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Irish Echo Readers’ Favorite Irish Bands 2002

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Eileen Murphy

One thing we can say about our readers: you guys have very definite opinions when it comes to music. A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite Irish bands, and the response – via e-mail, fax and snail mail – was tremendous.

In addition to checking off boxes, many of you included charming little notes, some of which are being screened by the authorities, and some of which we can answer here. To G. Clooney of Hollywood, Calif.: Yes, we’re still single and have no problem dating actors. To R. Keating of Kildare: No, we have nothing against cosmetic dentistry. To L. Mullen Jr. of Dublin: Yes, we’ll take it on faith that drummers “do it to the beat”, and we’re sure that “Harleys rule!” To C. Moore: No, we won’t forget our shovel when we want to go to work. And, finally, to D. O’Donnell of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal: No, we don’t think you’ll go to H-E-double hockeysticks for saying “Darn!” on your upcoming rap/country fusion album.

But enough about us – it’s time to present the winners. The math whizzes among you will notice that not all areas add up to 100 percent, due to write-in votes. But whatever – the tribe has spoken . . .

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