driven rock
ScaldThrash/grindcore metal band from Belfast
ScavengerMetal band formed in Drogheda in 2001, active until 2006
Scenes (The Brand)Jazz/Post-Rock fellows from Kerry
Scheer1990s alternative rock/metal band from Derry
Screaming OrphansFour sisters from Co. Donegal now based in New York
Sean NeedhamSinger/Songwriter from Donegal, based in Dublin for several years where he released the album "Loosely based on a true story" and several singles. Now based in Denmark
Sean O'ConnorSinger, Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer. Was the lead singer/guitarist and songwriter for The Lookalikes.
Secret PoliceLimerick band
ShaineLate 80s, early 90s pop/rock act
Shallow StreamHard rocking band formed in Dublin in 2006
Shane MacGowan and the PopesShane formed The Popes after departing from The Pogues
Shock Treatment North Belfast New Wave 1978-1983
ShoctopusHard rock/classic metal band from Dublin
Silent Running1980's Belfast band, recorded 3 albums
Simple KidSimple Kid is Cork born Ciaran McFeely who plays a trippy, folky brand of music backed by the rest of his band (his laptop)
Sinéad LohanFolksinger and songwriter Sinéad Lohan debuted in 1995 with the album 'Who Do You Think I Am' and released the follow-up 'No Mermaid' in 1998
Sinead O'ConnorA great voice all the way from a whisper to a scream and from punk to traditional Irish airs.
SiroccoMostly instrumental, metal band from Cork formed in 2003
Sixteen LayersFour piece alternative rock band from Dublin
Sixth HouseUS based metal group fronted by Irishman Martin O'Brien
Skid RowLed by Brush Shiels, included a young Gary Moore in it's lineup and briefly Phil Lynott.
SkindiveCombining rock riffs with electronic beats and female volcals Skindive were formed in Dublin at the end of the 90s, moved to the US got a record deal and released ther debut album in 2001
Slave ZeroDeath metal band from Kilkenny
SlingbacksMid 90s punky pop trio
Snow PatrolFormed in Dundee, Scotland by Gary Lightbody and Mark McClelland (left in 2005) from Nothern Ireland, Their 4th ablum 'Eyes Open', released in 2006, topped Irish & UK charts
Soma State Four piece hard edged rock band from Wexford
Something HappensDublin based guitar-oriented pop/rock four piece emerged in the late 80s released their debut in 1988 and followed with a few albums in the early 90s
SpeedkingHard/Progressive Rock outfit from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
Spud1970s folk rock group who heavily influenced by the likes of Sweeney's Men, Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span
St Vitus DanceBelfast band formed in 1985. Lead singer Noel Burke later briefly fronted Echo and The Bunneymen
Stalag 17Punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland that existed from 1980 to 1987.
StandStand are a Dublin 4-piece rock band.
Stand-Up GuyBelfast thrash metal band formed in 2000
Stanley Super 800Four-piece indie-rock band from Cork formed in 2003 by former members of a trad group
Star BelgradeIndie/Electronica group formed in 2006
Stars of HeavenCountry-tinged indie band active between 1985 and 1988
Steafán HanveySinger/songwriter from Downpatrick, Co. Down
Steel TormentorOld school heavy metal band from Mayo, formed in 1996; debut album 'Unleashed' released in 2004
StepasideEarly 80s band, released the album "Sit Down and Relapse" in 1980
Stiff Little FingersOne of the best bands out of the late 70's punk scene (much rawer, grittier and punkier than the Clash who they are often compared with). Many of their songs such as the classics 'Alternative Ulster', and 'Suspect Device' were about life during the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland.
StillroomThis Dublin band formed in 2004 have a 'back to the eighties' hard rock vibe going
StoatQuirky trio 2 of which are from Wexford
Stone Throwing YouthsBand centering around 20 year old blind multi instrumentalist Brian Casey from Cork
SuddynAnthemic rock band in New York in 2002 by 2 brothers from NY and 2 Clonmel natives; currently based in both Ireland and NY
Sultans of Ping FCFounded in 1989, and split up by 1997, reunited in 2005 for a series of gigs. Most known for their early 90's single "Where's Me Jumper?"
