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Horslips

Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The group areregarded as 'founding fathers of Celtic rock' for their fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music and went on to inspire many local andinternational acts. They formed in 1970 and 'retired' in 1980 for an extended period. The name originated from a spoonerism on The FourHorsemen of the Apocalypse which became "The Four Poxmen on The Horslypse".

Horslips were one of Ireland's leading rock groups of their era. Although they had limited co ...read more

Horslips are an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform songs based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The group areregarded as 'founding fathers of Celtic rock' for their fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music and went on to inspire many local andinternational acts. They formed in 1970 and 'retired' in 1980 for an extended period. The name originated from a spoonerism on The FourHorsemen of the Apocalypse which became "The Four Poxmen on The Horslypse".

Horslips were one of Ireland's leading rock groups of their era. Although they had limited commercial success in their own lifetime, there was arevival of interest in their music in the late 1990s and they came to be regarded as one of the defining bands of the Celtic rock genre. Therehave since been small scale reunions including appearances on The Late Late Show and RTÉ's Other Voices. The band reformed for two Irishshows in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and the O2 Arena in Dublin respectively at the end of 2009, and have continued to play shows sincethen. « hide

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LPs
Short Stories - Tall Tales
1979

2.7
5 Votes
The Man Who Built America
1978

3.7
5 Votes
Aliens
1977

4
5 Votes
The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony
1976

4.3
18 Votes
Drive the Cold Winter Away
1975

3.4
5 Votes
The Unfortunate Cup of Tea!
1975

4
1 Votes
Dancehall Sweethearts
1974

3.8
2 Votes
The Táin
1973

3.8
10 Votes
Happy to Meet – Sorry to Part
1972

3.9
4 Votes
Compilations
Roll Back
2004

3
2 Votes

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