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Encyclopedia > List of Celtic musicians

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Belgium

  • Trio Trad

Canada

Heather Dale is a Celtic singer. ... Great Big Sea (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian folk-rock freaking awesome band from Newfoundland and Labrador, who is best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs, which draw from the Islands 500 year old Irish, English, and French heritage; however, the band... Mary Jane Lamond is a Canadian folk musician who performs renditions of traditional Gaelic folk songs from Cape Breton Island. ... Ashley MacIsaac, born February 24, 1975 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a professional fiddler. ... Hugh Alan Buddy MacMaster, CM , ONS , LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music. ... Natalie MacMaster (born 1973) is an award-winning fiddler from the town of Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Loreena McKennitt Loreena McKennitt live on stage Loreena McKennitt, C.M., (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian singer, harpist and pianist who performs Celtic-style music with a new-age feel often compared to Enya, but more grounded in traditional and classical invocations using such works as The Lady... The Rankin Family is a Canadian folk music family group from Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... Spirit of the West are a Canadian folk rock band, who were popular on the Canadian folk music scene in the 1980s before evolving a blend of hard rock, pop and Celtic folk influences which made them one of Canadas most successful alternative rock acts in the 1990s. ... Leahy is the name of a Canadian folk music group. ...

France (Breton)

  • Padraig Sicard (violinist)
  • Jackie Molard (violinist)
  • Christian Lemaitre (violinist)

Padraig Sicard is a member of the Celtic group, Crossroads. ...

Ireland

Altan is a band from Donegal, Ireland, that plays traditional Irish music. ... The Bothy Band was an Irish traditional band from the 1970s, one of the most prominent and best-loved from the roots revival of that era. ... The Corrs are a folk rock band from Ireland, consisting of three sisters and one brother from the Corr family, who rose to prominence in the late 1990s. ... The Chieftains is an Irish musical group founded in 1962, known for performing and popularizing Irish traditional music. ... Danú is an Irish folk group. ... De Dannan is an Irish folk music group. ... Enya (born 17 May 1961), birth name Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (sometimes seen as the Anglicized Enya Brennan), is Irelands best-selling solo musician. ... Eire Og, formed in Glasgow in the early 1990s, was a modern Irish rebel band, which has toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and the USA extensively throughout the mid - late nineties. ... The Hothouse Flowers (formed 1985) are an Irish-based rock group who combine traditional Irish music with influences from soul and rock. ... Planxty was an Irish folk music band formed in the 1970s by Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine (a founder of the Irish mid-sixties group Sweeneys Men), and Liam OFlynn (piper). ... The Wolfe Tones are an Irish band deeply rooted in Irish traditional music. ...

Scotland

For 30 years the Battlefield Band has been a training ground for some of the greatest Scottish musicians. ... The Boys of the Lough are one of the longest-surviving Celtic bands. ... Capercaillie is a Scottish folk band founded in the 1980s by Donald Shaw and fronted by Karen Matheson. ... Silly Wizard was a Scottish folk band, formed in about 1971 in Edinburgh by Johnny Cunningham (fiddle, viola, mandola, vocals), Bob Thomas (guitar, mandola) and Gordon Jones (guitar, bodhran, vocals, mandola). ... Martyn Bennett (February 17, 1971-January 30, 2005) was a musician who was born in St. ...

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