Introducing: The Top 50

Nope The Top 50 isn't the name of a new band although it's not the worse name for a band!

It's the time of the year where for aesthetic purposes I list my top 50 Irish artists .... at the moment ... living in Ireland ..... who have released a single/album ..... and who pay me backhanders!



Over the next 2 weeks [Monday - Friday] I'll be working up the list five acts at a time and telling the world why each band/artist is highly regarded by myself.




That all makes sense right?

I posted my Top 25 artists who live abroad a few weeks back so while I Am Not Lefthanded featured predominantly in the list last year don't make the list this year. Also some artists have recruited a band and are also not eligible for this list.


For nostalgia I've got the previous two lists copied here:


2010's Top 50 List:

1. The Chapters
2. Bill Coleman
3. The Swell Season/The Frames/ Glen Hansard
4. Mark Geary
5. Fiach
6. I Am Not Lefthanded
7 Henrietta Game
8. The Whiskey Limbs
9. Declan DeBarra
10. Heritage Centre
11. Mark Dignam
12. Miss Paula Flynn
13. Ultan Conlon
14. Lisa Hannigan
15. Murder Plan
16. Brian Canavan
17. Mark Black
18. Foy Vance
19. David Hope
20. The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
21. Padraig Digan
22. Pearse McGloughlin
23. Arrow in the Sky
24. Lisa o'Neill
25. Sean Needham
26. Kitty and the Can Openers
27. The Garret Wall Band
28. Saramai and the Swords
29. Joe Echo
30. Heathers
31. Junah
32. Reader's Wives
33. Pony Club
34. Kiernan McMullan
35. Elder Roche
36. Michael Brunnock/Little Palace
37. The Lonely Schizophrenic
38. Adrian Crowley
39. Keith Mullins
40. Damien Dempsey
41. A Plastic Rose
42. Garry O'Brien
43. Pete Courtney
44. Valerie Francis
45. Dayo
46. Brendan O'Shea
47. Bobby Noonan
48. Entheos
49. BellaJane
50. Andy Delamere





2009 Top 50 List:



1. The Swell Season/Frames/Glen
2. Terry Sutton
3. Martin Finke
4. Pony Club
5. Lisa Hannigan
6. Iain Archer
7. Brain Canavan
8. Shaz Oye
9. Mark Dignam
10. I Am Not Lefthanded
11. Kiernan McMullan
12. Alphastates
13. The Guggenheim Grotto
14. Nick Kelly
15. Gemma Hayes
16. One Day International
17. Wallis Bird
18. My Brother Woody
19. The Gorgeous Colours
20. Damien Rice
21. Ham Sandwich
22. Angel Pier
23. Sinead O'Connor
24. Perry Blake
25. A Lazarus Soul
26. Susan Enan
27. Foy Vance
28. Bell X1
29. Bill Coleman
30. Mumblin' Deaf Ro
31. Declan DeBarra
32. Fred
33. Armoured Bear
34. Lunasa
35. Miss Paula Flynn
36. Colin Devlin
37. Oppenheimer
38. The Spook of the Thirteeth Lock
39. Mark Geary
40. Padraig Digan
41. Barry McCormack
42. The Hedge Schools
43. Damien Dempsey
44. David Kitt
45. Liam O'Maonai
46. Declan O'Rourke
47. Butterfly Explosion
48. Percolator
49. Groom
50. Emmet Scanlan & What The Good Thought
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