Famous Irish Guitarists

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Hozier
(Irish Singer-Songwriter)
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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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The Edge
(Lead Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band 'U2')
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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. 

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Rory Gallagher
(57th Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine)
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Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballyshannon, Ireland
Died: June 14, 1995

Known for his powerful blues rock performances, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher was part of the band Taste. Though The Rolling Stones offered him an opportunity to replace guitarist Mick Taylor, he rejected it. A heavy drinker, he died of complications after a liver transplant surgery at age 47.

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Allie Sherlock
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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.

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Kristian Nairn
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Birthdate: November 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Kian Egan
(Irish Pop Singer Who Rose to Fame as a Member of the Boy Band 'Westlife')
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Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland
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Damien Rice
(Singer)
Damien Rice
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Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland
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Gary Lightbody
(Lead Singer, Rhythm Guitarist of Alternative Rock Band 'Snow Patrol' and Founder of Supergroup 'Reindeer Section')
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Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK
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Lisa Hannigan
(Singer-songwriter)
Lisa Hannigan
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Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland
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Christy Moore
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Birthdate: May 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newbridge
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Johnny Logan
(Singer)
Johnny Logan
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Birthdate: May 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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Noel Hogan
(Musician)
Noel Hogan
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moyross, Limerick, Ireland
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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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Dave King
(Singer)
Dave King
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Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Rea Garvey
(Singer)
Rea Garvey
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Birthdate: May 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
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Cait O'Riordan
(She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986)
Cait O'Riordan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Dik Evans
(Musician)
Dik Evans
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Barking, Essex, England
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Howard Leese
(Guitarist)
Howard Leese
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Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Bernie Tormé
(Guitarist)
Bernie Tormé
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Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 17, 2019
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Lynn Hilary
(Singer)
Lynn Hilary
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Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
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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Big Tom
(Singer)
Big Tom
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Birthdate: September 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland
Died: April 17, 2018
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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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Richie Malone
(Musician)
Richie Malone
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Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Orla Gartland
(Singer-songwriter)
Orla Gartland
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Birthdate: February 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Dominic Scott
(Guitarist)
Dominic Scott
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Birthdate: May 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Ciarán Bourke
(Musician)
Ciarán Bourke
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Birthdate: February 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 10, 1988
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Pete St. John
(Singer-songwriter)
Pete St. John
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Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Philip Chevron
(Singer-songwriter)
Philip Chevron
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Birthdate: June 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 8, 2013
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Gerry Leonard
(Guitarist)
Gerry Leonard
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Birthdate: February 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
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Seán Cannon
(Musician)
Seán Cannon
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Birthdate: November 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Rick Laird
(Musician)
Rick Laird
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Birthdate: February 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 4, 2021
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Bob Lynch
(Musician)
Bob Lynch
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Birthdate: May 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 2, 1982
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Fiachna Ó Braonáin
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Birthdate: November 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, 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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Kojii Helnwein
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Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Keith Duffy
(Bass Guitarist)
Keith Duffy
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Birthdate: June 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland