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Taste

More than one artist shares this name. 1) Taste was formed in Cork, Ireland in August 1966 as a trio consisting of Rory Gallagher on guitars & vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. In their early years Taste played around the UK before becoming regulars at Maritine Hotel, an R&B club in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1968 the original lineup split. The new lineup formed with Richard McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums.

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Matt Molloy

A master of the Sligo tradition of flute and tin whistle playing, Matt Molloy has played a vital role in the evolution of Irish music. A charter member of the Bothy Band, Molloy has continued to bring a modern sensibility to Ireland's traditional music. In addition to recording four memorable solo albums, Molloy has applied the warm, airy tones of his flutes to the music of Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples, Michael O'Suillabhain, Donal Lunny, Planxty, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Malloy has been one of two non-Dubliners in the Chieftains since 1979.

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U2

U2 is an Irish rock band which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band's formation, they have consisted of Bono (vocals, guitar, harmonica), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen (drums, percussion). The band is the biggest selling alternative rock act of all time, having sold 140 million albums worldwide as of 2008. They have won 22 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. As of 2009, they have released 12 albums and 58 singles.

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Mary Dillon

From the town of Dungiven, Co. Derry, Ireland, Mary Dillon is the older sister of folk singer Cara Dillon. She recorded three albums as a member of 1990s traditional Irish folk band Déanta, and has guested on a number of other recordings. 2010 she gave sign of life again and recorded an EP named "Army Dreamers" with cover songs and a traditional one.

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Rubberbandits

The RubberBandits are a comedy hip-hop duo from Limerick City, Ireland. Primarily a stage act, they have performed throughout Ireland, at such events as The Electric Picnic and the Bulmers International Comedy Festival, and have played with The Alabama Three, Super Extra Bonus Party and Ice Cube. Their music is primarily distributed through the internet, or by bootleg discs, although a number of their tracks have been issued on a limited edition eponymous album.

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Harry Styles

Harry Edward Styles, born 1 February 1994 (age 19), is from the village of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England and is a member of English-Irish five-piece boyband One Direction. Styles was the lead singer for the band White Eskimo with band members lead guitarist Haydn Morris, bass guitarist Nick Clough and drummer Will Sweeny. Styles auditioned with "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder and received positive comments from two of the three judges present at his audition, with Louis Walsh having terrible doubts on whether he was ready to progress in the competition.

Read more about Harry Styles on Last.fm.

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James Joyce

Thought to be one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, James Joyce is a key figure in the modernist movement. He is an Irish writer whose stories always take place in Ireland; however, he actually left the country at 22, returning infrequently. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses, an extremely difficult and intricate story taking place on June 16, 1904. His other major works are the short story collection Dubliners and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

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