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  • A
    • The Abbey Tavern Singers: Formed in 1962 at the Abbey Tavern in Howth, Dublin.
    • Aengus: Brothers Tony and Jackie Small from Galway and Dubliner Garry O'Briain.
    • Aileach: Derry based 1970s Irish band.
    • Ar Log: A well-established folk band in Wales who have performed since the 1970s.
    • Davey Arthur: Donegal-born multi-instrumentalist and singer, founding member of the Fureys and Davey Arthur.

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    • The Bards: Irish folk group founded and led by Diarmuid O'Leary — formed in the mid 1970's.
    • Barley Bree: North American based Folk band, formed in the North of Ireland in 1973.
    • The Barleycorn: Formed in 1971, in the North of Ireland, and reined for many years as the top rebel ballad group.
    • The Battering Ram: (see Declan Hunt)
    • Brendan Behan: (1923-1964) — Dublin-born playwright and part-time ballad singer.
    • Dominic Behan: (1928-1989) — Dublin-born influential Irish singer & songwriter — younger brother of Brendan.
    • Steve Benbow: (1931-2006) British folk guitar player, singer and music director, who was influential in the English folk music revival of the 1960s.
    • Blackeyed Biddy: Main stay on the Scottish folk scene from the mid 1980's through the 90's.
    • The Blacksmiths: Short-lived Irish folk band, featuring renowned uilleann piper Paddy Keenan.
    • Blackthorn: Long running Irish folk band, based in Northern Ireland.
    • The Blarney Brothers: Long-running South Africa based Irish variety band.
    • The Blarney Folk: 1960s-70s Irish ballad trio.
    • Eric Bogle: Scotland-born, Australia based singer and songwriter.
    • The Bothy Band: 1970s Irish tradional music super group.
    • Paul Brady: (1947-) Strabane, North Ireland-born singer & songwriter
    • Anne Briggs: (1944-) English folk singer — highly influential figure in the English folk music revival.
    • The Broadsiders: 1960s Irish folk group.
    • Danny Burns: (1946-2002) — Greatly missed Belfast folk musician and founding member of the Wolfhound.
    • Dave Burns: Founding member of Cardiff ballad group, the Hennessys, and traditional Welsh band Ar Log.
    • The Buskers: Pre Fureys folk band with Paul & George Furey, Davey Arthur and Brendan Leeson.
    • Brian Byrne: England-born Irish singer and musician — former member of Emmet Spiceland.
    • Anne Byrne: Popular 1960's Irish folk singer.

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    • The Caern Folk Trio: Short-lived Edinburgh based folk group.
    • Isla Cameron: (1930-1980) Scotland born, England raised Folk singer and actress.
    • Alex Campbell: (1925-1987) "Big Daddy" of Scotland Folk … a legendary performer!
    • Fil Campbell: Irish (Belleek) singer & songwriter.
    • Ian Campbell Folk Group: Popular 1960's Birmingham Folk group.
    • Sydney Carter: (1915-2004) English poet, songwriter, folk musician — best known for the song "Lord of the Dance".
    • Martin Carthy: (1941-) English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music.
    • Na Casaidigh (The Cassidys): Dublin based Traditional family group, originally from County Donegal.
    • Nadia Cattouse: (1924-) Born in Belize City, British Honduras — actress, singer and songwriter — active on the British folk scene in the 1960's and early 70's.
    • Celtic Thunder: Influential American Irish Folk/Traditional Band — formed in 1977 — lead by the Winch Brothers (Terrence and Jesse).
    • Ceoltóirí Cualann (see Seán Ó Riada)
    • Cherish the Ladies: America based, all female, Irish Folk & Traditional band.
    • Chisel: Dublin ballad group — Dermot Murphy, Stephen Sheridan and Brendan Savage.
    • Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem: Irish ballad group formed in 1956 — the "Originals"!
    • Bobby Clancy: (1927-2002) — Long serving (non founding) member of the Clancy Brothers.
    • Liam Clancy: (1935-2009) — Revered Irish singer and … was the last surviving Clancy Brother.
    • The Clutha: Scottish traditional band hailing from Glasgow.
    • The Clydesiders: Popular Scottish folk band (mid 1970s - 2000).
    • Shirley Collins: (1935-) British folksinger who was a significant contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s.
    • Francie Conway: Singer, songwriter, musician and producer originally from Co. Kerry.
    • Bob and Ron Copper: Members of The Copper Family, a family of singers of traditional, unaccompanied English folk song.
    • The Corrib Folk: Folk & Ballad formed in Belfast in 1972.
    • The Corrie Folk Trio: Per-curser to Corries — formed in Edinburgh in the early 1960's by Bill Smith with Roy Williamson (1936-1990), Ronnie Browne and Paddie Bell (1931-2005).
    • The Corries: The duo was formed in 1966 with Roy Williamson and Ronnie Browne.
    • Dave Cousins: (1945-) English singer and songwriter — leader of the Strawbs.
    • Harry Cox: (1885-1971) Norfolk farmworker and one of the most important singers of traditional English music of the twentieth century, on account of his large repertoire and fine singing style.
    • The Critics Group: A cooperative company of revival singers interested in studying and combining folksinging and theatre techniques — under the direction of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, with no permanent line-up.
    • Jimmy Crowley: Popular and highly respected Cork balladeer.
    • Crubeen (see The Long Kesh Ramblers)

