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)[edit]

Mainly English-language songs[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Mainly Irish-language songs[edit]

Men[edit]

Name Dialect
Séamus Begley[4] Munster Irish
Tomás Mac Eoin Connacht Irish (An Cheathrú Rua, Galway Gaeltacht)
Labhras O'Cadhla[5] Munster Irish (Waterford Gaeltacht)
Darach Ó Catháin Connacht Irish (Lettermore, Galway Gaeltacht)
Peatsaí Ó Ceannabháin
Seán 'ac Dhonncha Connacht Irish (Carna, Galway Gaeltacht)
Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh[6]
Seosamh Ó hÉanaí (Joe Heaney)[7] Connacht Irish (Carna, Galway Gaeltacht)
Iarla Ó Lionáird Munster Irish (Muskerry, Cork Gaeltacht)
Liam Ó Maonlaí Raised in Dublin
Nioclás Tóibín Munster Irish (Ring, Waterford Gaeltacht)
Stiofán Ó Cualáin[8]

Women[edit]

Name Dialect
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Munster Irish (Kerry Gaeltacht)
Máire Ní Bhraonáin Ulster Irish (Gweedore, Donegal Gaeltacht)
Nollaig Brolly[9] Raised in Derry
Niamh de Búrca[10] Raised in Dublin
Treasa Ní Cheannabháin[11] Connacht Irish (Carna, Galway Gaeltacht)
Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola Connacht Irish (Inis Oírr, Galway Gaeltacht)
Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill Connacht/Ulster Irish (raised in the Meath Gaeltacht, where Connacht Irish is spoken, but her father was an Irish-speaker from Donegal)
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Connacht/Ulster Irish (raised in the Meath Gaeltacht, where Connacht Irish is spoken, but her father was an Irish-speaker from Donegal)
Róisín Elsafty[11] Connacht Irish (Galway Gaeltacht)
Máire Pheitir Uí Dhroighneáin
Aoife Ní Fhearraigh Ulster Irish (Gweedore, Donegal Gaeltacht)
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Ulster Irish (Gweedore, Donegal Gaeltacht)
Caitlín Maude (also a poet) Connacht Irish (Casla, Galway Gaeltacht)
Nóirín Ní Riain Raised in Limerick
Deirdre Scanlan[12] Raised in Tipperary
Nan Tom Teaimín de Búrca[13]
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin[14] Raised in Louth
Rachel Ni Fhaoláin (2016 Fleadh Cheoil Laighean Champion in Sean-nós Singing)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All the Days of His Life: Eddie Butcher in His Own Words". Irish Traditional Music Archive. 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Fisher's Cot". Irish Music Review. 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Garland, Ken (1990). "Dick Hogan, singer, 1990". Irish Traditional Music Archvie. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Seamus Begley And Jim Murray Announce Irish Tour With New Album". Irish Music. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Labhras O'Cadhla". Celticgrooves.homestead.com. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "March Top 10". Irish Music. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Winner of Corn Uí Riada in 2006.
  9. ^ "Northern Ireland – Irish – s r l". BBC. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Niamh de Burca". Irishmusicreview.com. 9 August 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Róisín Elsafty". Irishmusicreview.com. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Irish Music Magazine – October 2000". Irish Music. October 2000. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Corn Uí Riada – Buaiteoirí 1972–2007". Raidio na Gaeltachta. 20 October 2010. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dr Padraigin Ni Uallachain". Queen's University Belfast. Retrieved 23 May 2012.