Irish Male Singers

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 1 
Bono
(Lead Vocalist and Primary Lyricist of The Rock Band 'U2')

Bono
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Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
U2 frontman Bono he has earned more than 20 Grammys and has been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the band. An avid philanthropist, he has also been associated with projects such as the ONE Campaign and Product Red, to aid countries such as Africa.

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Niall Horan
(Irish Singer-Songwriter - A Member of the English-Irish Boy Band 'One Direction')

Niall Horan
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Birthdate: September 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Niall Horan performed as part of the boyband One Direction, formed on The X Factor, till it went on a hiatus. He then launched his solo career with the album Flicker and hits such as This Town. He has marched for the BLM movement and has supported UNICEF's Soccer Aid.

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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.

 4 
Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)

Richard Harris
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Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002

A multitalented personality, Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director and writer. He began as a stage actor and later moved to films. His famous films include This Sporting Life, Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Gladiator and the first two Harry Potter films. He released numerous musical albums, published a poetry book and ventured into film direction with Bloomfield.

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Bob Geldof
(Lead Singer of The Irish Rock Band 'The Boomtown Rats')

Bob Geldof
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Birthdate: October 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Irish singer Bob Geldof gained fame as part of the rock band Boomtown Rats, which delivered hits such as Rat Trap. He formed the charity supergroup Band Aid and organized concerts to eradicate poverty in Africa. He also appeared as Pink in the movie Pink Floyd – The Wall.

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Shane MacGowan
(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')

Shane MacGowan
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Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England

Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music. 

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Brian McFadden
(Original Member of the Boy Band 'Westlife' From 1998-2004)

Brian McFadden
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Birthdate: April 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

Once the face of Irish boy band Westlife, Brian McFadden later went solo. Starting his career with live pop-RnB gigs in Dublin clubs, he later mastered soft rock, too. He was a judge on Australia's Got Talent and also participated in shows such as Dancing on Ice and The Jump.

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 8 
Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')

Phil Lynott
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Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
Phil Lynott was the frontman of the rock band Thin Lizzy, which delivered hits such as Whiskey in the Jar and Jailbreak. After the group disbanded, Phil had a successful solo career, published two poetry books, and led the band Grand Slam. He struggled with heroin addiction throughout his life.

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The Edge
(Lead Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band 'U2')

The Edge
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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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Stephen Gately
(Irish Singer-Songwriter & Co-Lead Singer of the Pop Group 'Boyzone')

Stephen Gately
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Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 10, 2009

Irish singer Stephen Gately, who soared to fame in the 1990s with the globally popular band Boyzone, was born to working-class parents in Dublin. He later revealed he was gay, when a friend black-mailed he would reveal Gately’s sexuality. He died of a heart condition at age 33.

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Shane Filan
(Pop Singer Best Known as a Member of the Boy Band 'Westlife')

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

Once a global sensation as part of the globally successful Irish boy band Westlife, Shane Filan later launched a solo career with tracks such as Everything to Me. He has also scripted history as one of the Irish singers with the most number-one hits on the UK Singles chart.

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John Grimes
(Singer)

John Grimes
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Birthdate: October 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Danny O Donoghue
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Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
The Script frontman Danny O Donoghue shocked his fans when revealed his struggle with the blood disorder Wilson’s disease and how he needs to pop pills daily to survive. The Irish singer is also a fan of Muay Thai, a martial art that has helped him overcome his depression.

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Markus Feehily
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Birthdate: May 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 15 
Chris de Burgh
(Singer-songwriter)

Chris de Burgh
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Birthdate: October 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venado Tuerto, Argentina

 16 
Nicky Byrne
(Singer-songwriter)

Nicky Byrne
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Birthdate: October 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Once part of the popular Irish boy band Westlife, Nicky Byrne was initially a professional football player who was part of the Republic of Ireland junior team and the FA Youth Cup-winning team of Leeds United. He later also participated in shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.

 17 
Kian Egan
(Singer)

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

 18 

Feargal Sharkey
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Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Feargal Sharkey is a Northern Irish singer best known for his association with the popular rock band The Undertones where he was the lead vocalist. Also known for his contribution to the UK's commercial music industry, Sharkey was appointed OBE for services to music during the 2019 Birthday Honours. A fly fisherman, Sharkey also campaigns against the pollution of rivers.

