Dustin the Turkey is a popular character on the RTE children's programme, The Den, since the 1980s. He has lasted for so long as he appeals to both children and adults. He makes appearances outside of The Den, including an annual appearance on The Late Late Show Toy Show special at Christmas where he makes fun of the show's regular host Pat Kenny, as he did with the previous host, Gay Byrne. More recently he has turned his attention to other Irish television personalities, such as Eddie Hobbs, Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney.
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.
Hailing from Malahide in County Dublin, Director are Michael Moloney (Vocals/Guitar), Eoin Aherne (Guitar), Shea Lawlor (Drums) and Rowan Averill (Bass). Taking their musical cues from their early encounters with the classic songwriting of The Beatles, Steely Dan and Randy Newman, Director cite Beck, Grandaddy, Muse and The Strokes, as some of their modern day influences. Director's debut single, "Reconnect" was released in Ireland and the UK on April 26, 2006. The single stayed in the Irish charts for 12 weeks peaking at number 10.
an irish band formed on the south side of dublin have become a huge hit in ireland you should check them out if you can !
The Script are Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power from Dublin, Ireland. After reaching 15 in the charts with debut single We Cry, their 2nd single The Man Who Can't Be Moved peaked at 2. Their debut album, The Script, was released on the 11th August, and went straight to number 1 on iTunes UK & Ireland. Their 3rd single Breakeven was released on the 10th of November 2008.
Iarla Ó Lionáird (also commonly spelled Iarla Ó Lionaird and Iarla O'Lionaird) is an Irish singer well known for his contributions in the band Afro Celt Sound System. He is one of the most prominent artists of the Irish Sean nós singing tradition, and has released three solo albums through EMI/Real World Records, the third being Invisible Fields, released in August 2005.
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