Famous Irish Folk Singers

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 1 Hozier

Hozier
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Famous As: Irish Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Irish blues/rock singer Hozier is best known for his track Take Me to Church, which became a Billboard Hot 100-charter and rocked the charts of several other countries apart from Ireland, such as Belgium and Canada. His songs exhibit religious imagery. He was previously part of the choral group Anúna.

 2 Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and actor Maria Doyle Kennedy is best known for her role as Catherine of Aragon in The Tudors. She has also been part of films such as The Conjuring 2 and The Commitments. Once part of the Black Velvet Band, she has also released several solo albums.

 3 Una Healy

Una Healy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

Una Healy initially rose to fame as part of the 5-member girl group The Saturdays. The Irish singer is the niece of country music star Declan Nerney. A talented swimmer, she gave up the sport at 13 to switch to music. She has also scored solo hits such as Stay My Love.  

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 4 Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 30, 1984

 5 Christy Moore

Christy Moore
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newbridge

 6 Dana Rosemary Scallon

Dana Rosemary Scallon
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

 7 Ronnie Drew

Ronnie Drew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Died: August 16, 2008
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 8 Mary Black

Mary Black
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 9 Éabha McMahon

Éabha McMahon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 10 Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 11 Méav Ní Mhaolchatha

Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland

 12 Mick Foster

Mick Foster
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland

 13 Lisa Lambe

Lisa Lambe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 14 Mary Duff

Mary Duff
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: County Meath Meath, Ireland

 15 Damien Dempsey

Damien Dempsey
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

 16 Paddy Reilly

Paddy Reilly
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 17 Dolores Keane

Dolores Keane
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sylane, County Galway, Ireland

 18 Frances Black

Frances Black
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland

 19 Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 20 Patsy Watchorn

Patsy Watchorn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

 21 Maura O'Connell

Maura O'Connell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ennis, Ireland

 22 Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carrick-On-Suir, Ireland
Died: November 7, 1990

 23 Tommy Fleming

Tommy Fleming
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aclare, Ireland

 24 Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland

 25 Alison O'Donnell

Alison O'Donnell
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 Declan O'Rourke

Declan O'Rourke
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 27 Roisin O

Roisin O
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 28 Finbarr Clancy

Finbarr Clancy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

 29 Derek Warfield

Derek Warfield
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 30 Jimmy MacCarthy

Jimmy MacCarthy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Macroom, Ireland

 31 Lisa O'Neill

Lisa O'Neill
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Ireland

 32 Noel Ó Dúgáin

Noel Ó Dúgáin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gweedore, Ireland

 33 Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Inisheer, Ireland

 34 Patrick Clancy

Patrick Clancy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
Died: November 11, 1998

 35 Tara Blaise

Tara Blaise
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England