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In this page we’re going to deal with music related to Ireland.

We have chosen some emblematic bands and singers and they are ordered chronologically.

But first of all, let’s start with a small introduction.

Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the island of Ireland.

The indigenous music of the island is termed Irish traditional music. It has remained vibrant through the 20th, and into the 21st century, despite globalizing cultural forces. In spite of emigration and a well-developed connection to music influences from Britain and the United States, Irish music has kept many of its traditional aspects and has itself influenced many forms of music, such as country and roots music in the USA, which in turn have had some influence on modern rock music. It has occasionally been fused with rock and roll, punk rock and other genres.

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Altan is an Irish traditional folk music group, originally from Gweedore, Ireland. The band started as a duo in 1981, playing in pubs. At the beginning, the founders were Frankie Kennedy (flutist) and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (singer and fiddler). Between 1984 and 1985, they performed throughout Ireland, but also in Irish pubs and nightclubs in U.S.A. The first musicians that joined to Altan were: Ciaran Curran (bouzouki performer), Ben Lennon (violinist) and Cathal McConnell (flutist). Finally, with the addition of guitarist Mark Kelly, Altan became a band. Years later, Mark gave the band another music and new arrangements. At the beginning of the decade of 90´s, they joined Dermot Byrne an accordionist. The band had got gold and platinum albums in Ireland, and they did concerts in some country.
Nowadays, the members are: Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Dermot Byrne, Ciarán Tourish, Ciarán Curran and Daithí Sproule.

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