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

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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

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