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    • Bob Davenport: (1932-) Renowned English folksinger — leading voice in the folk revival since the early 1960s.
    • Billy Davidson: Scottish folk singer and musician — accompanied Matt McGinn.
    • Ian Davison: Prolific Glasgow song writer and singer.
    • Dé Danann: Influential traditional Irish band.
    • Nigel Denver: Popular 1960's Scottish Folk singer and activist.
    • Liam Devally: Irish singer and actor.
    • Dingle Spike: 1970s-80s England based Irish band.
    • Danny Doyle: Popular Dublin-born balladeer, with many hit songs in his over 40 year career.
    • Ronnie Drew: (1934-2008) — Beloved Irish ballad singer, founding member of the Dubliners.
    • Drinkers Drouth: 1970s-80s Scottish folk band — featuring Davy Steele.
    • Drops Of Brandy: Late 70's - early 80's Irish folk band.
    • Dublin City Ramblers: Long serving Dublin ballad group, with several hit songs in the 1980's.
    • The Dubliners: (1962-2012) Legendary Irish folk band.
    • Ha'Dudaim (The Dudaim): Benny Amdursky and Israel Gurion, a very popular Israeli folk duo.
    • Pecker Dunne: (1933-2012) — Respected traveling musician.
    • Sean Dynes (1943-1993): Irish (Tyrone, No. Ireland) ballad singer — founding member of the Jolly Tinkermen.

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    • Gaberlunzie: Popular and long-running Scottish folk duo — ormed in the late 60's by Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson.
    • Colm Gallagher: Southern California based Irish singer/songwriter.
    • Patrick Galvin (1927-2011): Irish (Cork) poet, singer, playwright, and song collector.
    • The Glenfolk 4: 1960s Northern Ireland folk band.
    • Glesca Eskimos: 1960's collective of Scottish folk singers and political activists.
    • The Go Lucky Four: 1960's Irish Folk band — hit song: "Up Went Nelson".
    • The Grehan Sisters: 1960s Irish (Boyle, Co. Roscommon) folk trio.
    • Roy Guest: (1934-1996) Folk singer and impresario.
    • Roy Gullane: Longtime Tannahill Weavers frontman.

