10 Best Irish Female Singers

Looking for the 10 best Irish female singers? Irish female singers may not be as common as the big celebrity pop stars from the U.S. that pop up every five minutes, but there are some female Irish singers who have taken over the charts either in the U.S., in Ireland or abroad, or globally as well.

  1. Enya. Well known in America, Enya has been widely voted as the top female singer from Ireland. Enya has offered great hits, leading to her earning the distinction of being Ireland’s best-selling solo artist, even creating great waves in the U.S.
  2. Dolores O’Riordan. Leading the Cranberries to fame, Dolores claimed a place on the charts with “Linger,” creating one of the best songs to top the charts during the '90s. With a unique style and a powerful jolt, she could sing any rock star out of their seat and is definitely one of the best female singers to come out of Ireland.
  3. Sinead O’Connor. No longer able to make great hits, Sinead made her name on the charts during the earlier years of rock and alternative with a mix of folk, traditional and pop music, offering several unique songs to vast populations. She is still known as one of the best Irish female singers of all time.
  4. Cara Dillon. A favorite of Irish folk, Cara Dillon has been singing a solo career to success since 2001, earning her place as a great Irish singer. She has provided great favorites including “Black Is the Colour” and “She’s Like the Swallow.”
  5. Luan Parle. Releasing her debut album “Free” in 2007, Luan Parle has already been awarded the 2007 Meteor award, leading the charge among the best Irish female singers of today’s music world.
  6. Andrea Corr. Debuting in 1990 leading the Celtic folk rock/pop rock group The Corrs, Andrea Corr has released five separate studio albums, two compilations, one remix and two live albums. Taking on a solo career in 2007, she is getting closer to dance-pop, and creating a name as one of the best female Irish singers around.
  7. Moya Brennan. Moya Brennan definitely has her success and history backing her up as one of Ireland's best female singers, and hosted and presented the most comprehensive documentary on Irish music featured on public television.
  8. Juliette Turner. From Northern Ireland, Juliette Turner a phenomenal Irish singer, with a history of opening up for great, well known artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, and even Brian Kennedy and Peter Mulvey.
  9. Gemma Hayes. In 2003, Gemma Hayes flooded the charts with “Night On My Side,” an album that featured great hits like “Let a Good Thing Go” and “I Wanna Stay.” She continues to play and definitely has a collective fan base rooting for her.
  10. Sharon Shannon. An artist that has earned the distinction of being among Irelands greatest female singers, Sharon Shannon has a great collection from 1990 to 2005, continuing her career with hits from 2009, including “Land Down Under” and from 2010 with “Shifting Summer Sands.”

 

 

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