SundriveDublin based band consisting of bassist Mick McDonnel and guitarist Steve Cranley,
Super Extra Bonus PartyIndie-electronica band, formed in November 2005 and based in Dublin
Sweet JaneDublin based psychadelic/shoegaze rock outfit
Sweet SavageBelfast heavy metal band that featured Vivian Campbell on guitar
Tadhg CookeJazz tinged acoustic folk artist from Dublin
Tara BlaiseStage name for solo-artist Tara Egan-Langley formeraly of Kaydee and the Wilde Oscars
Tara TelephoneMore of an literary/art group in the 60s beat poet tradition than a rock group, included Eamon Carr and inspired some of Horslips works
TasteThe power trio Taste, led by Rory Gallagher, was one of Ireland's early successes internationally
Television RoomIndie pop/rock band formed in Dublin in 2007
Ten Past SevenInstrumental trio from Kerry that move seamlessy between delicate intricate passages and heavy guitar riffs
Ten Speed RacerTen Speed Racer were a Dublin indie band consistings of the three Barrett brothers and two friends, active from 2000 to 2004
TerrordactylExperimental math rock / noise rock outfit from Dublin
That Petrol EmotionFormed in Derry by ex-Undertones guitarist Sean O'Neill after the Undertones split up.
The 4 Of UsLong running band formed in Newry in the late eighties by two brothers
The AdventuresFormed by ex-members of Belfast band The Starjets; powerful vocal harmonies and catchy melodies
The AftermathIndie band formed by the Cronin brothers after return to Ireland from Leeds in 2004
The AnswerFour piece retro/classic rock band from Downpatrick
The ArrangementsFour piece Indie/Rock outfit from Waterford fromed in 2006
The AtrixDublin based punk band active between 1978 and 1983
The Beat PoetsRock band from Northern Ireland formed in 2005
The BibleCodeSundaysLondon based Irish band Irish folk/rock crossover
The Big Geraniums Folk rock ensemble originally formed in London in 1990 but moved back to Ireland, still going strong after multiple lineup changes
The Black TokensBelfast rock-n-roll outfit formed in 2005
The Black Velvet BandLate 80's/eraly 90s four piece led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Kieran Kennedy, featured singer Maria Doyle, bassist Shay Fitzgerald, and drummer/vocalist Dave Horner
The Blades3 piece formed in 1977 in Dublin around the vocals/songwriting of Paul Cleary
The BlizzardsBand from Mullingar formed in 2003, released debut album in 2006
The Bogey Boys3-pc Blues rock combo from late 70s early 80s lead by guitarist Jimmy Smyth
The Bush TurkeysBelfast/Portadown based rock outfit active in early 1990s
The Butterfly ExplosionFormed in late 2004, The Butterfly Explosion perform lush, brooding music soundscaps.
The ChaletsKitschy cool indie rock/pop band of 2 gals and 3 guys formed in Dublin in 2001
The Chapman SocietyEnergetic three piece indie rock band from Dublin; came together in 2006;
The ChaseFour piece alternative/rock outfit formed in late 2005; currently active on the Dublin circuit
The CoronasFour-piece Rock/Indie/Alternative band from Terenure, Dublin
The CorrsThe Corrs blend pop with Celtic influences
The CranberriesA perfect blend of lush vocals and distorted guitars made The Cranberries one of the major successes of the 90's.
The DangerfieldsThree-piece punk/hard rock band formed in 2000, evolving out of the Belfast DIY punk scene
The DeansAthenry-based rock/blues trio - young guys but they play like they've been around since the blues boom
The DefectsOi/street punk band from Belfast active between 1978 and 1984
The DemisePower Punk group from Limerick formed in 2004
The DevlinsDublin band formed by brothers Colin and Peter Devlin
The Dirty PicturesFormed in Dublin in 1989 as Vocal Disorder and moved to San Francisco in 1996 and later changed their name to The Dirty Pictures
The Divine ComedyFormed in Derry in 1989 by Neil Hannon
The DolldrumsThe Dolldrums are an unsigned rock band from Navan
The Dudley CorporationDublin three-piece indie band
The Fireworks FactoryGothic Dublin band from the 80's in the vein of the Bunnymen.
