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The Young Dubliners Biography


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Birth Place: United States
Years Active: 1988–present
Genres: Celtic Rock, Irish Rock, Folk Rock


The Young Dubliners (sometimes shortened to the Young Dubs) is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1988. Their style of music has come to be called Celtic Rock, for the fusion of Irish traditional instruments and music with modern rock. They have released eight albums - ''Rocky Road'', ''Breathe'', ''Alive Alive’O'', ''Red'', ''Absolutely'', ''Real World'', ''With All Due Respect - The Irish Sessions'' and ''Saints and Sinners''. They have toured the United States and Europe since 1994, and have supported Jethro Tull, John Hyatt, Chris Isaak, Jonny Lang, Great Big Sea, and Collective Soul. All Music.com states, “Their live shows (have) a jam-like appeal, similar to the vibes of Phish and the Dave Matthews Band.” Members include lead vocalist and guitarist Keith Roberts, bassist Brendan Holmes, violinist Chas Waltz, guitarist Bob Boulding, and drummer David Ingraham. Their repertoire consists largely of original rock compositions and Irish folk songs with a rock twist. Their influences include Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, The Waterboys and U2.