Ireland has produced a host of great musicians who have made Irish traditional music popular worldwide.
These are some of the most prominent names.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire was raised in an Irish speaking family.
James Galway has played in the most prestigious orchestras in the world.
Frankie Gavin plays the fiddle, flute and whistles.
Barney McKenna was the charismatic banjo player in The Dubliners.
Mulch-instrumentalist, plays the Uilleann Pipes in The Chieftains and has produced music for top Hollywood films.
Paddy Moloney videos
Virtuoso fiddle player with Celtic Woman
Máiréad Nesbitt videos
Accomplished Irish musician in many instruments.
Sharon Shannon videos
The Dubliners’ fiddle player and only ever present member.
John Sheahan videos
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Singing Cork barman has fans across the world - a video of the Irish music loving barman singing while he poured a pint went viral as people became enchanted by his easy going style and great voice. Check out his video.
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