Famous Irish Folk Singers

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Enya
(Irish Singer and Musician Known for Pioneering Modern 'Celtic' and 'New-Age' Music)
Enya
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Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

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Hozier
(Irish Singer-Songwriter)
Hozier
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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.
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Luke Kelly
(Singer)
Luke Kelly
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Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 30, 1984
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Christy Moore
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Birthdate: May 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newbridge
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Dana Rosemary Scallon
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Birthdate: August 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
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Ronnie Drew
(Singer)
Ronnie Drew
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Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Died: August 16, 2008
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Moya Brennan
(Singer)
Moya Brennan
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Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Mary Black
(Singer)
Mary Black
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Birthdate: May 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Éabha McMahon
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
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Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland
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Mick Foster
(Musician)
Mick Foster
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Birthdate: 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland
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Mary Duff
(Singer)
Mary Duff
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Birthplace: County Meath Meath, Ireland
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Lisa Lambe
(Singer)
Lisa Lambe
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Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Damien Dempsey
(Singer-songwriter)
Damien Dempsey
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland
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Paddy Reilly
(Singer)
Paddy Reilly
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Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Dolores Keane
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Birthdate: September 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sylane, County Galway, Ireland
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Frances Black
(Politician)
Frances Black
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Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Eleanor McEvoy
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Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Patsy Watchorn
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Birthdate: October 16, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
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Tom Clancy
(Singer)
Tom Clancy
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Birthdate: October 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carrick-On-Suir, Ireland
Died: November 7, 1990
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Wallis Bird
(Musician)
Wallis Bird
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Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
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Tommy Fleming
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Birthdate: May 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aclare, Ireland
 23 
Declan O'Rourke
(Singer-songwriter)
Declan O'Rourke
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Birthdate: April 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Maura O'Connell
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ennis, Ireland
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Derek Warfield
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Birthdate: September 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Finbarr Clancy
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Birthdate: March 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland
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Alison O'Donnell
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Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Roisin O
(Singer)
Roisin O
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Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Jimmy MacCarthy
(Singer-songwriter)
Jimmy MacCarthy
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Macroom, Ireland
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Noel Ó Dúgáin
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Birthdate: January 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gweedore, Ireland
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
1
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Inisheer, Ireland
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Lisa O'Neill
(Singer)
Lisa O'Neill
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
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Patrick Clancy
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Birthdate: March 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
Died: November 11, 1998
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Tara Blaise
(Irish Folk-Pop Singer)
Tara Blaise
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Birthdate: March 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England

Interestingly, Irish folk-pop singer Tara Blaise soared to fame only after she left her fourth band and started her solo career. Born to a drama teacher mother, she was naturally drawn to the world of arts. Trained in drama, she has also appeared in plays and films.