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    Posted: November 04 2019 at 17:05
Do any of you guys know of any bands that sound like Horslips? (I'm already a fan of Mushroom.)
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Cowslips. But they and all copies of their rare albums were destroyed in a bizarre milk factory accident. Clown

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Sad to hear that, maybe they'll reform as Goatslips.(haha)

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I haven't heard of the Cowslips, but I have heard of the Cowsills, a Sunshine Pop band from the late 1960's. Smile

If you like Horslips, then you may like the Celtic Prog-Folk band, Iona
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Originally posted by Iacób Iacób wrote:

Do any of you guys know of any bands that sound like Horslips? (I'm already a fan of Mushroom.)

darn!  I was just going to say Mushroom!

I guess it partly depends which Horslips you are talking about.  There were times when they didn't sound very folky or very Irish

I suspect you also know MOVING HEARTS?

RUNRIG are Scottish but at times sound similar

MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG and OYSTERBAND.  I'd stick with late 1980s/early 1990s for the former and 1993-1999 for the latter.
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STEELEYE SPAN at times

BRAN from Wales...they were a precursor to PERERIN but they sound a bit more like HORSLIPS than PERERIN

current group GALLEY BEGGAR

German group GALAHAD,, though they are more overtly Celtic sounding

The MORRIGAN

MOSTLY AUTUMN

RED JASPER especially their two best albums - Midsumnmer Night's Dream and Winter's Tale

american group TEMPEST

TREES

MAGO DE OZ


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I like Iona, but there not quite what I was looking for.
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Maybe? I tried not to be too obvious about it. ;)


Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - November 04 2019 at 17:47
Yes is for Rush fans who grew up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Iacób Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2019 at 17:56
You mean Jethro Tull? Wait of course not. Their too obscure, nobody's heard of them, right?    
I like a few of their songs, I'll have to check out some more of their music sometime.

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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I haven't heard of the Cowslips, but I have heard of the Cowsills, a Sunshine Pop band from the late 1960's. Smile

If you like Horslips, then you may like the Celtic Prog-Folk band, Iona


In case it wasn't totally obvious, i was just kidding! LOL

This is a great thread because i only have one greatest hits of Horslips so i'm not overly familiar with them.

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When I read Cowslips, I thought that band sounds familiar, then I realised I was thinking of the Cowsills. Smile
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I think Runrig might be what you're looking for if you want something similar to Horslips, but my personal preference would be Mostly Autumn. In fact, it is mostly autumn here in England with the cold wet weather and the leaves falling off the trees. Smile 
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The early albums by L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ remind me a lot of the debut Horslips album...They come from a completely different culture (the Catalan folk music tradition of Barcelona), but their aesthetic is very similar.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I think Runrig might be what you're looking for if you want something similar to Horslips, but my personal preference would be Mostly Autumn. In fact, it is mostly autumn here in England with the cold wet weather and the leaves falling off the trees. Smile 

I'm a huge fan of both Runrig (I was at their last ever gig in 2018 at Stirling, singing Hearts of Olden Glory for 20 minutes after the band left the stage with thousands of fans in tears) and Mostly Autumn (I have every album and have seen them over 20 times).

But I don't think either are quite like Horslips as they don't quite have the same energy, though Runrig are closer.

I'd go for Wolfestone, an amazing band from Inverness: Unleashed is one of the best albums ever recorded and several others (The Chase, Year of the Dog, The Half Tail) are also excellent.

Spud was an Irish band who made a pretty good album called Smoking on the Bog.

But truthfully, Horslips were a one off and broke the mould of Irish traditional music and brought it into the 20th century. The Tain is one of my favourite albums and The Book of Invasions is also brilliant.
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For anyone who hasn't yet discovered the wonderful sound of Mostly Autumn, I'd recommend the 3-CD compilation, "Pass the Clock"
 
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I think Runrig might be what you're looking for if you want something similar to Horslips, but my personal preference would be Mostly Autumn. In fact, it is mostly autumn here in England with the cold wet weather and the leaves falling off the trees. Smile 

I'm a huge fan of both Runrig (I was at their last ever gig in 2018 at Stirling, singing Hearts of Olden Glory for 20 minutes after the band left the stage with thousands of fans in tears) and Mostly Autumn (I have every album and have seen them over 20 times).

But I don't think either are quite like Horslips as they don't quite have the same energy, though Runrig are closer.

I'd go for Wolfestone, an amazing band from Inverness: Unleashed is one of the best albums ever recorded and several others (The Chase, Year of the Dog, The Half Tail) are also excellent.

Spud was an Irish band who made a pretty good album called Smoking on the Bog.

But truthfully, Horslips were a one off and broke the mould of Irish traditional music and brought it into the 20th century. The Tain is one of my favourite albums and The Book of Invasions is also brilliant.

good to see you back here championing great music and insights.  I agree and I forgot about Wolfstone in my list
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Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

The early albums by L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ remind me a lot of the debut Horslips album...They come from a completely different culture (the Catalan folk music tradition of Barcelona), but their aesthetic is very similar.

I need to check them out asap
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

The early albums by L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ remind me a lot of the debut Horslips album...They come from a completely different culture (the Catalan folk music tradition of Barcelona), but their aesthetic is very similar.

I need to check them out asap...and now that you expand the ethnic palette, I wonder if Basque group Magdelena's sole album from the late 1970s might scratch a similar itch.  They are not to be confused with a Japanese group of the same name
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I prefer what Horslips are doing these days..

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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

When I read Cowslips, I thought that band sounds familiar, then I realised I was thinking of the Cowsills. Smile
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

The early albums by L' HERBA D'HAMELÍ remind me a lot of the debut Horslips album...They come from a completely different culture (the Catalan folk music tradition of Barcelona), but their aesthetic is very similar.

I need to check them out asap


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