Famous Irish Musicians

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 1 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

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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 Rory Gallagher

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

 4 Aphex Twin

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Famous As: Electronic musician
Birthdate: August 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limerick
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 5 Nadine Coyle

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

 6 Dermot Kennedy

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 7 Niall Horan

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Republic of 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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 8 Sinead O’Connor

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, County Dublin, 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 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.

 10 Michael Flatley

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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 11 Andrea Corr

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

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.

 12 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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

 13 Roisin Murphy

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

 14 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.

 15 Gary Moore

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

 16 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.

 17 Nicky Byrne

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

 18 Markus Feehily

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

 19 Gilbert O'Sullivan

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

 20 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

 21 Brian McFadden

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

 22 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

 23 Daniel O'Donnell

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kincasslagh, Ireland

 24 Sharon Corr

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

 25 Shane Filan

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

 26 Lisa Hannigan

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

 27 Camille O'Sullivan

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 28 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

 29 Damien Rice

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

 30 Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashford, Ireland

 31 Una Healy

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

 32 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.

 33 John Carney

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

 34 Christy Moore

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

 35 Janet Devlin

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

 36 Chloe Agnew

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

 37 Caroline Corr

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

 38 Annie Mac

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

 39 Noel Hogan

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

 40 Máiréad Nesbitt

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

 41 Lisa Kelly

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

 42 Denise Chaila

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

 43 Imelda May

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

 44 Kian Egan

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

 45 Colm Wilkinson

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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Dublin, 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.

 46 Ryan O'Shaughnessy

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skerries, Ireland

 47 Moya Brennan

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 Edele Lynch

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 Rea Garvey

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

 50 Dave King

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