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Irish music covers a broad range of musical styles.

There are Irish pub songs with familiar names like the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem; songs of rebellion and national pride; traditional ballads and Celtic dance music including Irish jigs and reels.

Some of the most popular Irish songs have endured for over a century, written mostly by American songwriters for an expatriate audience far from home. Today, they're still heard in pubs and bars, St. Patricks' Day parties, TV commercials, and Irish movie soundtracks to help conjure up a wistful longing for the Old Sod.

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Then there is the modern brand of Irish musician like U2, the Cranberries, Sinead O'Connor and other pop, rock and alternative groups.

The Irish music scene is alive and thriving. Whether you prefer haunting Celtic tunes sung in Gaelic, the foot tapping beats of traditional Irish dance music, rousing drinking songs or the rockers of today, you'll find a match for your tastes in the music of the Irish...

More about Irish music around the Web:

Ceolas - "The home of Celtic music on the net." An amazing collection of links to everything related to Irish music... from the instruments and musicians to sites with hundreds of traditional tunes in different formats available for download. Many of the sites that provide downloads find themselves homeless because of the bandwidth usage, but most of these are good links...

Irish Radio Live - Streaming audio of traditional Irish and Celtic music or more contemporary groups, news and weather.

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