Top 50 Part 8 [11 - 50]

Here's the top 50 acts in Ireland according to my humble tastes. The list acts as a guide to the recently released music which excites me at this moment in time. It excludes bands not currently working in Ireland or who have been dormant for some time. So in basic terms here's a list of bands to watch out for on a random night in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Dundalk etc ....

50. Heritage Centre
49. Seamus Fogarty
48. The Man Whom
47. SJ McArdle
46. Allie Bradley
45. Drunken Boat
44. Polly Barrett
43. The Manhattan Syndrome
42. Aaron Shanley
41. Bouts
40. Shannon
39. Preachers Son
38. Wicker Bones
37. Pearse McGloughlin
36. Eric McGrath
35. Ghost Estates
34. The Henry Girls
33. Rams Pocket Radio
32. The Dirty 9s
31. The Crayon Set
30. Twin Terrace
29. The Lost Brothers
28. Little Green Cars
27. Fox E. & The Good Hands
26. Valentine Black
25. Youth Mass
24. Autumn Long
23. Arrow in the Sky
22. Storyfold
21. Senakah
20. Fling
19. The Riot Tapes
18. The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock
17. We Cut Corners
16. Ham Sandwich

15. Sive

Sive released their debut album last month entitled 'We Are Moving' which is simply brilliant. It's full of great tracks like the current single 'Sunkissed'.

14. Wallis Bird

I've been meaning to review Wallis' new album here for a couple of weeks because it's on regular rotation in my house. I love how Wallis keeps reinventing her sound with massive success each time.

13. Lisa Hanningan

'Passengers' was one of the best Irish albums last year with Lisa's appeal rightly going global.

12. A Plastic Rose

A Plastic Rose are a quality band who'll prove my prediction right by becoming massive this year. For me it's all about the two contrasting lead vocals in front of that energetic sound!

11. David Hope

There's no better songwriter of folk songs in the country than David Hope. A new album is due in September and I can't wait!

Part 9 soon!