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Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland (1970 – present)

Moya Brennan, Máire Ní Bhraonáin, better known as Máire Brennan or Moya Brennan, is a Celtic folk singer. Born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland in 1952, she began her singing career when her family formed the band Clannad in 1970.

She is the elder sister of the singer Enya, who was also briefly a member of Clannad in the early 1980s.

Her music is usually classified as New Age or Celtic. She accepts the Celtic label, but has at times indicated a slight discomfort with being seen as “New Age” as much of her music is strongly Christian, with some of her songs showing additional influences from her Catholic upbringing.

Since 2002, she has promoted herself as Moya Brennan — a spelling closely resembling the phonetic pronunciation of her name for those not familiar with the Irish variant of the spelling.

According to her official website, her early influences included the likes of Joni Mitchell and The Beach Boys, before she discovered “the extraordinary wealth of Celtic history and melody on her doorstep”.

Moya is also a member of Irish vocal supergroup T with the Ms.


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  • mcalves


    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Forteski

    Feminine Talent group:

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MC-Escher

    She gives a concert tonight (April 18Th) in The Hague Holland (registered under the other way of writing her first name Moya

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • orysia_b

    One World - Many Cultures welcome!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • darthpaula

    I get that Máire looks more cool but let's vote to merge this site with Moya Brennan.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • maccablue666

    just wonderfull lovely wow magic amust album

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • maccablue666

    beautyfull wonderfull magiic lovely sounds

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kakataaa


    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • captain276

    un ange !!!

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • maccablues

    music is marvellous*******???????????

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • pablo774

    her music is just marvellous *-*

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Club5275

    Signature, as far as I know is Máire's lastest released work. Whilst not Clannad, there is a fine band of players who worked with her in the creation process. This album is well worth a purchase, if you can find a copy.

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Pute52

    KLASSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • petjkaa

    krasivaja kampazicija

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • cat_lee

    Simplesmente fantástica!!!!

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • losena

    This man " immortelle0716 is only(unique) and best friend, now it(he,she) is of the family of losena. THANK YOU IMMORTELLE.te we want from españa

    23 Oct 2008 Reply
  • GoGoGadgetMusic

    In the beginning of her career, Moya used Máire Brennan as her artist name. Later on she used Moya Brennan as her artist name, because she thought that this would be better understandable for people around the world... But her real name is Máire Ni Bhroanáin (or something like this...), to make it more complicated... ;) By the way, the official Moya website is, so I think Moya should be the main artist name...

    15 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ilaydaksk

    Is her name Moya or Maire?

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • cranberry5

    Moya Brennan - its now truly correct name and tag for all albums.

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Hanike

    Isn't Maire Ni Bhroanáin the correct name?

    24 Jun 2008 Reply
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