Irish music anyone?

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Irish music anyone?

Postby captainwalrus » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:58 am UTC

About 4 or 5 months ago a friend introduced me to some various irish rock bands and now it is almost all I listen too. Anyone have any ideas of things that could get me unhooked from this insane craze?
(By Irish music I mean like Flogging Molly, The Pouges, The Dropkick Murphies, Tempest, and The Dubliners)
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby parkaboy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:31 am UTC

to get you unhooked? Sure: U2's last three albums. And Skid Row (I'm kidding, I love you Gary Moore!)

I've been rather enamoured with The Aftermath, Whipping Boy (recently rediscovered, actually. I've got nothing but what youtube gives me), and have also just discovered The Jades (not-that-great chick band, but I like them anyway). None of these are really what you are hooked on, though. These are not the upbeat drink and smash-face punk mixed with traditional elements...

Neither is Capercaillie but I'm tossing that out too because I luuuuuurve them. Good luck with your addiction.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:49 am UTC

I move to add the Coors. They're cute and I like their music. Not their singing, but their music.

Have you tried fleshing out a good background of punk?
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Phrozt » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:38 pm UTC

The Real McKenzies

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Cammy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:48 pm UTC

I've been a Flogging Molly fan since highschool.

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Bingo Little » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:46 pm UTC

The Dubliners or The Chieftans, if you want to see the kind of folk roots the harder stuff has.

Not heard of tempest before, I'll have to spotify them.

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby wst » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

How about this?

I jest, it's really catchy.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Dobblesworth » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:43 pm UTC

I think this is the crowning pinnacle of Irish music contributions, certainly for the last decade.

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:26 pm UTC

I'm surprised there are less people here who, you know, know good music.
The most fun shows I've been too have been of the Irish persuasion. Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly know how to keep a crowd happy, and the crowds are the best people to mosh with.
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Er... I dunno, I'm tempted to link half their albums worth of music but don't think they'd get viewed. OP man, you were spoiled for getting into it so early.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby schrodingersdog » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:01 am UTC

So you've been infected with traditional Irish music and want an Irish cure?Never fear,the best Irish music isn't traditionally very "Irish" sounding,here's a list of some Irish stuff,some is a little bit melancholy,but anything beats ultra-lively pub music:

Damien Rice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqOSCgc8xc (Kindly ignore the head balloon,Lisa Hannigan is the female vocal,also great)
Bell X1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA2NkCEvyQI
The Frames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzQ9VrnN ... re=related
Snow Patrol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAPw-eJuYo

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Rhubarbed » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:33 am UTC

Why has noone mentioned Horslips?

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby parkaboy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:49 am UTC

goodness! I had no idea Bell X1 were irish! I adore them.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Dream » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:17 pm UTC

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby el_loco_avs » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:46 pm UTC

The Frames (and the related Swell Season stuff) are awesome.


Clann Zu (and Declan de Barra) are a personal favourite. Irish/Australian band.
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Postby tzvibish » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:50 pm UTC

The Departed was my introduction (as well as many others, I imagine) to the Irish/punk scene. I'm shipping up to Boston specifically, is especially rousing.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Dream » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:58 pm UTC

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Scam » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:33 pm UTC

I'm thinking you would like the Levellers.

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby shoebox » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:46 pm UTC

Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones

(but it's all about The Horslips and 'Dearg Doom' really)

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Pretty Socialite » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:09 am UTC

what the hell does irish music sound like?

i mean, i know they can log dance. but sing?

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:11 am UTC

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Pretty Socialite » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:28 am UTC

scrt_rbt_agnt wrote:are you trolling on purpose?


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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby rpgamer » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:05 am UTC

I really don't even like considering those bands Irish. From what I've heard, they just do rock covers of old Irish songs. Which makes them mostly not Irish.

I mean, I know Gaelic Storm has its flaws and all, but at least they've got the sound right. Or at least not totally wrong.

But yeah, can't help with that Irish rock thing.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Box Boy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:35 am UTC

rpgamer wrote:I really don't even like considering those bands Irish. From what I've heard, they just do rock covers of old Irish songs. Which makes them mostly not Irish.

I mean, I know Gaelic Storm has its flaws and all, but at least they've got the sound right. Or at least not totally wrong.

But yeah, can't help with that Irish rock thing.

They are from Ireland, what's not Irish about their music?
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Yeah, you're right. Irish music is, well, completely different to this stuff. It's like really merry classical music with fiddles, these bands are rock/pop/whatever that happen to be Irish.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby shoebox » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:10 pm UTC

Well obviously there's a difference between a purely tradtional Irish folk band which uses traditional instruments and rock/punk bands from Ireland.

But lots of these modern bands use fiddles and bodhrans and 'souped up' sections of traditional music which gives them (I think) a pretty legitimate claim to have 'Irish' attached to whatever other genre they are. How good or bad they are at utilising these things is another matter.

Even then bands like SLF because of their lyrical content could only come from Ireland - Morrissey's 'English Blood Irish Heart' even shows this sort of influence - but there's not much in the way of traditional Irish in the music. Then you have bands like The Undertones (or Snow Patrol (shiver!))- who could have come from anywhere but just happen to be from Ireland.


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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Box Boy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:40 pm UTC

shoebox wrote:Well obviously there's a difference between a purely tradtional Irish folk band which uses traditional instruments and rock/punk bands from Ireland.

But lots of these modern bands use fiddles and bodhrans and 'souped up' sections of traditional music which gives them (I think) a pretty legitimate claim to have 'Irish' attached to whatever other genre they are. How good or bad they are at utilising these things is another matter.

Even then bands like SLF because of their lyrical content could only come from Ireland - Morrissey's 'English Blood Irish Heart' even shows this sort of influence - but there's not much in the way of traditional Irish in the music. Then you have bands like The Undertones (or Snow Patrol (shiver!))- who could have come from anywhere but just happen to be from Ireland.

Oh don't get me wrong, I agree this IS Irish-rock/pop/whatever, and a decent amount of the stuff listed is pretty great (so long as The Script isn't mentioned. U2 and Snow Patrol are the second coming of Jesus in comparison to them)
However, they're all blends of Irish music with something else. It just isn't the same thing.
If you want actual, traditional Irish music then try The Walls of Tipperary.
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Essah » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:03 pm UTC

how can you forget the Cranberries?
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Flying Betty » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:18 am UTC

The Tossers. Also, check out the podcasts on Shite N'Onions
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby TwentySeconds » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:22 am UTC

Why would you ever want to be unhooked from such amazing music?! I don't understand...My mind is baffled my being shot...

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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby TwentySeconds » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:58 am UTC




I enjoyed that thoroughly...
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Re: Irish music anyone?

Postby Jesse » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:20 pm UTC

When I get really drunk, I still find myself singing "Go on home British Soldiers" at the top of my voice in pubs.


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