The Emerald Isle’s shores are rich with the sounds of passionate guitar solos and the cheerful folk roots. Among the country’s extensive back catalogue, we’ve plucked ten influential front men who’ve shaped Irish music with their booze-soaked vocal chords. This is The Carouser‘s tribute to the many voices of Irish rock backed by the words of Phil Lynott’s ‘Dublin’.
Born in Belfast. Solo performer, early member of Thin Lizzy & Skid Row.
1948 – 1995
Born in Cork. Solo performer and founder of Taste.
Born in Newbridge. Frontman of Planxty.
Born in Derry. Frontman of The Undertones.
Born in Belfast. Solo performer and founder of Them.
Born in Pembury. Frontman of the punk band The Pogues.
Chris De Burgh
Raised in Bargy Castle. Solo performer.
Born in Dún Laoghaire. Lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and activist.
Born in Portstewart. Member of The Spooky Tooth, The Grease Band and Wings.
1949 – 1986
Raised in Dublin. Frontman of Thin Lizzy and poet.