List: Top 50 [16 - 20]

This is part 7 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
29. Alien Envoy
28. Terence Rowlands
27. A Band Called Wanda
26. Reader's Wives
25. The Riot Tapes
24. Burning Codes
23. Fiach
22. Groom
21. Anthony Furey & The Young Folk

20. Awake Young Soldiers

Awake Young Soldiers are an indie folk band who perform their music with both the tenderness and enthusiasm that musicians of all ages find so difficult to pull off. These lads have great talent and lots of really good songs too. An EP is released this Summer called 'From The Vetern's Dreams' and it's a good un!

19. Shayne Byrne

Shayne Byrne formally of Arrow in the Sky is included on the back of this wonderful song entitled 'Always'. So far Shayne has only released the single 'The Long Road Ahead' from his forthcoming debut album entitled 'Walk Away' but the quality of that song and this tune 'Always' songs is top drawer.

Always by shaynebyrnemusic

18. Preachers Son

'Love, Life & Limb' the debut album from Dublin rockers Preachers Son contains enough quality tracks on it to keep me wanting to see the band live. I'm forever close to the CD as it travels around with me in the car!

Born Another Time by Preachers Son

17. Pearse McGloughlin

I'm a big fan of Pearse McGloughlin's tender vocals and exceptional lyrics. His 2009 debut album is still a fantastic listen and the follow up EP Twine contains four wonderful tunes. Included is this live favourite 'Morning Mist'.

16. The Dirty 9s

The Dirty 9's are the best live rock band in the country. As the band develops I've no doubt that the songwriting will improve to match the majesty of their musical talents.

The Dirty 9s - Something Better by 2uibestow