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
- Paddy Berry, a well-known CCÉ singer who has been with the organisation for 50 years
- Eddie Butcher
- 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 Harteseminal collector and singer in the English language tradition
- Sean Garvey, Singer of both Irish & English traditions (and instrumentalist) from Cahirsiveen, Kerry. Recordings: Ir.Trad Archives
- Joe Holmes
- Luke Kelly from Dublin, best known for co-founding The Dubliners
- John Reilly
- 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
- Brigid Delaney from Co. Kildare formerly Co. Offaly
- Cara Dillon from Dungiven, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning singer and arranger of traditional songs
- Rita Connolly from Co. Dublin, known for her work with Irish composer, Shaun Davey
- 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
- Maureen Melly neeTunney
- Róisín White from Co Down, a noted singer from Ireland who has passed-on songs to Clannad, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, and Altan
- Rachel Ni Fhaoláin (2016 Fleadh gharman Champion in Traditional Irish Singing)
Mainly Irish-language songs
|Séamus Begley||Munster Irish|
|Tomás Mac Eoin||Connacht Irish (An Cheathrú Rua, Galway Gaeltacht)|
|Labhras O'Cadhla||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|
|Seosamh Ó hÉanaí (Joe Heaney)||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|
|Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh||Munster Irish (Kerry Gaeltacht)|
|Máire Ní Bhraonáin||Ulster Irish (Gweedore, Donegal Gaeltacht)|
|Nollaig Brolly||Raised in Derry|
|Niamh de Búrca||Raised in Dublin|
|Treasa Ní Cheannabháin||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||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||Raised in Tipperary|
|Nan Tom Teaimín de Búrca|
|Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin||Raised in Louth|
|Rachel Ni Fhaoláin (2016 Fleadh Cheoil Laighean Champion in Sean-nós Singing)|
- 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
- Traditional Irish singing
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