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Celtic Rock

From the punk and pipes sound of bands like the Pogues to the New York/Celtic hybrid of Black 47 to the only slightly Irish-inflected sound of the Cranberries, Celtic rock artists combine traditional Irish instruments with rock rhythms to produce music that is equal parts mania and passion, melancholy and romance. Celtic rock often shows the definitive stamp of Irish pub music, but it also draws equally from pop music sounds that range from R&B to alternative rock.