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The Finns     


The Finns are a highly successful folk music duo from Laois, Ireland, brothers Hugh and Ciaran Finn. Their roots lie in traditional Irish music but their original songs have been described as alt-folk roots, or indie folk music, with strong hints of blues and rock. 

They have incredibly catchy, lovable, and seriously impressive original songs that are easy to fall for. This has allowed them to travel the world with massive popularity especially in the USA. The Finns have released a host of successful singles off their debut and charting No. 1 album “Creations”, which has turned heads with the highest quality of production involved. 

The Finns play banjos, guitars, percussion, bouzouki, tenor guitars and harmonicas making the live set very interesting and with their strong harmonies shining through, the brother vibe is very enjoyable to watch as they entertain very organically.


Awards & Achievements

  • Winners of the 2017 Busker Fleadh.

  • “Freemind”, original song, finalist in the SongDoor International Song Contest 2019.

  • “Queen of Camden Street”, original song, Top 10 finish in the international Women’s Freedom Song Contest 2019. 

  • “Banjo On My Back”, original song, honourable mention in the SongDoor International Song Contest.

  • Semi-finalists on TG4’s Realta agus Gaolta.

  • Collaborated with Creative Ireland and RTÉ with The Finns’ original song “My Home Town” which featured on TV and radio for the Cruinniú na nÓg campaign. 

  • Original song “Lambay” chosen by huge Irish whiskey brand Lambay Whiskey to spearhead their advertisements. 

  • Over 35k views in the first two days for their latest single “We’ve Got The Whole Of Ireland” in September 2020.

  • Over 300,000 viewers and over 300 hours of The Finns regular live streams in the summer of 2020. 


  • Headlining the Spike Island Stage at Electric Picnic 2019.

  • Featured in The Civic Theatre, Tallaght, as guests of RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany.

  • Chosen to play at Temple bar Tradfest Tradhub as top 6 upcoming bands in Ireland.

  • Resident band at Raglan Road, Downtown Disney Springs,Orlando, Florida. 

  • Vantastival 2019

  • The Folly, Ireland's only gender equality festival, supported by Electric Picnic, 2019. 

  • Extensive tours of the USA in festivals and venues. 

  • Headline sold out gig at Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin. 

  • Supported Sharon Shannon, Bagatelle, Mick Hanley, Tupelo, Mundy, The Wolfe Tones.


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