Irish Rock Groups

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  1. mollydoll

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    I know there are U2 fans on here (Hi Sarge!).

    I have a bunch of Irish rock music. I just put Ghost of an American Airman and Bell X1 into a playlist while I am packing. I love them both.

    Ghost is a sad story. They were signed to Atlantic/Hollywood in the 90s and did 2 albums, but they never took off. They should have been HUGE. Sort of imagine a merge of early U2 with Creed and a healthy dose of Irish charisma. They were from Belfast. They were GREAT live.

    Not rock and not even from Ireland, but I miss the Drovers too. They were a Chicago area bad with traditional/fusion Irish music. They were actually featured in the Madeline Stowe movie Blink. I never understand why they weren't signed.

    I wish I had scrounged around more record shops picking up local bands while I was there. I was more into Dutch techno though, which is hard to find in the US. I really wish iTunes was international.
     
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    Though they are technically not "Irish", I am a big Dropkick Murphy's fan. I have never been a big U2 fan, but I do appreciate some of their music. I don't dislike them, I just don't necessarily like them either.

    I do, however, love the Wolfe Tones.
     
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    I love Irish music, from traditional to modern!:whistle:
    I love Dervish, Lasairfhiona (traditional), U2, The Cranberries (rock) & Luka Bloom (can't define his style).
    The pop band the Corrs is also likeable.
     
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    I don't know any of the Irish bands you mentioned molly, so I am checking them out. Ghost of an American Airman sounds really good! Thanks!
     
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    I love the Chieftains. My mom and I always went to see them at Wolf Trap.

    Hothouse Flowers. Afro Celt Sound System. Clannad (sometimes)/Maire Brennen. The Pogues. There are so many. I'll even listen to House of Pain in small doses if I must.
     
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    This is one of my favorite GoaAA songs, Coathanger Love. Warning, it is a sensitive topic, but most of their songs are politically charged, which makes sense from the Belfast music scene.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHhiIXAaKM

    I forgot: Emotional Fish.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjrVIFozhnw&feature=related

    I love all their stuff really. I saw them every time they came through Chicago. I got to meet them a couple times too. Super nice guys. I really never understood they they didn't get MTV play and become huge stars. They had the goods.
     
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    Does it have to be from Ireland only?

    There are groups I like from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Canada. Here are a few that I can remember off the top of my head:

    Solas
    Glengarry Bhoys
    Town Pants
    Wolfstone
    Cantrip
    King Chiaullee
    Old Blind Dogs
     
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    David Grey and Damien Rice....especially Damien Rice
     
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    Hmm. I wonder if there is a way around the iTunes restrictions. I could get my uncle to bring me iTunes gift cards when he comes to visit in November and use his address. I will look into this!

    Anyone ever find a way to order from the international stores?
     
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    Bell X1 is Juniper minus Damien Rice.
     
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    Bell X1 sound good too! I knew their song "Flame" but had no idea it was from an Irish band!
     
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    Hey, if it isn't Irish, start your own thread! :D :lol:
     
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    Solas are great!
    For those who love Irish/Scottish traditional (I am a huge fan of this style):
    Malinky
    Emily Smith
    Dervish
    The Cottars
     
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    There is a local band in the Houston area called Murder the Stout that is pretty good. The lead singer is Irish, another member is Scottish, and the rest are Texan. They make an interesting mix.
     

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