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James Kelly

There is more than one artist with this name. James Kelly, a native of Ireland, is one of the greatest Irish traditional fiddlers alive today. He learned his music from his father John Kelly, the renowned fiddle and concertina player from County Clare. After years of careful study and practice, James began his recording and touring career at age sixteen. That year he won first place in the prestigious "Fiddler of the Year" competition and recorded his first album, a duet with his brother John.

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Whipping Boy

There are two bands to have used this name: 1) Irish alternative rock band (1991-98 + 2005-present) 2) Californian hardcore punk band (1982-86) - - - - - - - -
1) Whipping Boy were an influential Irish rock music band who were active in the 1990s.They came to public attention with the critically acclaimed Heartworm album. They had been together a number of years at this stage, and had already released a low-key debut, Submarine.

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I am not lefthanded

I Am Not Lefthanded are a mostly-Irish three-piece alternative rock band currently based in London. Kathryn (vocals, guitar, piano) and Daniel (vocals, bass) met in Dublin in 2000, while playing in several different bands - separately and together. After a stint in California, Kathryn moved to London where Daniel was already living and they started playing together again. Recruiting former All About Eve drummer Benji, they have been playing as I Am Not Lefthanded since 2006.

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Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin (born 1956) is an Irish fiddle and flute player, from Corrandulla, County Galway. He is a founding member of the Irish traditional group Dé Dannan. He is known for playing in the fast and virtuosic Galway regional style. Gavin has recorded and played with many of the best traditional musicians of his generation, and he has recorded many side-projects, including work with Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Yehudi Menuhin, Stéphane Grappelli and Earl Scruggs. He is working on an orchestral work "The Choctaw Symphony" using Irish and Choctaw themes.

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The Outside Track

Featuring a multinational line-up from Scotland, Ireland and Canada, The Outside Track plays cutting edge modern traditional music reminiscent of early Solas with a Canadian singer and a hint of the Poozies with the occasional bluesy edge. The Outside Track boasts an award-winning line-up of Ailie Robertson on clarsach (BBC Radio Scotland Young Trad finalist 2007), Norah Rendell on vocals and flute (Canadian Trad Singer of the Year nominee 2008), Fiona Black on accordion (FAME academy bursary recipient 2007), Alan Jordan on guitar and Sarah-Jane Summers on fiddles (standard and hardanger).

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Andy Irvine

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.

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Seamus Egan

Seamus Egan was born in Hatboro, Philadelphia in 1969. His parents returned to Foxford, Co. Mayo five years later and it was here that Seamus - on hearing Matt Molloy - became interested in traditional music. Martin Donoghue from Ballindine was his teacher during those formative years. On returning to America he was fortunate to meet Mick Moloney, the folklorist and banjo player. Mick acted as a mentor, guiding Seamus in both style and repertoire.

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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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