Wikipedia:WikiProject Irish music

Welcome to the Irish music WikiProject!
WikiProject Irish music is a project, founded by NaLaochra on 13 September 2006, intended to improve articles related to Irish music, as well as to create missing articles on this topic. In June 2009 due to lack of commitment, activity was temporarily transferred to a task force of WikiProject Ireland. The project was relaunched two months later, and new members are needed more than ever. Feel free to add your name to the member list below.

If you feel that you can make a positive contribution to the project, become a member by joining the list of members. If you don't know what to write or where to begin, or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's discussion forum.

The goals of this WikiProject are:
  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of Irish music—from traditional to folk, from rock to electronic and everything in between—, as well as the bands and musicians who perform it.
  • Clean up existing articles to a suitable standard until ultimately these arrive at featured article status.
  • Fill any missing gaps by creating articles and nominating a fact from them for inclusion on the Main Page if possible.
  • Watch articles which may be exposed to a significant amount of vandalism at a certain time due, for example, to high levels of publicity.
  • Create guidelines for consistency within articles about Irish music.
The father of this WikiProject is WikiProject Music and its mother is WikiProject Ireland. Its sibling WikiProjects are scattered across the world and include: WikiProject Australian music, WikiProject Canadian music and WikiProject Eurovision. It also has an estranged son, WikiProject U2, which spends much of its time abroad, not dependent on its parent.
If you are wondering where to start, take a look at these tasks:

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WikiProject Irish music
U2 performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States, dated November 2005 A drawing of an Irish harp dated 1621 from the Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed., Vol. 13, p. 13
Glen Hansard at a concert in Vicar Street on 31st December 2006 Republic of Loose on stage in Galway
(clockwise from top left) A U2 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States, dated November 2005. A drawing of an Irish harp dated 1621 from the Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed., Vol. 13, p. 13. Republic of Loose on stage in Galway. Glen Hansard at a concert in Vicar Street on 31st December 2006.

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This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this WikiProject. If you're interested in helping, feel free to join by editing the table below and placing your username at the end of the list using the {{user}} template (e.g. {{user|USERNAME}}). If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests on this project.
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Sheodred Interested in all the aspects of Irish music, mostly an avid Irish fan and supporter of its folk music. Also an enthusiast for Irish documentaries on music and heritage. Sheodred (talk) 17:24, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
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An3pologist (talk · contribs) I'm new here and would like to help out. I am very interested in Irish traditional music, especially the live pub session scene in the western counties.
Scolaire (talk · contribs) I'd like to get involved, but you might have to nag me ;-)
Candlewicke (talk · contribs) I do this all the time anyway... I won't need to be nagged. ;-)
RavensFists (talk · contribs) Am willing to help out on articles, mainly through copy editing and restructing/rewriting of articles, just leave a message on my userpage.
NaLaochra (founder) Into the modern scene, thought the coverage of some Irish artists on here was fairly weak so decided to give this a go.
Kaini This ought to be interesting, my first time working with a wikiproject. i think a small infobox for user pages is in order too. i'll get to it...
Philbo84 16:50, 15 September 2006 (UTC) Interested in the modern Irish music scene from international bands right down to local city bands.
Craig Stuntz I only tend to work on traditional music; I have little interest in pop, rock, etc.
TheDecline I'll add things from time to time when ive had a good think about them.
Gramscis cousin I've only had time to add some stuff but will try to add more. Interests all music.
Downunda Mostly interested in 70s, 80s and 90s rock. Will try to contribute where I can.
Airwave Hi, I have worked in Irish music (every type but mostly 'rock') for many years. This is a good idea. I will try to help out when I can.
ReverendG I've made a few album pages and plan to continue.
Irish rover I have made changes to a lot of the traditional, rock and others. I want to help more.
DoktorDec Mainly interested in the Irish rock music scene from the 1990's to present. I recently authored the article Juniper (band).
Seankieran I love Irish rock music. My favorite bands are: The Saw Doctors, The Pogues, and Black 47.
Joe Byrne I've done quite a lot of work on The Frames and created many of their album pages as well as creating Mark Geary and generally watching Irish music-related articles.
Cckkab I am interested in all aspects, and have been for many years. I am new however to the Irish music Wikipedia pages. I am astounded by the poor organisation and linking. "Music of Ireland" is far below the quality of some other countries. Dec 2007
Ogg I have created a few biographies of Irish folk musicians.
King Dumb Maybe can help a bit...
Hohenloh I just found this. I play a bit of Irish (and other) music so am interested. Have contributed mainly on trad/folk articles so far.
Fergananim Plan to add material on pre-18th century Irish music and musicains. Have made a start in the Early Music of Ireland section at Music of Ireland.
Mike Searson Interested in helping with Traditional Irish Music, particularly The Chieftains, The Dubliners, etc. My father is the musician with the same name as myself.
Night of the Big Wind Living on top of the Willie Clancy Summer School and around the corner of The Clare Festival of Traditional Singing, I have recently finally moved into music articles. Interest is mainly in the traditional Irish music and singing, performed by a generation that is moving into history.
Maunus Irish trad. I've begun to find sources for some Irish musicians such as Paul Brady and Garret Barry (piper). I'd like to do more. I also rewrote the article on Donegal fiddle tradition (as an IP editor) after it had degenerated.
Filastin Interested in Irish folk music, especially from the Ulster regions. Have created articles such as Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin and Dónal O'Connor and which to expand much more on trad music on Wikipedia.
leahtwosaints I edit biographies of musicians. I would love to see expansion of articles that cover Irish artists who play rock, blues, and pop. Artists that come to mind include: Rory Gallagher, U2, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, Gerry McAvoy (formerly of Nine Below Zero) and Glen Hansard.
Aharrygill I create and edit articles on traditional and roots music. I play Irish dance music and Airs.
Aklein62 Joined the group, 1 Sep. 2014, have been writing here for a few weeks. I am German, and an expert on Irish classical music (seemingly the only one here?). Started by creating articles on 19th-century figures like P. Cogan, J.W. Glover, W. Guernsey, W.H. Kearns, J. O'Kelly, J. Robinson, R.P. Stewart. Also created the subsection "Composers of note" in the subsection "Classical music in Ireland" of the page "Music of Ireland." Also a lot of other small editings elsewhere.
Wishboneash87 Interested in Irish folk musicians and Irish instrument makers.
Donal.hunt Worked with and have a lot of connections to Dublin bands that were active in the early 2000s including but not limited to The Frames, Mic Christopher, Mark Geary, Turn, Josh Ritter (technically not from Dublin) and The Swell Season. Very interested in documenting the history and releases of these bands.
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