The FlawsAn indie-rock quartet, from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan; formed in 2004
The FountainheadEighties new wave synth rock group from Dublin
The FramesFormed 1991 in Dublin by Glen Hansard
The Frank And WaltersQuirky rock group from Cork
The FuzeEarly 80s Galway new wave/power-pop band
The Ghostwood ProjectGuitar based instrumantal trio from Galway
The Golden HordePunk band from Dublin, formed in 1982, disbanded in 1994
The GorehoundsGarage punky rock 84 - 89; one cd semtex; dublin 5 piece
The Guggenheim GrottoDublin multi-instrumental trio released their debut album in 2005
The Harvest MinistersFormed in Dublin in 1987
The High LlamasFormed by Sean O'Hagan after Microdisney split in 1988
The HormonesA band formed by Marc Carroll after Puppy Love Bomb, active between 1995 and 1999
The ImmediateInstrument swapping Dublin four piece, formed in 2005, split in 2007
The IndulgersCeltic/Irish/Folk rock group formed in Denver, USA in 1998 by Dubliner Damien McCarron
The Jimmy CakeExperimental multi-instrumental indie group from Dublin
The KinetiksIndie pop band from Dublin
The Knocking ShopEarly nineties band; R'n'R, Surf, Punk & Country in a blender
The KyboshDublin-based four-piece band formed in 2005
The Last PostThe vehicle for Dublin multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, Alan Kelly
The Laundry ShopDublin based indie rock three piece (a Swedish Girl and two Irish guys)
The LoguesTongue-in-cheek folk rock band from West Tyrone
The LookalikesEarly 80s Dublin band
The Lost BrothersAcoustic folky duo
The Luminants4 piece new wave group played extensively around Ireland late 70's to 81
The Marshals Three piece indie rock band from Dublin
The Mary JanesIndie band formed in 1990 by Mic Christopher, the band split in 1999 and Mic Christopher went solo
The Mighty StefThe Mighty Stef, aka Stefan Murphy, is a singer and songwriter from Dublin, celebrated for the storytelling nature of his songs and his passionate live shows
The MoondogsPop-Punk band from Derry, formed in 1978, split in 1982, re-formed in 2002
The Noel Redding Banda.k.a 'The Clonakilty Cowboys' also featured Thin Lizzy founding member Eric Bell
The OutcastsPunk band formed in 1977 in Belfast by the three Cowan brothers
The PaleThe Pale are an eccentric trio formed in Dublin in 1990
The PartisansAfter The Blades split in 1986, Paul Cleary continued to put out records and perform with a new band The Partisans which were active until 1989
The Perfect Crime The band released two single son MCA in 1983-84. Brave and I Feel Like an Eskimo.
The Plague MonkeysDublin four piece formed in 1995
The PoguesEven most people with no interest in Irish folk and traditional music could not resist the Pogues infectious brand of it. Shane McGowan wrote some brilliant songs and spat them out with venom.
The PrayerboatA group centred around the emotive voice and songs of Emmett Tinley; formed in 1987 in County Wicklow, split in 2001
The PrescriptionsDublin alt. country/indie band formed in 2002
The RacketeersAmericana/Rock three piece band from Dublin. Formed in 1997 by frontman Eamonn Dowd
The Radiators From SpaceLate 70s punk band from Dublin. Guitarist Philip Chevron went on to join the Pogues. Reformed in 2003 under the name 'The Radiators Plan 9' and reverted back to the original name on 2006.
The RadioDublin indie band with former Rollerskate Skinny guitarist; released the acclaimed album 'Kindness' in 2004
The Redneck ManifestoVery cool instrumental rock
The RevenantsEarly 90's Dublin band formed by Stephan Ryan, ex- Stars of Heaven
The RevsDonegal trio formed in 2000
The Riptide MovementDublin Blues Rock four piece formed in 2006
The Saw DoctorsThis band from Tuam play their lively brand of rock with a distinctively rural Irish flavor
The ScriptThree piece pop/rock band from Dublin
The ShakesFormed in Dublin in 2002 by 3 lads from Belfast & Newry 'to counteract the blandness of the singer/songwriter epidemic sweeping Dublin'
The Slowest Clock80s punk/new wave group from Dublin
The SpikesA Doors influenced four piece based in Dublin, originally formed in New Zealand in 2004
The StarjetsLate 1970s power pop/punk group from Belfast
The StunningGalway based band were very popular live act in the late 80s. Their debut album "Paradise in the Picturehouse" topped the Irish charts in 1990.
The SuperseedsFour piece Dublin based band fronted by Derek Herbert, formerly of Les Enfants and The Big Noise
The Swell SeasonFolk rock duo formed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
The Swinging SwineBand formed in Galway, active from 1986 to 1990
The ThingsPsychobilly outfit from Dublin with a love for all things sick'n'sleazy
The ThrillsDublin five piece with retro 60s California sound
The Undertones'Teenage Kicks' is one of the most exhilarating two and a half minutes ever put on record and most of the rest of their stuff is not half bad either. Their fast paced hook-laden brand of pop-punk gave them appeal beyond the punk scene.
The VipersLate 70s Dublin post punk act
The Virgin PrunesPals of U2 from the early days, The Virgin Prunes took a less commercial musical route
The WallsFormed by ex-members of The Stunning, Steve and Joe Wall
The WaterboysOne of the few major acts to actually move TO Ireland as opposed to OUT of Ireland, The Waterboys led by Edinburgh native Mike Scott featured both Irish and Scottish musicians.