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    • Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor: Very popular Scottish folk duo.
    • Robin Hall: (1936-1998) Popular and very talented Scottish Folk singer.
    • David Hammond: (1928-2008) Well-respected Belfast-born writer, singer,
    • Owen Hand (1938-2003): Iconic singer of the 1960s Scottish folk scene.
    • Johnny Handle: (1935-) English folk musician and singer/songwriter.
    • Mick Hanly:
    • Kieran Hanrahan: All Ireland (Ennis, Co. Clare) tenor banjo player — founding member of Stockton's Wing.
    • Mike Hanrahan: Ennis, Co. Clare-born songwriter, guitarist, singer & former member of Stockton's Wing.
    • Frank Harte: (1933-2005) Irish (Dublin) traditional singer, song collector, architect and lecturer.
    • Gemma Hasson: Northern Ireland folk singer — active in 1970's & 80's.
    • Joe Heaney – Seosamh Ó hÉanaí: (1919-1984) Irish traditional (sean nós) singer from Co. Galway.
    • Frank Hennessy: Popular Cardiff singer, songwriter and broadcaster — leader of The Hennessys.
    • The Hennessys: Popular and long-running Cardiff Ballad Group — formed in the late 1960's.
    • Chris Henshaw: Dublin-born, USA based folk singer.
    • Bill Hill: Edinburgh folk singer, songwriter and tour guide.
    • The High Kings: Irish folk group formed in Dublin in 2008.
    • Alistair Hulett: (1951-2010) Highly respected Scottish folk singer, songwriter and activist.
    • Declan Hunt: Dublin singer, known for Irish Republican music.
    • Hyland Paddy: Irish (Lurgan, No. Ireland) folk band formed in the 1970s.

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    • Hamish Imlach: (1940-1996) Scottish folk singer — a popular mainstay from the early 60's until his death.
    • The Irish Balladeers: Long running Pennsylvania based American Irish Ballad Band.
    • The Irish Brigade: Minnesota based Irish folk duo — formed in 1975.
    • Irish Mist: 1980's England based Irish folk duo — Malcolm Rogers and Joe Giltrap.
    • The Irish Ramblers: USA based Irish (born) folk trio — the other Clancy Brothers.
    • The Irish Rovers: Very popular, Canada based, Irish band — formed in 1964.
    • Andy Irvine:
    • Irish Tradition: Irish traditional/folk band formed in Washington, D.C. in January, 1975
    • The Islanders: 1960's - 70's Scottish folk group.
    • Dafydd Iwan: (1943-) Singer-songwriter who has been at the forefront of the Welsh music scene since the early 60s.

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    • The Johnstons: Popular 1960's Irish Group — initially playing Irish folk & traditional, and later moving to "contemporary" folk.
    • Arthur Johnstone: Influential Scottish Folk singer … founding member of the Laggan.
    • The Jolly Beggarmen: Long serving Dublin ballad band — formed in the 1970s.
    • The Jolly Tinkermen: 1960s-70s Irish (Tyrone, No. Ireland) folk group.
    • Wizz Jones: (1939-) English acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter — performing since the late 1950s and recording from 1965 to the present.

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    • Nick Keir: (1953-2013) Fine Scottish folk singer, songwriter, musician & actor — former member of the McCalmans.
    • Luke Kelly: (1940-1984) — Revered ballad singer — founding member of the Dubliners
    • Seamus Kennedy: Popular Belfast-born USA based ballad singer.
    • Enoch Kent: Respected Scottish folk singer from the very early days of the Scottish Folk Revival.
    • Louis Killen [later Louisa Jo]: (1934-2013) Singer, archivist, lecturer, and historian — a mainstay of British folk music since the 1950s.
    • Danny Kyle: (1940-1998) Popular Scottish Folk singer.

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    • The Laggan: 1970's Scottish folk group.
    • The Leprechauns: Another South Africa based Irish variety band.
    • A. L. Lloyd: (1908-1982) Influential folk singer, journalist teacher and founder member of Topic Records.
    • Long Kesh Ramblers (Crubeen): Irish folk band, formed in Northern Ireland in 1973.
    • The Ludlows: Popular 1960's Irish Ballad Trio — with Jim McCann.
    • Dónal Lunny: (1947-) Tullamore born, highly influential Irish musician, producer, arranger and renaissance man.

