Celtic Fiddle Festival was founded by Johnny Cunningham, Kevin Burke, and Christian Lemaitre. After the death of Cunningham in 2003, Andre Brunet was added to the group. Burke is a legend of Irish fiddle, while Lemaitre plays tunes from his native Brittany, and Andre Brunet from Quebec.
Adebisi Shank are an electric, energetic, loud band from Ireland proving there's more to the artistic,experimental musical nature of their land than just 'charity giving' money grabbers like U2. Taking their cue from acts such as Battles, Oxes and Lite, their debut LP "This is the album of a band called Adebisi Shank" shines through with rays of inventiveness that would teach a few of their contemporaries a thing or two in the art of writing, without ever leaning into the self indulgent persuasions many have fallen ill to when attempting this sort of 'art noise'.
Dylan is very ambiguous about details of his life which makes interviews with journalists a hard task. His PR says, "Dylan's shy, he doesn't like talking to journalists".
In one interview he questioned, "Why is there all the fuss about what i'm up to?" Dylan was born in 1971 in County Meath, Navan, Ireland. He left school at 16 with no qualifications and apparently spent 4 jobless years 'drinking and writing bad poetry'. He once worked as a florist for a week but hated it. He is not very tall.
At First Light are a traditional Irish music group. They comprise the talents of world renowned Uilleann Piper John McSherry and young fiddle player Dónal O'Connor. Combined with the sublime talent of Francis McIlduff from the famous McPeake clann, the power, clarity and sheer joy of Alan Burke formerly of the band Afterhours and 'Asturien Traditional Musician of the Year 2006' Rubén Bada. http://www.atfirstlight.net
There are multiple bands named Touchstone:
1. One of the forerunners of the traditional Irish music craze in the USA, formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1979. 2. A modern Progressive Rock band from England.  Called “the most compelling sound in Irish music”, Touchstone combined the subtle mysticism & driving energy of traditional Irish songs and tunes with the earthy exuberance of old-timey American country music and the relentless thrust of rock and roll.
There are 2 bands with the name Protex:
1) A punk band from Belfast, Ireland, formed in 1978.
2) A punk band from Cluj, Romania, formed in 1993. 1) In 1977, four schoolfriends formed the Incredibly Boring Band and did a few gigs playing covers of Thin Lizzy and Dr Feelgood songs. However, they were soon smitten by the punk bug and decided that they wanted to play energic pop like the Buzzcocks and the Ramones.
The Strypes are a 4-piece rhythm & blues band from Cavan, Ireland, signed to Mercury Records. www.thestrypes.com The Strypes are 4-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Pete O'Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums). The group has spent the past 18 months launching their explosive R&B assault on the clubs and festivals of Ireland, the UK and Europe, viciously hammering out a no-nonsense blues set influenced by the likes of Dr.
The Continuous Battle of Order is Hornby (guitar, vocals) and Craig (drums), both formerly of Belfast math rock band We Are Knives. WAK went on hiatus in late 2008, and almost at once The Continuous Battle Of Order began.
Honey For Christ are a Northern Ireland based pure heavy metal band formed through obsession with metal music and all that it stands for. The band refuse to hold back on musical influences and only play what they want to hear. Emotionally charged with passion and energy this latest EP brings 5 tracks of the darkest music the band has written. The Darkest Pinnacle of Light was recorded in Cottage Studios in Northern Ireland, produced, recorded and mixed by the band themselves to ensure proper representation of the music and finally mastered at studioFeRoX.
CRAN, an Irish folk 3-piece, are unique in Irish folkmusic in that their repertory is divided equally between music and song. Each member of the trio already had international reputations in their own fields before the band was formed: Desi Wilkinson, in the field of Irish flute-playing both at home and abroad; Sean Corcoran, as one of the leading singers in the Hiberno-English and Gaelic traditions and also as a researcher and teacher; Ronan Browne, as one of the leading lights among the younger generation of uilleann pipers, was already giving master-classes worldwide.