Best Irish bands....

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by hipipol, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Lets just cut the Wolfe Tones out, but other than them, UTwonk not withstanding, land of proper stories, give us yer best....

    Get u head buds on loik......
  2. Humberto

    Humberto the same thing we do every night

    The Pogues Rocky Road to Dublin. Fine song.

  3. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

  5. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    U2. Okay, maybe just Boy and October. Those are pretty decent albums.
  6. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

  7. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Thin Lizzy.
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  9. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I'm not familiar with this band - can you add a video?
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  10. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

  11. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. I am just waiting for the next tomato..

    Tamalin were quite good, they were the McSherrys from Belfast.
    Rythym and Rhyme should have been a bigger album.
    Stiff Little Fingers.
    The Saw Doctors.
    Goats Don't Shave.
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

  13. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

  14. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Are they Irish?
  15. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    the Corrs
  16. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    I like this one, it helps in the gym to keep rhythm for working out.

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  17. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Fish Go Deep
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  18. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

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  19. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Going way back...

    And for the piano intro.....The Boomtown Rats

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  20. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Taste. Or anyone else playing with Rory Gallagher.
  21. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Sort of.
  22. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Cactus World News - the band U2 could have been.
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  23. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member


  24. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    The Frank and Walters

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  25. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    And to make a three in a row for Cork... The Sultans of Ping FC

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  26. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    The Blades, Mod trio from Ringsend, Dublin - like the Jam, only better (really).

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  27. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    It's the one case out of all Irish bands where they weren't just good, but where the stars aligned to produce something magical.
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  28. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Taste were good, but they were just a little too of their time. . . Rory only really reached his full potential once he went solo, I think.
  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Here's one who were on heavy rotation in our house - the Johnstons. They started out as a standard ballad group, a sort of non-drinking Dubliners. Then they got into that sixties folk-pop sound, a sort of hip, Irish version of the Seekers. Here's their versh of Joni's Both Sides Now:

    It's odd, really - the Johnstons were a huge act in Ireland in my folks' time, but they're sort of forgotten now. The lead singer died in what appears to have been a domestic violence incident: her partner made himself scarce after her body was found, and he was never heard from again.


    I just found this. I never knew they'd done this cover of the Gordon Lightfoot song:

    And here's their last album, which is best described as 'Catholic Liberation Theology Folk-Rock':

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  30. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    The Johnstons were also Paul Brady's first band, in case you're wondering.
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