There are at least four Siroccos that are represented on this page: 1) (1980 - ) An Australian band that blends and fuses music from those various cultures that now make Australia their home (http://www.siroccoz.com/s_facts.htm, http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9364) 2) (1995 - ) Trance act "Solarstone" released an EP named "Solarstone Vs. Sirocco" in July 2003 with tracks "Release" and "Destination" (http://www.deepbluerecords.co.uk/)
From an elementary foundation of punk and oi, Runnin' Riot have developed a really solid stock of melodic punk gems, skinhead anthems and street rock attitude. Having now seemingly played everywhere from Michigan to Llandudno, they’ve honed their live presentation even further and serve as a guiding light for the Irish punk underworld. Taken from http://www.nosebleedpress.com/nbrunninriot.htm
Penniless Tenants are a five-piece band from Liverpool, playing both traditional and contemporary Irish folk music.
Damien Rice (born December 7, 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, to George and Maureen Rice and was raised in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. In March 1999 Damien moved to Tuscany, then travelled around Europe, busking the streets. He arrived back in Dublin a year later, with a clear head and full of ideas. Damien starting playing and recording music with his first band, Juniper. After a few years he decided creatively it was not for him so he left the band (Newly named BellX1) to start a solo career.
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.
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.
Andy Irvine is one of the best and most important Irish folk musicians of the modern era. A founder of the band Sweeney's Men in the 1960s, he went on to form Planxty along with fellow Irish folk icon Christy Moore. After Planxty's demise came Patrick Street, a less influential but no less virtuosic ensemble that continues to perform and record today, more than 20 years after its founding by Irvine and brilliant fiddler Kevin Burke, who also remains in its ranks.
Crazy, psycho-happy Cork punk band, singing and screaming about shopping, sheepdogs, toilet bowls, turnip-fish, and Japanese girls. Listen and laugh a lot. Their 1992 album Casual Sex in the Cineplex contained much of their best material, including Stupid Kid, You Talk Too Much and the perennial student-night favourite Where's Me Jumper?, but many amazing b-sides were great too: Turnip Fish, Armitage Shanks & Riot at the Sheepdog Trials