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    • Ewan MacColl: (1915-1989) Salford, England-born folk singer and songwriter — arguably one of the most important figures the British Folk Revival on the 1950's & 1960's.
    • Shane MacGowan: (1957-) England born Irish singer, songwriter & Pogues frontman.
    • Jimmie Macgregor: Popular Scottish folk singer, musician and broadcaster.
    • Iain MacKintosh: (1932-2006) Popular Scottish folk singer and banjo player.
    • Dolly MacMahon: Irish (Galway) traditional singer.
    • Josh MacRae: Well-remembered and highly respected Scottish folk singer and activist.
    • Liam Maguire: US based Northern Ireland Ballad singer.
    • Makem & Clancy: Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy — very popular 1970s & 80s folk duo.
    • Tommy Makem: (1932-2007) — Influential, Armagh-born, Irish Ballad singer — "The Godfather" of Irish Music."
    • Ray McAreavey: Respected Belfast balladeer — lead singer ofthe Wolfhound.
    • Ian McCalman: Founding member and former front man of the McCalmans — singer, songwriter, wit and record producer.
    • The McCalmans: Long running Edinburgh Folk Trio.
    • Jim McCann: Popular Dublin ballad singer — former member of The Ludlows and The Dubliners.
    • Billy McComiskey: American-born accordion player — well-known on the East Coast Irish music scene.
    • Cathal McConnell: Founding member of Boys of the Lough.
    • Derek McCormack: (1952-2004) Well remembered singer — former member of the Barleycon and the Fureys.
    • Gordeanna McCulloch (1946-): Glasgow singer — "recognised as one of the finest singers of Scottish traditional songs of her generation".
    • Owen McDonagh and The Bogside Men:
    • Eugene McEldowney: Belfast folk singer.
    • Rory & Alex McEwen: Pioneering Scotish folk duo.
    • Matt McGinn: (1928-1977) Legendary figure in the Scottish folk revival — prolific songwriter, wit and "singer".
    • Fee McGorman: Belfast folk singer.
    • Paddy McGuigan: (1939-2014) Songwriter and founding member of the Barleycorn.
    • Adam McNaughtan: Former Glasgow school teacher, songwriter and singer.
    • Ewan McVicar: Scottish songwriter and singer — mainstay on the folk scene since the 1970's.
    • McPeake Family: Irish (Belfast) folk/traditional band (1962-1977)
    • Men of No Property: "A group of radical songwriters in Belfast".
    • Will Millar: Former front man and founding member of The Irish Rovers.
    • Modena City Ramblers (also known as M.C.R.): Italian folk band — heavily influenced by Celtic themes.
    • Mick Moloney: Limerick-born, Philadelphia, PA based, traditional Irish musician and scholar.
    • The Moonshiners: 1960s Irish band.
    • Barry Moore: (1955-) Irish (Newbridge, Co. Kildare) folk-rock singer & songwriter, who know performers as Luka Bloom — younger brother of Christy Moore.
    • The Morrisseys: 1980s Irish (Tipperary) family folk band.
    • Christy Moore: (1945-) Legendary Irish (Newbridge, Co. Kildare) singer.
    • Butch Moore — see Maeve Mulvany
    • More Irish Folk: A sample of Irish performers and bands with limited recordings …
    • More Scottish Folk: A sample of Scottish performers and bands with limited recordings …
    • The Mulligans: Southern California based Irish folk band.
    • Maeve Mulvany (1945-2004) — Butch & Maeve: Popular and well-regarded folk singer in Dublin sessions and on radio and TV in the 1960s.
    • John Munro: Scotland-born, Australia based singer and musician.
    • Delia Murphy: (1902-1971) Singer and collector of Irish ballads — her notable voice gave her the nickname the "Queen of Connemara".
    • Noel Murphy: Popular Irish ballad singer, based in England for many years.

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    • Napper Tandy: 1980s Irish band.
    • Watt Nicoll: Popular Dundee singer, songwriter and wit in 1960's-70's.
    • North Sea Gas: Long-running Scottish folk group founded in 1979 by Dave Gilfillan.

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    • Antoni O'Breskey (Antonio Breschi) (1950-): Composer and pianist — internationally-known as the inventor of Celtic piano.
    • Robbie O'Connell: American based Irish singer — nephew of the Clancy Brothers and group member for 19 years.
    • Al O'Donnell: Irish (Dublin) folk singer, guitarist and banjo player.
    • P.V. O'Donell: Donegal fiddler and founding member of Barley Bree.
    • Seán Ó Riada: (1931-1971) Composer and perhaps the single most influential figure in the revival of Irish traditional music during the 1960s.
    • The Old Triangle: Popular Minnesota based Irish folk trio (1981-1984).

