Irish Singers, Songwriters & Balladeers Gallery
Formed in 1962 in O’Donoghue’s Pub, Dublin, The Dubliners were arguably the most popular Irish Folk Band in the world. The founding members were Ronnie Drew, Barney McKenna, Luke Kelly and Ciarán Bourke, with John Sheahan joining the group in 1964.
Van Morrison (born George Ivan Morrison on the 31st August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. Known as “Van the Man” to many, he started his professional career in the late 1950s. He plays a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone.
Currently celebrating 50 years on the road, these legendary Dublin balladeers continue to be one of Ireland’s lyrical treasures
U2 formed in 1976. The mega stars are actively involved in improving human rights around the world with organizations such as Make Poverty History, Live 8 and Bono’s DATA campaign and Amnesty International
4 June 1884 – 16 September 1945
John McCormack was a world-famous Irish tenor, celebrated for his performances of the operatic and song repertoires/ Also renowned for his diction and breath control!
Enya was born in Co. Donegal and studied classical music at college. Enya’s first commission was to write a score for Sir David Puttnam for his film “The Frog Prince”.
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Tom and Paddy Clancy arrived in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1951. Clad in the trademark Aran sweaters they famously entertained Irish American’s in the 1960’s with hundreds of well known songs.
Formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. “He was 18 when punk broke. For him it was heaven-sent. He’d always been into music. In fact he was a devotee. ”
The Kilfenora Ceili Band
Ireland’s oldest Céilí Band, was born a century ago in the tiny village of Kilfenora.
Irish Musician, Writer, Songwriter and Producer the genre-hopping, multi-instrumentalist is widely regarded as one of Irelands finest Musicians.