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Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland (1970 – present)

Clannad is an Irish musical group from Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. Their music has been variously described as being music, , and . Clannad are Máire Ní Bhraonáin (Moya Brennan), Ciarán Brennan, Pól Brennan, Noel Duggan and Pádraig Duggan. Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (Enya Brennan), Máire’s sister, used to be a member of the group in the early Eighties. The band won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best New Age Album.

Clannad, whose name is taken from an Clann as Dobhar meaning the family from Dore, was formed by the Brennan family in 1970. Máire, Ciarán and Pól Brennan joined uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan and began performing in their father Leo’s tavern. Máire’s sister, Enya, joined the band in 1979 and left three years later to pursue a successful solo career. Máire has also enjoyed a simultaneous career as a solo singer, starting with her 1992 album entitled Máire, and recently altered the spelling of her name to Moya Brennan.

Harry’s Game, the group’s theme song for a television thriller, prominently featured in the film Patriot Games, was also used in a commercial for Volkswagen in 1992, and won Clannad newfound popularity in the United States. Another hit was the 1985 song In A Lifetime with Bono of U2. Their song, I Will Find You, is part of the soundtrack for the 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans.

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  • ChrnoTodd

    dango dango dango dango dango daikazokuuuuuuuu [2]

    6 Jul 8:26am Reply
  • HeavyW8lf

    Fairly shot of her is my fav song :)

    6 Mar 9:34am Reply
  • catherine_duc

    I saw this live - it was so amazing :)

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TwinEgoUK

    The Golden Ball. <3

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MrChimney

    They continue from where they left off - Nádúr is full of the same brilliant quality as Landmarks was 15 years ago. Perhaps this rather long hiatus in recording new material was necessary for them, perhaps not - but it doesn't seem to make any difference at all. I do highly recommend everyone to purchase the new album, it is well worth the money, the waiting and everything. It is amazing.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JuliaLany

    dango dango dango dango dango daikazokuuuuuuuu

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Leone_MatroSkin

    New album is amazing!!!

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Al_BERT_

    Of This Land <3

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Soul666Dragon

    Прозвучит странно, но похоже на Dead Can Dance, но музыка более джазовая, что ли 0___о

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    great group

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Leone_MatroSkin

    "Macalla" - my favourite and the Best album.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MrChimney

    And it seems that Pol has also rejoined the others, making the original line-up full again. Amazing!

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MrChimney

    New album on the way! This is incredible, if yet fantastic news! Can hardly wait to hear this new material from them - it's 15 years since Landmarks, after all.

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Muldwych

    @miotailtmilidh: who cares what those narrow-minded people think? Real music fans know that whatever sounds good to you is music - doesn't matter what 'genre' it is.:)

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Leone_MatroSkin

    Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn) <3

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    One of my favourite bands. People seem to find that a little odd cause my favourite genre of music is metal :P Clannad calm me down when I need chill out time. So beautiful.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • ForestSidhe

    I love Clannad!

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • Leone_MatroSkin

    Замечательная музыкальная семейка. Одна Эния чего стоит!

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • SilentPoet82

    The Irish Rock League is waiting for your votes to decide the next winners!

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Bisolnev

    nice

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
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