The Popes were originally assembled by Shane MacGowan (of the Pogues) after he either quit (his version) or was booted (the band's version) from the Pogues. Although they began life as Shane's backing band, Shane's somewhat "erratic" behavior gave them the incentive and the room to branch out on their own a bit. They have released one studio cd, "Holloway Boulevard," on Snapper records, and a live set coupled with the studio set, also on Snapper Records. With Shane back touring with the Pogues, it's unclear whether the Popes will continue on their own or go their separate ways.
From the Scottish Borders, Tarras provide a blend of the Celtic tradition subtly fused with a range of other genres, not least The Blues and classical. Only two Albums were released: Rising (1999) and Walking Down Mainstreet (2001).
The original line up:
Rob Armstrong - Cittern, vocals
Joss Clapp - Acoustic & Electric Bass, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Emma Hancock - Violin, whistle, vocals
Ben Murray - Accordian, vocals
Jon Redfern - Drums, percussion, guitar, flute & vocals
There are three artists with the name "Neck": - Innovative hardcore band from New York: http://www.neckhq.com
- Irish folk punk from London: http://www.neck.ie
- Drum & bass producer who recorded several songs for Seba's Secret Operations label.
- Indie Pop-Rock band NECK from Toronto: http://highschoolchampion.com/
Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks.
There are several bands that share the name Fenrir:  A Celtic folk metal band from Nancy, France. Their official weblog can be found here. Their Myspace page can be found here. Their album, entitled "Whispers from the Old World," can be downloaded from Jamendo.  A melodic death metal band from Granollers, Spain. More information on this band can be found on their Myspace page here.  An RAC/Oi band.
Mary Black is an Irish singer. She was born on 23rd May 1955, in Dublin, to a musical family. Her father had been a fiddler, her mother a singer, and her brothers have their own group. She sang in her family's group in her youth. She went on to play in other groups including the traditional Irish band De Dannan from 1984-1986. After 1986 she had a successful solo career where she went on to try contemporary styles ranging from jazz to country. She was named "Best Female Artist" in the IRMA poll in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
Session A9 are a traditional Scottish band led by Capercaillie fiddler Charlie MacKerron. The lineup also includes Kevin Henderson (fiddle), Kris Drever (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Gordon Gunn (fiddle), Tim Edey (guitar, melodeon), Brian McAlpine (keyboards), Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Iain Copeland (percussion). The band was original started in 2003 as an album project for their first album What Road?.
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.