Multi-award winning band Clannad fuses elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock, creating a unique and ethereal sound that combines haunting melodies and mesmerizing vocals.
On March 13, BMG will release In a Lifetime, a career-spanning collection that captures the band’s enduring body of work over 16 studio albums.
Clannad (derived from the word clan, which means family in Gaelic) was formed in 1970 by siblings Moya, Ciarán, and Pól Brennan and their uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan—and for a short time later became a six-piece group with the addition of Enya Brennan.
In 1982, Clannad reached wider recognition when they recorded “Theme from Harry’s Game” for a powerful three-part television drama depicting the troubles in Northern Ireland. The song became a commercial success, peaking at no. 2 in Ireland and no. 5 in the U.K., and was later used in the movie Patriot Games. It remains the only U.K. hit single to be sung entirely in Irish.
Clannad has won a Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award, BAFTA Award, and a BBC 2 Folk Award. The band has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including Bruce Hornsby, Steve Perry, Paul Young, Duke Special, and Bono of U2.
Note: Ticket presale runs Wednesday, February 26–Thursday, February 27 at 10:00 p.m.; use password FAREWELL.