Famous Irish Guitarists

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 1 Hozier

Hozier
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Famous As: Musician
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 The Edge

The Edge
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barking, London, England

David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, is a musician and songwriter. He first gained fame as the keyboardist, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. He is known for his signature style of guitar playing. Besides music, he is an advocate for human rights and is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. 

 3 Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher
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Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballyshannon, Ireland
Died: June 14, 1995
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 4 Allie Sherlock

Allie Sherlock
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries

Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Allie Sherlock came into the limelight in 2017 after a YouTube cover of hers went viral. Even though she had been uploading her music on YouTube since 2014, it was only in 2017 that she gained widespread attention. Since then, she has appeared in a few TV shows as well.

 5 Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

 6 Siobhan Fahey

Siobhan Fahey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.

 7 Gary Moore

Gary Moore
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: February 6, 2011
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 8 Shane Filan

Shane Filan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 9 Kian Egan

Kian Egan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 10 Imelda May

Imelda May
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 11 Una Healy

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

 12 Damien Rice

Damien Rice
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland

 13 Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 14 Johnny Logan

Johnny Logan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankston, Victoria, Australia

 15 Christy Moore

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

 16 Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moyross, Limerick, Ireland

 17 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

 18 Dave King

Dave King
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

 19 Rea Garvey

Rea Garvey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland

 20 Howard Leese

Howard Leese
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

 21 Bernie Tormé

Bernie Tormé
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 17, 2019

 22 Damien Dempsey

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

 23 Big Tom

Big Tom
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland
Died: April 17, 2018

 24 Lynn Hilary

Lynn Hilary
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 25 Ciarán Bourke

Ciarán Bourke
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 10, 1988

 26 Richie Malone

Richie Malone
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 27 Orla Gartland

Orla Gartland
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 28 Paddy Reilly

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

 29 Dominic Scott

Dominic Scott
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 30 Philip Chevron

Philip Chevron
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 8, 2013

 31 Gerry Leonard

Gerry Leonard
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: February 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

 32 Seán Cannon

Seán Cannon
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland

 33 Pete St. John

Pete St. John
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 34 Bob Lynch

Bob Lynch
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 2, 1982

 35 Lisa O'Neill

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

 36 Rick Laird

Rick Laird
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 4, 2021

 37 Fiachna Ó Braonáin

Fiachna Ó Braonáin
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Famous As: Vocalizer
Birthdate: November 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 38 Kojii Helnwein

Kojii Helnwein
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 39 Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy
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Famous As: Bass Guitarist
Birthdate: June 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland