Famous Northern Irish Musicians

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Van Morrison
(Singer)

Van Morrison
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Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

 2 

Ronan Keating
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Birthdate: March 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Swords, Dublin, Ireland

 3 

Johnny McDaid
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Birthdate: July 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Londonderry
Indie rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer John McDaid has been part of bands such as Snow Patrol and Vega4. He is also known for his collaborations with popular artists, mostly with Ed Sheeran. He co-wrote Sheeran’s chartbusting track Shape of You and co-produced his platinum album X.
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 4 
Gary Moore
(Former rock guitarist who played with groups like Skid Row and Thin Lizzy and worked with such artists as Greg Lake)

Gary Moore
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Birthdate: April 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: February 6, 2011

Known as one of the greatest musicians from the British Isles, Irish singer Gary Moore rocked the music scene since the 1960s. Known as part of rock bands such as Skid Row and Thin Lizzy, he gained fame as a fine guitarist who experimented with blues, rock, heavy metal, and jazz.

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 5 
Glen Hansard
(Songwriter)

Glen Hansard
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Birthdate: April 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Danny O'Donoghue
3
Birthdate: October 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Samantha Mumba
3
Birthdate: January 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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 8 
Shane Lynch
(Singer)

Shane Lynch
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 9 
Jim Corr
(Singer)

Jim Corr
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

 10 

Sir James Galway
2
Birthdate: December 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

 11 
Eric Bell
(Musician)

Eric Bell
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Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

 12 
Liam Clancy
(Musician)

Liam Clancy
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Birthdate: September 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
Died: December 4, 2009

 13 
Paul Brady
(Singer-songwriter)

Paul Brady
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Birthdate: May 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strabane, Northern Ireland

 14 
Tim Wheeler
(Singer)

Tim Wheeler
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Birthdate: January 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

 15 
Tara McNeill
(Singer)

Tara McNeill
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Birthdate: July 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Antrim, Northern Ireland

 16 

Andrea Begley
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pomeroy, Northern Ireland

 17 

Vedran Smailović
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Birthdate: November 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 18 

George Millar
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Ballymena, Northern Ireland

 19 
Hamilton Harty
(Irish musician)

Hamilton Harty
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Birthdate: December 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: February 19, 1941

 20 
Aine Minogue
(Harpist)

Aine Minogue
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Birthdate: May 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland

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Mairtin O'Connor
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland