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Planxty - 100% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Folk
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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

Christy Moore - 65% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Pop / Rock
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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 Dubliners - 62% match to The Chieftains

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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 - 52% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening
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The Irish Rovers - 39% match to The Chieftains

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Clannad - 36% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Folk Kids & Family
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This family band, from Gweedore in Co. Donegal, Eire enjoyed transatlantic commercial success by skilfully crossing the bridge between folk and rock. Clannad was formed in 1968 by brothers Pól Brennan (Pol Ó Braonáin, Eire; guitar, vocals, percussion, flute) and Ciarán Brennan (b. Ciaran Braonáin, Eire; guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), and Read more

Solas - 34% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Folk
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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

The Pogues - 31% match to The Chieftains

Genres: Pop / Rock Westerns Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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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

Silly Wizard - 28% match to The Chieftains

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This Scottish band was formed in 1972 by Gordon Jones (21 November 1947, Birkenhead, Liverpool, England; guitar/mandolin), Bob Thomas (b. 28 July 1950, Robroyston, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), and Chris Pritchard (b. Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals). Pritchard left within a matter of months and was replaced by Johnny Cunningham (b. 27 August 1957, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, Read more

Steeleye Span - 26% match to The Chieftains

Genres: Folk
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

Van Morrison - 26% match to The Chieftains

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Folk Jazz Blues Drama Music & Radio Vocals World Music
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The Young Dubliners - 24% match to The Chieftains

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Loreena McKennitt - 22% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music Pop / Rock Comedy Folk Holiday & Seasonal New Age
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17 February 1957, Morden, Manitoba, Canada. Celtic harpist, keyboard player and singer Loreena McKennitt rose to prominence in her native Canada in the mid-80s with a series of independently released albums. The daughter of a livestock dealer, McKennitt’s earliest ambition was to become a veterinary surgeon, though she abandoned her studies in Winnipeg soon after she di Read more

Celtic Woman - 21% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music World Music Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
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With traditional Irish music enjoying a surge in worldwide popularity in the late 90s and early 00s on the back of the success of the show Riverdance, it was inevitable that a group such as Celtic Woman would be created. Formed in 2004 by the established solo singers Chloë Agnew (9 June 1989, Dublin, Eire), Órla Fallon (b. 24 August 1974, Knockananna, County Wick Read more

Wolfe Tones - 19% match to The Chieftains

Genres: World Music
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Formed in Kilrush, County Clare, Eire in August 1963, this quartet (originally known as the Wolfe Tones Ballad Group) has been a rebellious presence in the folk music scene since their inception. Their greatest success has been among the Irish diaspora in the USA, but their fanbase extends from Eire to Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Australia. Read more

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