Ireland is blessed not only with some of the best musicians out there, but also with some very attractive ones. Guys who can play an instrument or sing have always had an easier route to the ladies.
Here are the Irish artists that the girls definitely want to see more of.
17. Damien Rice
This Celbridge singer-songwriter has been around for quite a while but still has some appeal with the girls. The 40-year-old won critical acclaim for his solo work after leaving the band Juniper during the nineties. Damien is widely known for his musical contributions to charity such as the Song for Tibet and the Freedom Campaign. We’re sure there’s some girls out there who still love a nice sensitive guy.
16. Mick Pyro
Intelligence is attractive! Double-whammy Mick Pyro has an MA in Renaissance Literature and is known for his unique singing style, with the ability to reach those super high notes! Having previously written for the Irish Independent, the Republic of Loose frontman also sports a lovely beard.
15. Paul Noonan
Lead singer for popular Irish band Bell X1, Paul is loved for his excellent vocals and soft tender tone. After all, is it not every girl’s dream to have a man serenade her? Well, maybe not… But still, you’d give Paul a go.
14. Alex Trimble
A cute and lovable frontman from Northern Ireland, we had to give ginger Alex a place in our list. His band Two Door Cinema Club have achieved huge success with their debut album.
13. Glen Hansard
Jack of all trades, Glen is one of the most recognisable faces among modern Irish musicians. Oscar-winner, musician and actor, he has tried his hand at several occupations and won success in them all. Often found busking on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve, with his red curly hair, blue eyes and freckled arms, Glen is one of the most Irish-looking men out there!
12. Daithí Ó Drónaí
This young Irishman drew many fans from his appearance on The All Ireland Talent Show and Sky1′s Must Be The Music. A multi-instrumental expert, Daithí has showed his tremendous skills with the fiddle and loop station to create a unique form of music. His debut album is due to be released this summer and with a new hairdo, the County Clare musician is sure to increase his popularity with the ladies.
11. James Vincent McMorrow
James is a late bloomer in terms of his musical career but has jumped onto the scene with his debut album Early in the Morning and has started making a big name for himself overseas. The folk singer released his album Cavalier last year and his track Higher Love has received over 10 million plays on Spotify. What a voice!
10. Kevin Baird
Two Door Cinema Club bass-player and vocalist has a funny blog dedicated to his attractiveness at fuckyeahkevinbaird.tumblr.com.
9. Ronan Keating
Oh Ronan, you handsome devil. Needs no lengthy introduction, but we’re sure he got a lot of action when his solo track When You Say Nothing at All featured in the film Notting Hill. Ronan’s still a big hit with the ladies.
8. Nathan Connolly
This Belfast-born guitar player is best known for his work with Snow Patrol. It seems like they’ve been around for ages but you’ll be happy to hear that Nathan is still only 33!
7. Shane Filan
One of the lead singers of Irish band Westlife, Shane has been admired for years by Irish women AND Louis Walsh. Shane went missing from our radar for a short time after Westlife disbanded but thankfully stepped back into the limelight after he released his first solo album last year. Phew!
6. Pete Maguire
This young Irish producer has achieved so much on the Irish dance scene and at just 22, has a massive career ahead of him. Pete is the host of popular Spin 1038 radio show Resistance, which airs at 11:45pm on Friday nights. The young DJ has already played a number of sets ahead of high-profile stars such as Sander van Doorn, Nicky Romero and Mat Zo, as well as warming up for heavyweight stars Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. Pity he’s on radio and not TV, but keep an eye on Pete!
5. Niall Horan
Okay, maybe one for the younger girls, but we couldn’t leave Niall outside the top 5 for fear of a viral backlash from his millions of fans! Although he looks like he’s still waiting for his first facial hair to emerge, Niall has got that cute country lad look about him and he’s a genuinely nice guy.
4. Danny O’Reilly
The Terenure guitarist and The Coronas frontman has made quite a name for himself over the years but was in a relationship with MTV presenter Laura Whitmore for a long time. The girls will be happy to know that Danny is now a free and single man. Line up!
3. Niall Breslin
A bit of an all-rounder, Niall aka “Bressie” won a Leinster U-21 Football Championship medal, represented Ireland in rugby at the U-21 World Cup and enjoyed a successful music career with The Blizzards. The Westmeath star can be caught mentoring on The Voice of Ireland.
2. Siva Kaneswaran
Siva was an early bloomer in Ireland as he started modeling at the age of 16, before signing a contract with Storm Model Management. He went on to achieve fame with English-Irish boy band The Wanted. The young singer is massively popular with the ladies and deserved his spot at number 2!
1. Danny O’Donoghue
The frontman of The Script is one of the hottest musicians to come out of Ireland. He achieved massive critical acclaim for his lyric-writing, singing ability and his energetic performances with his band. He was a judge on the first two series of The Voice UK, drawing more female fans and increasing both his and the band’s popularity. Danny takes the cake!
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