Thursday, April 30, 2015

Moya Brennan About "In A Lifetime"

In 1985 Clannad scored a monster hit with their song "In A Lifetime" a duet with Bono. The song, from the album Macalla and written by brothers Pól and Ciarán Brennan became one of Clannad's most successful songs and it remains as Bono's most successful solo effort. In a short video on YouTube Moya Brennan tells more about how things started.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Moya Brennan On Earagail Arts Festival 2015

Moya Brennan will take part in the The Donegal International Folk and Roots Festival, part of the 2015 edition of the Earagail Arts Festival, from 10-26th july. Moya will take the stage of the Clanree Hotel on Saturday 11th July,where she presents a gala celebration of female voices from Donegal and further afield, like The Henry Girls,the Inishowen Gospel Choir, Ashling Jarvis, Leila Keeney and Sarah Cullen and special guest, Sahrawi singer Oum.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Clannad Future Plans 2015 - 2016

Clannad announced some of their future plans. From their Facebook: "Clannad will be mainly concentrating on TV & FILM projects for the rest of 2015 as well as recording some new material. We will also be performing at some summer festivals. 2016 will see us embark on another world tour". As you could read earlier on this blog, one of the festivals will be the Gate to Southwell Festival 2015.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra On Festival Mediaval

Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra, also known as "Voices & Harps" will be one the playing bands at the Festival Mediaval from 11-13 september 2015 in Selb Germany. Moya and Cormac will play on friday 11th September and tickets are already on sale.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Clannad On Gate To Southwell Festival 2015

Clannad will be back on stage at the upcoming Gate to Southwell Festival 2015, 4th-7th June Southwell Nothinghamshire. Last year Moya visited the festival with the Jarvis Family and now returns with the classic Clannad line-up to headline on Friday June 5th. Alongside her brothers Ciaran and Pol, and her uncles Noel and Padraig, the original line-up is augmented by drummer Ged Lynch (The Icycle Works, Peter Gabriel) and keyboard maestro Ian Parker (The Hollies, Tom Robinson Band). Tickets are on sale right now.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Clannad In 1982 TV Show "As I Roved Out"

During the early eighties, on BBC TV there was an Irish music programme titled "As I Roved Out", a programme responsible for giving many musicians their first TV appearance. Clannad, including a very young Enya, was one of them. The show was produced by Tony McAuley, who also produced the TV series "The Celts" with music of Enya, as her first album with the same title came out in 1987.
Have lots of fun watching the show.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Moya Brennan Singing Silent Night / Oíche Chiúin

Moya Brennan played one of her Christmas concerts last thursday 18th December 2014 in the Monkstown Church in Co. Dublin Ireland. She played together with the groups of Craobh Phiarais Uí Ghréagáin. One of the songs is well known; Silent Night / Oíche Chiúin. Enjoy the video at YouTube, thanx to Magh nEalta for uploading it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Moya Brennan Christmas Shows Ireland

Moya Brennan and band just finished their "An Irish Christmas" tour in the US, with a start on 3rd December in South Yarmouth and the finish on December 14th in Chicago.
You think it's time to take some rest?
No way, Moya will be doing two Christmas concerts in Ireland, one in Co.Dublin and the other in her hometown Gweedore Co.Donegal.
Tickets are available at the venues or at the Moya Brennan website.
- December 18th - Monkstown Church in Co. Dublin. Show starts at 7.30pm, with the groups of Craobh Phiarais Uí Ghréagáin.
- December 23rd - Ionad Dore in Gweedore, Co. Donegal. Show starts at 7.30 with the choir from Scoil Dobhar. Nollaig Shona Dhuit!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Moya Brennan An Irish Christmas Tour USA

Moya Brennan starts her USA "An Irish Christmas Tour" this Friday in Tucson AZ. The tour ends on December 14th in Chicago IL.
Moya will be joined on stage by Cormac DeBarra. Also joining her on this tour are Dave Curley, Aisling Jarvis and Graham Henderson.
All ticket information is available at www.moyabrennan.com
The full schedule is as follows:
- November 28: Tucson AZ - Tucson House Concert Series (7.30PM)
- November 29: Prescott AZ - Trinity Presbyterian Church (7PM)
- November 30: Phoenix AZ - Musical Instrument Museum (4PM and 7PM)
- December 3: South Yarmouth MA - Cultural Centre Of Cape Cod (6.30PM)
- December 4: Newport RI - Jane Pickens Theatre (7.30PM)
- December 6: Washington DC - National Geographic Theatre (3PM and 7PM)
- December 7: New York NY - Connollys Time Square NY (7PM)
- December 9: Philadelphia PA - Tin Angel (8PM)
- December 11: Cleveland OH - Nighttown (8PM)
- December 12: Erie PA - Mercyhurst Institute For Arts & Culture (7.30PM)
- December 13: Findlay OH - Logans (7.30PM)
- December 14: Chicago IL - Chief O'Neills (7.30PM)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Voices & Harps Tour Germany Video "Sailing"

Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra played last night in the Ritterakademie in Lüneburg Germany, the third concert of their Voices & Harps tour Germany. One of the songs they played, with Aisling Jarvis on guitar in the back, was their latest single, called "Sailing", once a great hit by Christopher Cross. Enjoy the video of the song on Youtube.