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Daniel O'Donnell
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Birthdate: December 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kincasslagh, Ireland

 20 
Damien Rice
(Singer)

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

 21 
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

 22 
Colm Wilkinson
(Tenor and Actor Best Known for His Lead Role as ‘Jean Valjean’ in ‘Les Misérables')

Colm Wilkinson
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Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Ireland
Known for his incredible vocal range, Irish tenor Colm Wilkinson mesmerized audiences with his performances in the stage musicals The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. Born to musician parents, Wilkinson had begun performing part-time quite early in life. His self-titled album aced the Irish charts for 8 weeks.

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

 24 
Johnny Logan
(Singer)

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

 25 
Danny La Rue
(Singer)

Danny La Rue
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Birthdate: July 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cork City, Ireland
Died: May 31, 2009

 26 
Danny Hutton
(Singer)

Danny Hutton
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Birthdate: September 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buncrana, Ireland

 27 
Keith Duffy
(Pop Rock Singer, Drummer and Actor Best Known as the Former Member of the Irish Boy Band 'Boyzone’)

Keith Duffy
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Birthdate: October 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

Keith Duffy is an Irish singer-songwriter, drummer, television and radio presenter, and actor. He is best known for his association with the now-defunct Irish boy band, Boyzone. Apart from being a celebrity, Keith Duffy has also been an awareness campaigner for autism. He also organizes fundraising events to benefit a charity organization called Irish Autism Action.

 28 
Eden
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

Eden
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Birthdate: December 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 29 
Val Doonican
(Singer)

Val Doonican
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Birthdate: February 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Died: July 1, 2015

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Andrew Strong
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Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Gary Lightbody
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Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK

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Ashton Irwin
(Drummer, Singer)

Ashton Irwin
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Birthdate: July 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hornsby

Ashton Irwin is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter best known for his association with the famous pop-rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). In 2020, he was adjudged the third-Best Rock Drummers In The World Right Now by the popular music website, MusicRadar. Over the years, Ashton Irwin has been vocal about his struggles with substance abuse and alcoholism.

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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

 34 
Joe Dolan
(Entertainer)

Joe Dolan
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Birthdate: October 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Died: December 26, 2007

 35 
Brendan Grace
(Comedian)

Brendan Grace
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Birthdate: April 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 11, 2019

Legendary Irish comedian Brendan Grace had popularized his character, Bottler. He was also known for the sitcom Father Ted. Initially a musician, he started his own band at 18 and later also created chartbusters such as The Combine Harvester. He lost his battle with lung cancer at 68.

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Ryan O'Shaughnessy
(Singer-songwriter)

Ryan O'Shaughnessy
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Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skerries, Ireland

 37 
Dave King
(Singer)

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

 38 
Rea Garvey
(Singer)

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

 39 
Ronan Tynan
(Tenor singer and former Paralympic athlete)

Ronan Tynan
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Birthdate: May 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland

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Michael Graham
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Birthdate: August 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raheny, Dublin, Ireland

 41 
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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Rejjie Snow
(Rapper and songwriter)

Rejjie Snow
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Birthdate: June 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Michael Patrick Kelly
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Birthdate: December 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Niall Breslin
(Musician)

Niall Breslin
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Birthdate: October 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

Apart from being a talented musician, associated with the pop band The Blizzards, Niall Breslin has also been a rugby player, a Gaelic footballer, and an award-winning author. He is one of Ireland’s best-known mental health advocates, too, with his own mental-health podcasts, and owns the charity A Lust For Life.

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Mick Foster
(Musician)

Mick Foster
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Birthdate: October 22, 1980, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland

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Gavin Friday
(Singer-songwriter)

Gavin Friday
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Birthdate: October 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 
Robin McAuley
(Musician)

Robin McAuley
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Birthdate: January 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland

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Killian Donnelly
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Birthdate: June 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilmessan, Ireland

 49 
Damien Dempsey
(Singer-songwriter)

Damien Dempsey
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

 50 
Big Tom
(Singer)

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