Ireland certainly boasts a wealth of talented and successful musicians. Although not all of them manage to cross the borders of the country, that doesn’t mean that in other European countries they have succeeded as much or more than in their own. So, these are some of the most famous Irish singers in Spain.
Hailing from Ireland, U2 have been playing since 1976 and growing in popularity over the years. It was in the 80s when the Irish band began to become known worldwide, and they gave their first concert in Spain in 1987 in Madrid on the occasion of the tour of their album The Joshua Tree, thus achieving the recognition and admiration of the Spanish public.
Another very famous Irish singer of renown in Spain is the singer of the single Nothing compares to you, Sinead Oconnor. This Irish composer rose to fame in the early 90s and thanks to her peculiar musical style and her voice, she became a world-renowned artist. The winner of a Grammy award came to give a concert for the first time in Spain in 2008 in Barcelona.
Ireland is also home to one of the most prominent rock bands on the music scene, The Cranberries. In their songs we can notice that the predominant style is alternative rock, but the band has always mixed with other styles, such as Irish folk-rock, post-punk and pop. In Spain (and all over the world) his best-known song is Zombie, which is still a hit on any radio.
Another native Dublin band known in Spain is The Script. This Irish pop-rock band rose to fame in 2008 with the song The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, a song that was playing for years on Spanish radio, to later triumph again with Hall of Fame in 2012. The band had more success among the Spanish public between the years 2008 and 2014 thanks to those songs.
Kodaline is another of the bands that achieved fame as of 2012. Their most famous song, All I want and others from the same album, were included in episodes of some well-known series of those years, such as Grey’s Anatomy or The Vampire diaries, and also in some films like Love, Rosie or The fault in our stars, making them more successful.
His song Take me to church made this Irish singer-songwriter world famous. So much so that in 2014 its theme was chosen to accompany the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London. The success of this folk and blues singer is also due to the controversial issues he deals with in his songs, putting him in the spotlight and being heavily analyzed.
The Corrs is a pop rock musical group formed by four brothers who mixed traditional Irish songs with the musical style of the moment and whose fame and popularity dates back to the late 90s and early 2000s. Their best known songs, Breathless and Runaway, were a success in their careers and sounded on all the radio stations in the country.
In addition, the singer and violinist Sharon Corr moved to Madrid a few years ago and has lived in the Spanish capital ever since. That is why the group will carry out part of its tour through some Spanish cities during the next few years.
Enya is one of Ireland’s most famous singer-songwriters. Her most famous song, Only Time, has been used on numerous occasions and events, taking the artist to the top of the charts around the world. In addition, the singer has songs in different languages such as English, Japanese, Irish, Gaelic, Latin and Spanish.
Whether they are artists known for a few songs or bands whose fame has lasted through the years, in Spain we certainly have all these Irish artists very present in our day to day.