Famous Irish Musicians

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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. 

 2 
Enya
(Irish Singer and Musician Known for Pioneering Modern 'Celtic' and 'New-Age' Music)
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Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

 3 
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
(Irish Singer, Guitarist and Busker)
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Birthdate: April 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

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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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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Gilbert O'Sullivan
(Singer-songwriter)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: December 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
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Dermot Kennedy
(Singer-songwriter)
Dermot Kennedy
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Birthdate: December 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Best known for his chartbusting singles such as Lost and Outnumbered, Irish singer Dermot Kennedy started his career with open mic shows in Dublin. Starting to play the guitar at age 10, he later studied classical music. He first major album, Without Fear, topped the UK charts.

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Damien Rice
(Irish Multi-Instrumentalist and Singer-Songwriter)
Damien Rice
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Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland
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Daniel O'Donnell
(Singer)
Daniel O'Donnell
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Birthdate: December 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kincasslagh, Ireland
 10 
Camille O'Sullivan
(Musician)
Camille O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
 11 
Caroline Corr
(Musician)
Caroline Corr
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Birthdate: March 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundalk
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Annie Mac
(Irish DJ and TV Host)
Annie Mac
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Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Popular Irish DJ and presenter Annie Mac made headlines when she quit BBC Radio 1 after a 17-year stint to take care of her children and focus on writing and podcasting. Known for hosting shows such as BBC Switch, she later also curated a music festival and wrote the bestselling book Mother Mother.

 13 
Janet Devlin
(Singer)
Janet Devlin
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Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gortin, Northern Ireland
 14 
Chloe Agnew
(Singer)
Chloe Agnew
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Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland
 15 
Lisa Kelly
(Singer, Pianist)
Lisa Kelly
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Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 16 
Máiréad Nesbitt
(Musician)
Máiréad Nesbitt
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Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loughmoe, Ireland
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 17 
Eden
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
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Birthdate: December 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 18 
Ronnie Drew
(Irish Folk Musician, Singer, and Actor)
Ronnie Drew
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Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Died: August 16, 2008
 19 
Dave King
(Irish Musician and Singer-Songwriter)
Dave King
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Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
 20 
Noel Hogan
(Irish Record Producer and Musician)
Noel Hogan
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moyross, Limerick, Ireland
 21 
Cosmé McMoon
(Pianist and composer, best known as the accompanist to notably tone-deaf soprano Florence Foster Jenkins)
Cosmé McMoon
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Birthdate: February 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mapimí, Mexico
Died: August 22, 1980
 22 
Michael Graham
(Actor)
Michael Graham
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Birthdate: August 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
 23 
Dik Evans
(English-born Irish Guitarist and Musician)
Dik Evans
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Barking, Essex, England
 24 
Denise Chaila
(Irish and Zambian Rapper)
Denise Chaila
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Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia
 25 
Howard Leese
(American Guitarist, Musical Director, and Record Producer)
Howard Leese
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Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
 26 
Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
(Singer)
Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
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Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland
 27 
Sharon Shannon
(Musician)
Sharon Shannon
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Birthdate: November 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruan, Ireland
 28 
Tony Allen
(Musician)
Tony Allen
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Birthdate: February 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Temple, County Westmeath, Ireland
 29 
Cait O'Riordan
(British Musician, Bass Guitar Player, and Radio Host)
Cait O'Riordan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 30 
Robert Arkins
(Irish Musician and Actor Known for His Role as Jimmy Rabbitte in the Film 'The Commitments')
Robert Arkins
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Birthplace: Ireland
 31 
John Field
(Pianist, composer and teacher.)
John Field
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Birthdate: July 26, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: January 23, 1837
 32 
Éabha McMahon
(Singer)
Éabha McMahon
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Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 33 
Gavin James
(Singer-songwriter)
Gavin James
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Birthdate: July 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 34 
Mick Foster
(Musician)
Mick Foster
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Birthdate: 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland
 35 
Niall Breslin
(Irish Rugby Union Player and 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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Barney McKenna
(Musician)
Barney McKenna
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Birthdate: December 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Donnycarney, Ireland
Died: April 5, 2012
 37 
Damien Dempsey
(Irish Folk Singer and Songwriter)
Damien Dempsey
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Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland
 38 
Gavin Friday
(Singer-songwriter)
Gavin Friday
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Birthdate: October 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Charles Villiers Stanford
(Composer)
Charles Villiers Stanford
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Birthdate: September 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 29, 1924
 40 
Dónal Lunny
(Musician)
Dónal Lunny
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Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tullamore, Ireland
 41 
Victor Herbert
(Composer)
Victor Herbert
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Birthdate: February 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 26, 1924
 42 
Órla Fallon
(Singer)
Órla Fallon
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Birthdate: August 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knockananna, Ireland
 43 
Paddy Reilly
(Irish Singer and Guitarist)
Paddy Reilly
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Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 44 
Dominic Behan
(Writer)
Dominic Behan
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Birthdate: October 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 3, 1989
 45 
Big Tom
(Irish Singer, Saxophone Player, and Guitarist)
Big Tom
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Birthdate: September 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland
Died: April 17, 2018
 46 
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
(Broadcaster)
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Carnacon, Ireland
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Bernie Tormé
(Irish Singer, Songwriter, Rock Guitarist, and Recording Studio Owner)
Bernie Tormé
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Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 17, 2019
 48 
Robin McAuley
(Musician)
Robin McAuley
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Birthdate: January 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland
 49 
Jim McCann
(Musician)
Jim McCann
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Birthdate: October 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 5, 2015
 50 
Turlough O'Carolan
(Composer)
Turlough O'Carolan
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Birthdate: 1670 AD
Birthplace: Nobber, Ireland
Died: March 25, 1738