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    • Charles Parker: (1919-1980) Singer, writer, actor and BBC Radio producer — remembered for his collaboration with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger on the 1958-1963 series of Radio Ballads.
    • Patrick Street: Long running Irish "super group" with Andy Irvine, Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, et al.
    • Dave Phillips: Singer and guitar player — early member of the Ian Campbell Folk Group.
    • The Pikemen: Follow up band to the Wolfhound, with Ray McAreavey, Kieran Manning & Gogie McCullough
    • Planxty: Ground breaking Irish Band — Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn & Andy Irvine.
    • Pearse Plunkett: (Pierce McAllorum) Dublin ballad singer.
    • The Pogues: Ground-breaking London-Irish Folk/Punk Band.
    • The Press Gang (Warp Four): An Irish unaccompanied harmony group.

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    • Reflection: Religious English Folk band started in the 60s by "Christian students at Cambridge University".
    • Paddy Reilly: Very popular Dublin ballad singer — one-time member of the Dubliners.
    • The Reivers: Late 1950s Scottish folk trio with Josh MacRae and Enoch Kent.
    • Renaud: Popular French singer, songwriter and actor.
    • Frank Ritchie: 1960s Irish folk singer.
    • Roaring Jack: Australian Celtic punk/folk punk band of the 1980s and 1990s
    • Bob Roberts: (1907-1982) British folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, bargeman, author, and journalist.
    • Jeannie Robertson (1908-1975): Scottish folk singer — "monumental figure in Scottish traditional song".
    • Stan Rogers: (1949-1983) Legendary Canadian singer & songwriter.
    • Leon Rosselson: (1934-) English singer, guitar player, songwriter and writer of children's books.
    • Ryan's Fancy: Influential, Northern Canada based, Irish trio — Dermot O'Reilly and Fergus O'Bryne and Denis Ryan.

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    • The Sands Family: Long running family band from the County Down.
    • Santiano: German band playing traditional folk songs, Schlager, Irish folk and Shanties.
    • Derek and Hazel (King) Sarjeant: Stalwart English folk duo.
    • Gilles Servat (1945-): Breton singer, actor and writer.
    • Johnny Silvo: (1936-2011) Popular singer of the British folk scene for more than 45 years.
    • Silly Wizard: Ground-breaking, respected, popular, and still well-remembered Scottish folk group.
    • Sons Of Erin: Long-running Canadian Irish folk group, led by Ralph O'Brien.
    • Davey Speirs (1941 - 2009): Respected Paisley folk musician and singer.
    • Spud: Irish folk/rock band (1973-1980).
    • Andy M. Stewart: Former Silly Wizard lead singer — prolific songwriter, and popular performer.
    • Alan Stivell: (born Alain Cochevelou January 6, 1944 in Riom, Auvergne, France) Celtic musician and singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp.
    • Stockton's Wing: Irish traditional and contemporary band, formed in Ennis, Co. Clare (1977-1995).
    • (Colin) Redd Sullivan: (1930-1992) Singer and stalwart figure on the English folk scene — long time host, with Martin Winsor, of the Troubadour Folk Club.
    • Donald Swann: (1923-1994) British-Azerbaijani composer, musician and entertainer.
    • Dave Swarbrick: (1941-) Legendary English fiddle player — one time member of the Ian Campbell Folk Group and Fairport Convention.
    • Jimmy Sweeney: Founding member of Barley Bree, nephew of Tommy Makem.
    • Tom Sweeney: Long serving member of Barley Bree, brother of Jimmy Sweeney, and nephew of Tommy Makem.
    • Sweeney's Men: Influential and short-lived (1966-1969) Irish Folk group.

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    • The Tannahill Weavers: Long-running, well-travel and very popular Scottish band — formed in 1968.
    • Tara: 1970s-80s Irish folk band
    • Cyril Tawney: (1930-2005) Former British sailor, pioneering folk singer and prolific songwriter.
    • Jake Thackray: (1938-2002) Yorkshire singer-songwriter, poet and journalist.
    • Gibb Todd: Scottish singer and musician — mainstay on the folk scene since the mid 1960's.
    • Tri Yann: Long-standing Breton folk rock band.
    • Paddy Tunney: (1921-2002) Irish traditional singer, poet, writer, raconteur, lilter and songwriter.
    • Seán Tyrrell: Irish (Galway) folk and traditional singer and musician.

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