List of traditional Irish singers
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This is a list of notable traditional Irish singers. Some of the singers alphabetically listed below are known to have sung in both the Irish and English language and if so are listed in both sections below as well known singers of macaronic Irish songs.
Singers (by language)
Mainly English-language songs
- Jack Carey from Kilkenny, best known for The Emigrants Story song
- Paddy Berry, a well-known CCÉ singer who has been with the organisation for 50 years
- Eddie Butcher
- Phil Callery
- Luke Cheevers from Dublin, the founder of the famous An Góilín cultural space
- Robert Cinnamond of Antrim, one of Ireland's best known singers and song collectors; one of his best known pieces being Dobbin's Flowery Vale. The song is synonymous with the late Frankie Kennedy.
- Len Graham, married to Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, with whom he has recorded numerous albums
- Con Greaney from Limerick
- Geordie Hanna
- Frank Harte
- Joe Holmes
- Joe Kavanagh
- Luke Kelly from Dublin, best known for co-founding The Dubliners
- Tim Lyons
- Kevin Mitchell
- Con 'Fada' O'Drisceoil
- Jerry O'Reilly
- John Reilly
- Ken Kenny Annual visitor to the Goilin, who has lived for many years in Perth, Western Australia.
- Pat Sheridan from Dublin, recorded a solo album and has sung with Press Gang, Garland, Brasy, Warp Four, and Mageean & Sheridan
- Paddy Tunney
- Liam Weldon
- Dick Hogan
- Margaret Barry from Cork, came to prominence in London after starting as a street singer
- Karan Casey from Waterford, formerly a singer with Solas
- Elizabeth "Bess" Cronin
- Cara Dillon from Dungiven, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning singer and arranger of traditional songs
- Rita Gallagher
- Rosie Stewart Co. Fermanagh
- Patricia Flynn Co. Armagh
- Sarah Makem, famed source singer from Armagh
- Caitríona O'Leary
- Sarah Ann O'Neill
- Niamh Parsons
- Bridget Tunney
- Róisín White from Co Down, a noted singer from Ireland who has passed-on songs to Clannad, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and Altan
Mainly Irish-language songs
- Séamus Begley
- Tomás Mac Eoin
- Labhras O'Cadhla
- Darach Ó Catháin
- Peatsaí Ó Ceannabháin
- Seán 'ac Dhonncha
- Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh
- Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
- Iarla Ó Lionáird
- Liam Ó Maonlaí
- Nioclás Tóibín
- Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
- Máire Ní Bhraonáin
- Nollaig Brolly
- Niamh de Búrca
- Treasa Ní Cheannabháin
- Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola
- Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill
- Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
- Róisín Elsafty
- Máire Pheitir Uí Dhroighneáin
- Aoife Ní Fhearraigh
- Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
- Caitlín Maude (also a poet)
- Nóirín Ní Riain
- Deirdre Scanlan
- Nan Tom Teaimín de Búrca
- Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin
- Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the primary Irish organisation dedicated to the promotion of the music, song, dance and the language of Ireland* An Góilín, a club for traditional Irish singers
- Lilting, a traditional singing mode; sometimes called "mouth music"
- Sean-nós song, an ornamented, a cappella mode of traditional Irish singing
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