ThemMajor 60s group led by Van Morrison. Hits such as 'Baby Please Don't Go' and 'Gloria'.
Therapy?With thier quirky but catchy blend of heavy metal and grungy pop, Northern Ireland's Therapy? stood head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in the 90's grunge and 'alternative' scenes.
Thin LizzyThe ultimate Irish rockers and one of the greatest hard rock groups of all time. Started as a trio in Dublin (Phil Lynott, Brian Downey & Eric Bell), later replaced original guitarist, Bell, with a pair of lead gutarists(American Scott Goram and a revolvi
This Years Black5 piece Rock/Metal outfit from Warrenpoint, formed 2005
Those Nervous AnimalsSligo based rock group that had nationwide success in the mid 1980's with LP 'Hyperspace'
Tie the BoyDerry based band briefly signed to U2's Mother Records record label
TigrisHard rock band influenced by the likes of Thin Lizzy and other classic hard rock bands; formed in Dublin in 2007
Tir Na nOgFolk rock group formed in 1969 by Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell
Toasted HereticToasted Heretic were a Galway based band that attracted a cult following in the late-1980s and 1990s.
Tokyo Olympics80s Dublin based band
ToneageFour piece riot'n'blues group formed Kells, 1966. Eamon Carr, who was one of the founder members of Horslips, was the drummer.
TravegaIndie/hard rock band formed in Dublin in 2004
Treehouse DinerBand formed in 1994 by 2 guys from Dublin and a Limerick lass, later expanded to 5 piece
TriegaThree-piece alt rock rock band from Mullingar, formed in 2004
TrojanCeltic Metal band from Dublin, active 1982-92
Turn3-piece from Kells, Co Meath
TwinkranesTwinkranes are a Dublin based 'avant pop' trio combining vintage electronics and live instrumentation with melodic pop structures
Two Door Cinema ClubTwo Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee, County Down
Tychonaut Three piece formerly known as The Tycho Brahe
U2A relatively obscure band, not well known outside of Ireland.
Ultan ConlonSinger/songwriter from Galway
Una KeaneSinger/songwriter/pianist from Dublin, released debut EP in 2004,
United Bible StudiesAn eclectic musical collective that dabble in experimental noise rock soundscapes and psychadelic folk rock; formed in 2001
Valerie FrancisDublin based singer/songwriter
Van MorrisonIreland's first 'Megastar' on the intenational music scene.
Vengeance And The Panther Queen Dublin based band, includes some members of Republic of Loose
Vesta VarroLimerick indie band, released debut album in 2007
VictimBelfast punk band-1977-1989
VillagersThe quiet, introspective music of Conor J. O'Brien
Vivian CampbellBelfast heavy metal guitarist played with N.Irish band Sweet Savage as well as international acts including Dio, Whitesnake & Def Leppard
Von ShakesExciting Rock band from Dublin. Debut album 'The Routine'.
Voodoo LoonsAlt/indie/psychedelic band with one foot in Ireland and the other in the U.S
Vyvienne Long Irish Cellist, most famous for touring & recording with Damien Rice
Waiting Room3 piece indie band from Cork
Walter Mitty And The RealistsLimerick alt. rock/funk trio
Warlords of PezMadcap novelty act
WaylanderCeltic Metal band formed in 1993 in Armagh
We Come In PiecesBeardy math punk from Limerick
We Should Be DeadLimerick based indie pop/rock group with female vocals
Whipping BoyBroke up in 1998 after critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful releases. Reformed in 2005.
White RoxxA Northern Irish metal band 1984-86, based in Portrush.
WIFEWIFE is the solo project of Irish musician and singer James Kelly, formerly of the group Altar of Plagues.
Wilde OscarsFive-piece indie band from Dublin, released the album 'Fish' in 1996
WiltBand formed by ex-members of Kerbdog
Winter's Reign80s Dublin based AOR/metal band, released 2 albums
WokajoFive piece Galway rock band formed in 2006
XdreamystsLate 70's new wave/punk band from Northern Ireland
XerosunXerosun are a Dublin based metal band
Young DublinersUS based rock & Irish group led by Dublin born Keith Roberts
Zen AlligatorsBand formed by Johnny Fean and Eamon Carr of Horslips from 1980 to 1983
Zerra OneWexford four piece founded in 1982 by Paul Bell (ex Lookalikes) and guitarist Andreas Grimminger, who later joined Fatima Mansions

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