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
Did you know?
Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran performed an Irish language version of his smash single Thinking Out Loud on RTÉ 2fm. It was a great gesture from Sheeran to learn his own song in another language – and his performance came after a classic radio prank. Find out more.
Have you heard about…
A stunning former schoolhouse in Co Sligo was sold in 2017 and turned into a beautiful home. Take a look inside.
What about this…
‘The man who couldn’t be killed’ - firefighter Mike Molloy was an Irish emigrant living in New York in the early 20th century. He was the victim of a consistent series of murder attempts by an insurance fraud gang. Find out more.