List: Top 50 [26 - 30]

This is part 5 of my rundown of the Best 50 Irish Acts out there at this moment in time.

50. Clockwork Noise
49. The P Affection
48. The Elective Orchestra/Nick Carswell
47. TKO
46. Pete Courtney
45. Friend?
44. EleventyFour
43. Norabelle
42. Mark Black /with The Roots Orchestra /with The Trips
41. Fox. E & The Good Hands
40. The Chapters
39. Fred
38. Owensie
37. Peter Doran
36. The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
35. Villagers
34. Fia Rua
33. El Hombre Jokes
32. Jennifer Evans
31. A Plastic Rose

30. Huey & The Hobgoblins

Drogheda's 10 piece funky pop outfit Huey & The Hobgoblins are a fabulous band. They have a swagger about them live which is infectious and helps to create a wonderful live experience. They write good tunes too as well be being musicians of real talent.

29. Alien Envoy

Alien Envoy is the collective name for former Fat Lady Sings vocalist Nick Kelly and friends. The album is a live recording of tracks from the gestation period of gigs Nick conducted upstairs in Whelans over a nine month period. The album just missed out on my top ten albums of 2010 but it's still one of my regular listen's while in the car.

28. Terence Rowlands

Terence Rowlands released a home recorded album last year entitled 'Beta'. The album contains many wonderful tracks and it's a must find for anyone into music which is full of charm.

Red Sunrise by Terence Rowlands

27. A Band Called Wanda

Galway's 'A Band Called Wanda' released their debut EP 'Roses are Still Red' about this time last year and have been steadily touring Ireland promoting it. The band are a great fun time folk band with plenty of harmonies and outstanding musicianship.

06 Where Has The Day Gone? by A Band Called Wanda

26. Reader's Wives

While there's a number of bands on the list who are about to release an album and are in the spotlight there are a few bands who've released a single or an EP in 2010 and been very quiet ever since. I adore Reader's Wives. The band. Mainly for the song Victor's Mother Juliet. This is a wonderful video for Victor's Mother Juliet:


Just a quick note to say a big thankyou for the top 50 - every year I discover a load of great stuff (although it does mean I then spend a load of money buying cds and downloads)

Already this year I've bought a load of stuff or got my eye out ofr when it is realeased and we a re not yet in the top 20!