St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Bands

St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Bands

Irish rock group Thin Lizzy posed together for a studio group shot in London in 1974. The band are, from left to right, guitarist Gary Moore, bass guitarist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we not only celebrate the holiday with a meal of corned beef and cabbage, but also by listening to the music of Ireland. The Irish gave the world much more than Celtic music, but also some very impressive rock ‘n’ roll bands.

Here are some of our favorites. Some you may know well and some you might have never heard so be sure to give a listen to each!

Thin Lizzy


Van Morrison & Them

The Cranberries


The Pogues

The Dubliners

Flogging Molly

Dropkick Murphys

The Undertones

The Boomtown Rats


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