What's everyone's favorite Irish or Celtic group? I like John Doan, Celtic Woman, and The Wolfe Tones. ("You'll Never Beat the Irish" by Wolfe Tones is absolutely great!) I'm looking for all kinds of new groups, so be sure to throw any names into the discussion when you feel like doing so. Thanks, people!
it really good band that Irisheyes (Erin) have made me discover is Solas ( meaning light in english ) it mainly violin, guitar and voice with beat... it really great there even a song where they speak french... french is my mother tongue so i was pleased by earing them sing on a sea of fleur de lys
Hayley Westenra is not a band but she great. she from the celtic woman group, now she doiing music solo.
Sharon Shannon alone is absolutely wonderful but when she surrounds herself with people such as Mike McGoldrick,Dezi Donnelly and Jim Murray as she recently did here in Australia, my admiration of Irish Music becomes total.
Lunasa also set a standard which I find hard to discover elsewhere.
Lots of others also make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up & my eyes water but the above people stand out being recent visitors to Queensland.
Have to agree with your taste in music. The band my son plays in called Daideo and the Blue Mosquitoes play some Cranberries and Christy Moore. If you love fiddle then you might want to listen to their fiddle player. She, like two of the other band members is just 17 and the fourth member of the band is just 13. I have posted a couple of videos on the site. Is it wrong for the father of one of the members to list them also as one of his favourite Irish bands?