Irish music stars born in 1950

Here are 6 famous musicians from Republic of Ireland were born in 1950:

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne (May 12, 1950 Walkinstown-) a.k.a. Gabriel James Byrne, Gebriel Birn or Gabriel Bryne is an Irish actor, film producer, film director, writer, teacher, cook, author, screenwriter and archaeologist. His children are called Jack Daniel Byrne and Romy Marion Byrne.

Byrne began his acting career in the Focus Theatre before joining London's Royal Court Theatre in 1979. He made his film debut in the 1981 film "Excalibur" and gained international recognition for his role in the 1985 film "The Usual Suspects." He has also starred in other popular films such as "Miller's Crossing," "Dead Man," and "Ghost Ship."

In addition to his acting career, Byrne has also worked as a producer and director. He wrote, directed, and co-produced the film "Mad to Be Normal," which premiered in 2017. He has also written two autobiographical books, "Pictures in My Head" and "Walking with Ghosts."

Byrne is a practicing Buddhist and has spoken publicly about his struggles with alcoholism and depression. He is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has worked with organizations such as Aware and the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Byrne has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career, including a Golden Globe for his performance in the television series "In Treatment." He has also been awarded the Honorary Patronage of the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin. Prior to his acting career, Byrne graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in archaeology and linguistics. He also worked as a schoolteacher for a brief period of time. In his personal life, Byrne was married to actress Ellen Barkin from 1988 to 1999. He has been a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador since 2004 and has also been involved with various humanitarian efforts around the world. Despite his extensive career and many accomplishments, Byrne continues to remain humble and grounded, often citing his Irish upbringing and family as the driving force behind his success.

Byrne's interest in archaeology and history has led him to host several television documentaries, including "Stories from Home," "The Secret World of Lewis Carroll," and "Vikings." He also served as the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland in 2010. In addition to his film and television work, Byrne has performed on stage in several productions, including "A Moon for the Misbegotten" and "Long Day's Journey into Night," for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He has also taught acting at various universities and institutions, including the University of Texas in Austin and the National Theatre School of Canada. Byrne is known for his distinctive voice and has provided voice-over work for several films and television shows, as well as the video game "LittleBigPlanet 2."

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Gemma Craven

Gemma Craven (June 1, 1950 Dublin-) also known as Rita Gemma Gabriel or Craven Gemma is an Irish musician, singer and actor.

After studying at the Royal Ballet School, Gemma Craven began her career as a professional dancer. However, she quickly transitioned into acting and made her on-screen debut in the 1973 film, "Take Me High". She gained international recognition for her role as Cinderella in the 1976 film, "The Slipper and the Rose", which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy.

Craven continued to work in theater, television, and film throughout the 70s and 80s, appearing in productions such as "Dracula", "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "Brideshead Revisited". She also released several albums as a singer and songwriter, including "Torch" and "Astonishing Sense of Being".

In addition to her entertainment career, Craven has been an advocate for animal rights and is involved with various animal welfare organizations.

She has also been a patron of several charitable organizations, including the Terrence Higgins Trust, an HIV and AIDS charity. Craven has also been involved with the Bhopal Medical Appeal, which supports the victims of the Bhopal gas disaster in India. In 1989, she was awarded the Variety Club of Great Britain's Humanitarian Award in recognition of her charitable work. Craven continues to work in the entertainment industry and has made appearances on television shows such as "Midsomer Murders" and "Holby City". She has also appeared in stage productions such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Sound of Music".

In addition to her acting and musical pursuits, Gemma Craven has also been involved in writing and directing for the stage. She wrote and directed the 1998 production of "Mary, Mary" which premiered at the Queens Theatre in London. Craven has also directed several productions of the musical "Godspell" and has written several plays including "A Room in Chelsea Square". She has also taught drama and acting at various educational institutions including the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Craven has been married to actor Richard Johnson since 1973 and they have two children together. She was also previously married to director and producer Simon Curtis. Craven has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in the West End production of "Privates on Parade". She has also been awarded the Irish Post Award and the Carl Alan Award for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Bill Whelan

Bill Whelan (May 22, 1950 Limerick-) also known as Whelan or Whelan, Bill is an Irish composer and film score composer.

Related albums: Riverdance on Broadway, Some Mother's Son, The Roots of Riverdance, The Seville Suite, Dancing at Lughnasa, Riverdance, Riverdance and Riverdance (feat. AnĂșna and The RTE Concert Orchestra). Genres he performed include Folk music of Ireland, Rock music, Folk music and Celtic music.

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John Hughes

John Hughes (June 23, 1950-) is an Irish , .

His albums: Wild Ocean. His related genres: Synthpop, New-age music, Celtic music and Pop music.

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Paddy Keenan

Paddy Keenan (January 30, 1950 Trim, County Meath-) also known as Keenan, Paddy or Paddy Keanean is an Irish songwriter, musician and actor.

His albums include Paddy Keenan, Na Keen Affair, Poirt An Phiobaire, The Long Grazing Acre and Doublin'. Genres he performed include Celtic music and Folk music.

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Don Baker

Don Baker (August 26, 1950 Whitehall, Dublin-) also known as Donald Baker or Baker, Don is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter and actor.

Discography: Born With the Blues. Genres he performed: Blues and Rock music.

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