List of folk rock artists
This is a list of musicians who have both significant folk and rock elements in their music, even if they are not considered primarily folk rock artists.
Electric folk
Electric folk is the name given to the form of folk rock pioneered in England from the late 1960s, and most significant in the 1970s, which then was taken up and developed in the surrounding Celtic cu...
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Celtic rock
Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock and a form of Celtic fusion which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into a rock music context. It has been extremely prolific since the early 19...
Folk punk
Folk punk (known in its early days as rogue folk) is a fusion of folk music and punk rock. It was popularized in the early 1980s by The Pogues in Britain, and by Violent Femmes in the United States. F...
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Celtic punk
Celtic punk is punk rock mixed with traditional Celtic music. The genre was popularized in the 1980s by The Pogues, a band of punk musicians in London who celebrated their Irish heritage. Celtic punk ...
Bunting tosser
'Bunting tosser' or 'Bunts' is an informal term used in the Royal Navy to describe the sailors who hoist signal flags. Although dating from the period of signalling by flags, it has survived as a ge...
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The BibleCode Sundays
The BibleCode Sundays are a London-based Celtic rock band. Their music is a lively mixture of traditional Irish folk music and contemporary rock music.
Formerly known as "Slainte", they were voted...
Celtic metal
Celtic metal is a subgenre of folk metal that developed in the 1990s in Ireland. As the name suggests, the genre is a fusion of heavy metal and Celtic music. The early pioneers of the genre were the I...
Mill a h-Uile Rud
Mill a h-Uile Rud ([ˈmiːʎ ə ˈxulə ˈrˠut̪]) is a Seattle-based band who sing in Scots Gaelic.
The name translates as 'Destroy Everything' though the band only uses the Gaelic original. The band sin...
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Five Hand Reel
Five Hand Reel was a Scottish/English/Irish Celtic rock band of the late 1970s that combined experiences of traditional Scottish and Irish folk music with electric rock arrangements. Members: Dick Gau...
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Seven Nations (band)
Seven Nations is a Celtic rock band that formed in New York City in 1993. The name comes from the seven Celtic nations, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Gal...
The Mahones
The Mahones are an Irish born Canadian Irish punk band, formed on St. Patrick's Day in 1990 in Kingston debuted in 1990.
The Mahones are an Irish-born, Canadian Irish-punk band, formed in 1990 by ...
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The Shamrock (band)
The Shamrock is a six-piece Croatian band from Rijeka that plays a mixture of Slavic and Celtic music, formed in 2007. The first album, titled "..otom potom..", was released in June 2008, and was a mi...
Medieval folk rock
Medieval folk rock, medieval rock or medieval folk is a musical subgenre that emerged in the early 1970s in England and Germany which combined elements of early music with rock music. It grew out of t...
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The Real McKenzies
The Real McKenzies is a Canadian Celtic punk band founded in 1992 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are one of the founders of the Celtic punk movement, albeit 10 years after The Pogues.I...
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The Pogues
The Pogues are a Celtic punk band from London, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due ...
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Black 47
Black 47 are a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz. The band was formed in 1989 by Larry Kirwan ...
The Men They Couldn't Hang
The Men They Couldn't Hang (TMTCH) are a British folk punk group. The original group consisted of Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Keyboards), Philip "Swill" O...
Clannad
Clannad ([kl̪ˠan̪ˠad̪ˠ]) are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and new-ag...
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Malicorne (band)
Malicorne was a French electric folk group that flourished in the 1970s.
Gabriel Yacoub and Marie Yacoub formed Malicorne on 5 September 1973 (possibly naming it after the town of Malicorne in no...
Scythian (band)
Scythian is a Celtic/Celtic rock band based in the DC Metro Area that formed in 2002 and went full-time in 2004. Their latest studio album, "Jump At The Sun," is the band's sixth album. The band's na...
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Dan Ar Braz
Dan Ar Braz, born Daniel Le Bras (15 January 1949, Quimper, Brittany), is a Breton guitarist and the founder of Héritage des Celtes.
At the age of 13 Daniel Le Bras owned his first guitar. He mode...
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Folk metal
Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterised by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser e...
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The Gobshites
The Gobshites are an American Celtic punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2002 by Peter Walsh, their music has been compared with the Pogues and Black 47, but with a twist: as well as takin...
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Larry Kirwan
Larry Kirwan (born in Wexford, Ireland) is an expatriate Irish writer and musician, most noted as the lead singer for the New York-based Irish rock band, Black 47.Prior to Black 47, Kirwan and fellow ...
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Flatfoot 56
Flatfoot 56 are an American Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois, that formed in 2000. The group's use of Scottish Highland bagpipes has led to their classification as a Celtic punk band, comparabl...
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Neck (band)
Neck is a six-piece London-Irish Celtic punk band from the North London neighbourhood of 'County Holloway' (known informally thus due to its Irish population). Following Leeson O'Keeffe's cathartic 'T...
Nyah Fearties
Nyah Fearties were a Scottish music band from the village of Lugton, Scotland, that created a near-unique brand of anarchic modern folk between 1982 and 1995.Combining the rich traditional music and s...
Roaring Jack
Roaring Jack is an Australian Celtic punk/Folk punk band of the 1980s and 1990s. The band formed in 1985 and played their first shows in Sydney in 1986. Original members were Alistair Hulett (acoustic...
Blood or Whiskey
Blood or Whiskey returned to the live circuit in April 2012. Understandably likened to The Pogues, but the bands influences lead their sound to be more accurately described as a hybrid of The Dubliner...
Alan Stivell
Alan Stivell (born Alain Cochevelou January 6, 1944 in Riom, Auvergne, France) is a Breton and Celtic musician and singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp. From the early 1970s he reviv...
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