Best Irish Music Artists

The Top Ten
1 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak"... read more

Thin Lizzy are so underrated, they are completely overshadowed by other artists!

2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have... read more

2nd best band ever. Definitely best from Ireland. They have two of the best albums ever- The Joshua Tree & The Unforgettable Fire. Bono's a great vocalist, and them everyone else is underrated. Edge is one of the best guitarists, listen to Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Until The End Of The World, Clayton's one of the best bassist, listen to New Year's Day, Bullet The Blue Sky, and I Will Follow, and Larry's a great drummer, listen to Sunday Bloody Sunday and Bullet The Blue Sky. Such a talented, creative band.

3 The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

My first concert was to one of theirs and I still haven't been to a better one 3 years later, the only one even close to that good was another one of theirs. They are wonderful artist and people. They act from the heart and are an inspiration to many. And even though they're quite famous, they still are close to their fans (The Script Family).

Absolutely underrated! Been to many of their gigs and the way they interact with the audience is unique! Not only brilliant musicians but also the most humble and kind persons I ever met in music business! Each of them an absolute gem!

4 Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.
5 The Cranberries The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler.

It's disrespectful to put The Script before Cranberries. It's mostly U2 #1 who sold 175 million records worldwide & The Cranberries #2 who sold more than 40 millions albums worldwide. Then the tastes, Dolores O'Riordan is at the top, named top female artist of all time by Billboard's Alternative Songs, this says it all.

Those who knew the 90's, can not vote anything other than the cranberries...
Away from commercial music and the "bling-bling" band...
Pure music...

Best irish band ever. Probably a top20 in Rock History and the most underrated band ever.
Why? It hasn't an explanation.

6 The Pogues

One of the absolute greatest bands out of Ireland, with the animosity and fusion of classic Irish folk with modern (at the time) rock. Truly a great band not afraid to get into your face.

The grandfathers of celtic punk have to be on this list.

7 Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

One of the finest musicians ever - his guitar can cry and speak. R.I.P. Gary.

8 Clannad
9 Rory Gallagher William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.

The only guitarist who can be compare to Hendrix. The person who paved the way for all the other Irish musicians to come. The man who inspired Brian May, Johnny Marr, Slash and the Edge. The man who got Clapton back into the blues. Rory is, whitout a doubt, the greatest Irish musician ever.

Amazing guitarist, musician, and person, my hero he deserves to be number 1 on every positive guitar list.

The first Irish superstar... The rest followed but no one could play like Rory... Greatest guitarist ever

10 Sinead O'Connor Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor was an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.

Great person, singer and writer. Can't not be here.

The Contenders
11 The Dubliners
12 Enya Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

She's too fantastic to be at 13. She's got to move to at least top 5. Well it's only a matter of time.

She transcends most other mere musicians, even the other Irish!

Are you kidding me? Enya in 21?
She deserves top 5 al least.

13 Westlife Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, the group's final line-up consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan.

Definitely one of the best groups to come from Ireland. 14 number one hits. Well deserved.

Westlife is number 1, what's the list saying? Don't get it.
1. Westlife
2. Brian McFadden
3. The Waterboys

14 The Undertones
15 The Corrs

The Irish Simon and Garfunkel. They should be in the top 5.

The Corrs number 25? The angelic voice of Andrea Corr must be higher.

No one put them on the list... Really?

16 Kodaline Kodaline is an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2012 the band changed its name to Kodaline.

Kodaline is an amazing band! Their albums are so different from each other but still so good! In a Perfect World has melodious tunes while Coming Up for Air has heavier songs. Can't wait for the new album! The singles show great promise!

If you're searching for good music, KODALINE are exactly what you're looking for...they're just way down underrated

The best Irish band playing right now! "In a perfect world" really is perfection!

17 The Answer
18 Boyzone

Bottle banks make a sweeter sound!

19 The Waterboys

The Waterboys's leader Mike Scott is a massive song writing talent but he is not Irish. He is a Scottish.

They came in like and went away like a bullet! Still listening 20 yrs later!

20 Snow Patrol Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Brilliant band with great lyrics and music as a whole. Should definitely be in the top ten at least.

Best love song of all time is chasing cars because it is happy and sad

21 Dropkick Murphys Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St.
22 Damien Rice

# 34? I don't know what kind of music the world listens to but this guy clearly deserves a slot in the top 10.

This guy is a living legend... He is so talented, just amazing!

23 Dana

Dana's Easter album 'Love my Life' and 12" single 'For You, For Us' have money back guarantees, if not totally satisfied... in select stores now! Very select stores.

24 The Brian Meakin Band

Such an under rated act. Breaks my heart he nver reached half of the success he deserved.

25 Hozier Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, known mononymously as Hozier, is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter.

Listen to "From Eden" or "Like Real People Do" or basically any of his other songs. He's brilliant.

One of the best rising stars of 2015. Glad to see he didn't turn out to be a one hit wonder.

An amazing artist with such a pure, beautiful voice, fabulous!

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