Famous Irish Rock Singers

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Bono
(Lead Vocalist and Primary Lyricist of The Rock Band 'U2')
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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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Dolores O'Riordan
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist for the Alternative Rock Band ‘The Cranberries')
Dolores O'Riordan
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Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan went from being a church singer to becoming the lead vocalist of the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries and a rock icon of the 1990s. She stunned her fans with her death as a result of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46.

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Dolores O’Riordan
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of Alternative-Rock Band 'The Cranberries')
Dolores O’Riordan
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Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Limerick, Ireland

One of the best-known faces of Irish alternative rock, Dolores O’Riordan headed the band The Cranberries. Known for her international chartbusters such as Zombie, she later slipped into depression and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She died of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46 and was posthumously nominated for a Grammy.

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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.
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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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Phil Lynott
(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
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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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Andrea Corr
(Singer-songwriter)
Andrea Corr
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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.

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Imelda May
(Singer Known for Her Musical Style of Rockabilly Revival)
Imelda May
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Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer Imelda May, who has released chart-topping albums such as Love Tattoo, is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, well-versed in a wide range of instruments such as the guitar, the bodhrán, the tambourine. She also became a published poet with her volume A Lick and a Promise.

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Bronagh Gallagher
(Actress and Singer)
Bronagh Gallagher
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Birthdate: April 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

Irish singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has been active in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Becoming involved in drama and music activities as a teenager, she initially worked as a hairdresser and a singer with a local band before making it big. Her career as an actress eventually took off and she has since appeared in many films.

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Andrew Strong
(Irish Singer & Actor Known for His Performance in Film 'The Commitments')
Andrew Strong
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Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Born to Irish musician Robert Strong, Andrew Strong, too, proved himself as a talented singer. He was in his teens when he secured a BAFTA and a Grammy nomination for his role and his vocals in the musical comedy-drama The Commitments. He has also been part of The Bone Yard Boys.

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Danny O'Reilly
(Frontman and Founding Member of Irish Band 'The Coronas' and the Son of Folk Singer Mary Black)
Danny O'Reilly
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Birthdate: March 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

The lead singer of the Dublin-based rock band The Coronas, Irish singer Danny O'Reilly is the son of legendary folk singer Mary Black and record producer Joe O'Reilly. He featured his former girlfriend Laura Whitmore in his band’s music video Mark My Words. In 2022, he revealed he was dating Dorottya Krizan.

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Dickie Rock
(Irish Veteran Pop Singer Who Was Most Popular During the 1960s)
Dickie Rock
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Birthdate: September 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer Dickie Rock soared to fame with his chartbusting hits for the Miami Showband. He also contested for Ireland on Eurovision. He mesmerized Irish listeners with his deep tenor voice and his hits such as There’s Always Me. He later revealed that his hearing difficulties had made him retire from music.

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Liam Reilly
(Irish Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Irish Rock Band 'Bagatelle')
Liam Reilly
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Birthdate: January 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland
Died: January 1, 2021

Irish singer Liam Reilly is best known as a member of the rock band Bagatelle, which released hits such as Second Violin and Summer in Dublin. A talented songwriter, too, he wrote for band such as Wolfe Tones and the Dublin City Ramblers. He was placed joint second at the 1990 Eurovision.