Sunday, April 02, 2017

Moya Brennan Recording "River Of Songs"

Recently Moya Brennan released her ninth solo album called "Canvas". One of the songs on the album is "River Of Songs", a tribute to her recently departed father, Leo Brennan. On YouTube Moya has uploaded a nice video of the recording of this song. The album "Canvas" is available on I-tunes, "Spotify" and (online)record stores.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Moya Brennan Concert Utrecht Video & Pics (Update)

Last night, 22nd February, Moya Brennan played in Tivoli Utrecht, as a part of her "River Of Songs" tour. She was on stage with her band including her children Aisling (guitar, bouzouki, flutes and keyboards), Paul (keyboards, percussion), next to Cormac de Barra (harp) and Lia Wright (violin). She played some songs from the new album "Canvas", some together with Cormac de Barra and some well known Clannad songs.  
She also took time to remember the dead last summer of her father Leo and Clannad member and uncle Padraig Duggan, who she called her brother.
For an impression of this wonderful concert look at the video and pics (thanx Willem) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. !
Update: Have a look at some very nice vids of "An Seanduine Dóite" and "Sailing". Thanx a lot to John Roes.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Review And Pics Concert Moya Brennan Metropool

Moya Brennan performed last thursday 23 February 2017, in the Metropool theatre in Hengelo Netherlands, as a part of her "River Of Songs" tour. On the website of the online music magazine "Maxazine" you can read a review of the Metropool concert, including some nice live pics. Headlines in the interview are the strong and impressive voice of Moya, the perfect sound of the band, Cormac de Barra playing "Mr O'Connor" and the great songs of the new album "Canvas".

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Enya Nominated For 5th Grammy Award

Enya has been nominated in the category Best New Age Album of the Grammy Awards for 2017, taking place 12th February 2017. If successful, this will be Enya’s fifth Grammy! Released in November 2015, "Dark Sky Island" reached number four in the UK charts and peaked at number eight in the Billboard 200 in the USA. Other nominees are John Burke’s "Orogen", Peter Kater & Tina Guo’s "Inner Passion", Vangelis "Rosetta", and White Sun’s "White Sun II". Fingers crossed !

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Tracklist And More About "Canvas" (Update 3)

On the website of "A Train Entertainment", the distributor of the new Moya Brennan album "Canvas" you can find the tracklist of the upcoming album. From the website: "The album title comes from Moya’s rediscovery of her love for painting. She painted the cover and art featured throughout the CD package. "Canvas" combines the simplicity, depth and beauty of the extraordinary skills which makes Moya unique in her field."
The album is set to be released on 24 February 2017 on Beo Records.

The tracklist:
  1. River of Songs
  2. A Portrait of my Life
  3. Nuair a Bhí Óg
  4. Going Home
  5. Children of War
  6. Where We Once Met
  7. Do’n Pháiste Óg
  8. You Never Know
  9. The Duel
  10. Where You Belong
  11. Banríon
Update: There will be a Press launch for the album on Feb 8 in The Black Door, 58 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Advance copies of physical CDs will be available then.
Update 2: Wanna listen to some songs from the new album "Canvas"? Then go to RTE Radio Na Gaeltachta, the website of the radio show Cóisir Cheoil with Dónall Mac Ruairí and on the right tune in on the show of 31 January. In the player go to 47:06 for "Nuair A Bhí Muid Óg", 01:15:27 for "Banríon" and 01:35:52 for "Don Pháiste Óg". Have fun !
Update 3:  Special Donegal launch at Clubeo Leos Tavern on 10th March with lots of special guests

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Moya Brennan Interview Telegraaf

In the run-up to her "River Of Songs" concert tour in February 2017, that includes three concerts in The Netherlands, Moya Brennan has been interviewed by the Dutch newspaper "de Telegraaf". In the interview Moya talks about the death of her father Leo and uncle Padraig. The circle of the five Clannad members has been broken, she says, There might be a final acoustic tour.
She named her upcoming tour after her father, he was that River Of Songs. The new album "Canvas" is a project together with her son Paul and daughter Aisling. The concerts will be a mix of new and old songs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Artwork New Album "Canvas" - Moya Brennan

Here it is, the artwork of the brand new album of Moya Brennan titled "Canvas."
The release date of the album is set on 24 February 2017.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Moya Brennan Interview Maxazine

Moya Brennan has been interviewed by Harry de Jong for the online music magazine
In the interview Moya talks about the loss in 2016 of her father Leo and uncle and Clannad co-founder Padraig Duggan. It's still difficult talking about them, because they both ment a lot to her. Moya is thinking of some acoustic concerts with the other Clannad members this year, but there are no specific plans yet. Meanwhile Moya keeps looking forward and wrote a new album called "Canvas", together with her son Paul and daughter Aisling. A real family project she says, with songs that are personally and a little different than before, less vocal harmonies and harp. During the upcoming concerts Moya plays new material but also Clannad songs.
For the complete interview (Dutch), go to the website of "Maxazine".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crannua feat.Moya Brennan At Temple Bar Tredfest

Crannua, the band formed by guitarist John Doyle, musical brothers Cormac and Éamonn De Barra, American singer/songwriter Ashley Davis and special guest Moya Brennan, will perform on the upcoming Temple Bar Tredfest. This will result in a concert of original songs, both in Irish and English that are rich in vocal harmonies and the power of five voices. The instrumentation alongside them includes two harps, flutes, percussion, and the powerhouse guitar of John Doyle.Be there on 25th january, 8PM, venue St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Concerts Moya Brennan Poland

Moya Brennan has added two more concerts to her "River Of Songs Tour 2017". She's going to perform in Poland early March 2017, after the German leg of the tour. 
Tickets will become available soon at the venues and ticket offices.

The dates and venues:

02-03-2017  - Poznan - Aula Uniwersytecka
03-03-2017 - Warsaw - Progresja