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The Pogues

The Pogues are a popular Irish folk rock band of the 1980s and 90s. They have a strong following, essentially inventing celtic punk and having a large influence on the larger celtic fusion scene as well. The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district in north London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone — "pogue mahone" being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse." The band specialized in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.

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Ewan MacPherson

Although he was born in Liverpool, Ewan MacPherson has always been most at home in the countryside. He was brought up in a beautiful river-valley in North Wales, an inspiring place where his love of music and especially simple, strong songs began. He moved back to the city in 1996, to be one of the first ever students at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Accepted on the strength of his singing and song-writing talents, Ewan worked on many aspects of his music, graduating with a BA (hons) in 1998.

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De Dannan

Led by Frankie Gavin (fiddle) and Alec Finn (bouzouki) with an ever-changing line-up of other musicians and singers, De Dannan exemplify a band who stick closely to their trad roots but aren't afraid from time to time to go out on a flyer! De Dannan (originally Dé Danann) was an Irish folk music group. They were formed by Charlie Piggott (banjo & melodian), Alec Finn (guitar, bouzouki), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán)and Frankie Gavin (fiddle)as a result of sessions in Hughes's Pub in Spiddal, County Galway, subsequently inviting Dolores Keane (vocals) to join the band.

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The Olllam

Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan and Michael Shimmin have been dreaming of .the olllam. for the last decade. With a name inspired by the king’s own ollam bards of Irish lore, the trio wanted an ensemble that naturally represented their combined experience in a multiplicity of styles. McSherry, one of the best uilleann pipers in the world and a founding member of legendary Irish group Lúnasa...

Read more about The Olllam on Last.fm.

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Momma's Slippers

Momma's Slippers are a five piece punk/ska band from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Formed in March 06, the band have already released a 7 track demo called "Punk Chaos" and in the summer of 2008 the band released their debut 13 track album "Walking With The Zombies". The band are currently writing their second album. Proud members of the Erne Music Collective! "Exuberant youthful punk and gottadanceto ska, is delivered here with verve and enthusiasm" Hardcore Times

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Cashier No.9

Cashier No.9 www.myspace.com/cashierno9
For several years now, Danny Todd has been an accessory to great music from Northern Ireland. A gifted guitarist, songwriter and producer, he has finally found the perfect vehicle for his unique hybrid of pop, rock, indie, country and electronica. To make ends meet as a teenager there was less inspiring work in a coffee shop, where he was appointed as Cashier No 5. That didn’t scan so well, but with a minor change, it provided an identity for the new band: Cashier No.9.

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The Navigators

The Navigators is a Celtic band which formed in November 2000 and performs extensively within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. They have so far released one CD, "Dance and Sing", and won the MIANL Award for Roots/Traditional Group of the Year in 2002.

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