Famous Irish Musicians

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 1 Bono

Bono
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 2 Enya

Enya
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
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 3 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.

 4 Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018
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 5 Niall Horan

Niall Horan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 6 Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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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 7 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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 8 Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her controversial statements as much as for her work as a musician. Apart from releasing solo albums and singles, she has also collaborated with other artists and recorded songs for films. She often makes headlines for expressing views on subjects, such as women's rights, child abuse, sexuality, and organized religion.

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 9 Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin
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Famous As: Electronic musician
Birthdate: August 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limerick

 10 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.

 11 Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Sarah Bolger is best known for her roles in movies such as Stormbreaker, The Lazarus Effect, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. She is also known for her IFTA Award-winning performance as Princess Mary Tudor in the series The Tudors and for her role as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

 12 Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

Part of the award-winning girl band Girls Aloud, Irish singer-actor Nadine Coyle began her career with the show Popstars and later launched a solo career, with songs such as Go To Work. She has also been a model and has launched an Irish pub, which was later run by her family.

 13 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.

 14 Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 15 Brian McFadden

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

 16 Larry Mullen Jr.

Larry Mullen Jr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin

Grammy-winning U2 drummer and co-founder Larry Mullen Jr. gained fans for his signature spiked hair. Fans also loved his skull earring on his right ear and his cross earring on his left. He had joined U2 at 14 and continued to be with the band through tragedies such as his mother’s death at 17.

 17 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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

 18 Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 19 Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley
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Famous As: Dancer & Musician
Birthdate: July 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 20 Gary Moore

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

 21 Danny O Donoghue

Danny O Donoghue
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 22 Roisin Murphy

Roisin Murphy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arklow, Ireland

 23 Shane Filan

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

 24 Markus Feehily

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

 25 Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 10, 2009

 27 Gilbert O'Sullivan

Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland

 28 Damien Rice

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

 29 Una Healy

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

 30 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

 31 Sharon Corr

Sharon Corr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

 32 Daniel O'Donnell

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

 33 Annie Mac

Annie Mac
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 34 Lisa Hannigan

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

 35 Kian Egan

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

 36 Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 37 Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashford, Ireland

 38 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

 39 Johnny Logan

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

 40 Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 41 Janet Devlin

Janet Devlin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gortin, Northern Ireland

 42 John Carney

John Carney
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 43 Christy Moore

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

 44 Chloe Agnew

Chloe Agnew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland

 45 Caroline Corr

Caroline Corr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundalk

 46 Noel Hogan

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

 47 Máiréad Nesbitt

Máiréad Nesbitt
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loughmoe, Ireland

 48 Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly
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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 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

 50 Denise Chaila

Denise Chaila
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia