Saturday, January 21, 2017

Moya Brennan Interview Maxazine

Moya Brennan has been interviewed by Harry de Jong for the online music magazine Maxazine.nl.
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 the 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

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Moya Brennan UK Concerts (Update 10/1)

Moya Brennan has planned some concerts in the UK in May 2017 and it looks as if there's gonna be a UK-tour.
So far, a few of them are announced and tickets are already available at the venues and ticket offices. 
The concert list so far:
- May 24 - Bristol - Colston Hall
- May 25 - Selby - Selby Town Hall (new)
- May 29 - Farncombe - St.John's Church

Stay tuned for updates!

Monday, December 12, 2016

X-mas Concerts Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan and band will play two special Christmas concerts in Ireland after she returns from the Excalibur tour. At the concert in the Monkstown Parish Church on 21/12/16 Moya will, once again, be joined by the Traditional music groups of Craobh Phiarais Uí Ghreagain. Proceeds from the concert will go to the club and also to the church restoration fund. (Tickets)
The Ionad Naomh Pádraig (Dore Community Centre) will again host Moya's final concert of the year on 22/12/16. Along with her band she will be joined by the talents of neighboring Scoil Padraig (St Patrick's School). (Tickets)

Monday, November 07, 2016

New Album Moya Brennan February 2017

More than 10 years after the release of her latest solo-album "Signature" Moya Brennan has planned a brand new album for release in February 2017. The album titled "River Of Songs" "Canvas" will be a co-production of the Jarvis/Brennan family, with Moya, Tim, Paul writing and Aisling writing and also engineering and mixing the album. As Moya says: "I'm hoping that you will enjoy the old Moya sound coming together with the new modern styles of my kids, while still keeping the Celtic vibe that I know you all love so well." With the release of the new album, Moya will be touring throughout Europe early next year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Concert Moya Brennan Switzerland 2017

Moya Brennan has planned a concert in Zurich Switzerland on monday 13th February 2017 at 8PM in the venue called "Kaufleuten". Tickets are already available at the venue website and at Ticketcorner.ch

The concert is part of the Moya Brennan "River Of Songs" tour in February 2017, that brings her to Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, 13 concerts so far. 
Update: It appears that the concert is cancelled.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Moya Brennan Special Guest In New Excalibur Tour

Moya Brennan will be special guest in the new Excalibur Tour, starting 1st until 16th December 2016, with shows in Germany and Switzerland. Excalibur is a Celtic Rock Opera, written and composed by Alan Simon. Other artists are John Helliwell (Supertramp) and Maggie Reilly. Earlier, in 2011, Moya also played in the show. Tickets are already on sale on the Eventim website.

Moya Brennan Concert In Dunlewey

Moya Brennan, accompanied by daughter Aisling, son Paul, and husband Tim Jarvis, will perform at Ionad Cois Locha Dunluiche on Tuesday, August 23. The concert, organised as part of the Tionscnamh Lugh Trad Trathnona series, also features Special Guest Meghan Nic Ruairí. Doors open at 8pm, admission €8.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Clannad Co-Founder Padraig Duggan Has Died (Update 2)

Pádraig Duggan, musician, songwriter and co-founder of folk music legends Clannad, has died in Dublin at the age of 67. He passed away in Blanchardstown Hospital following a recurring illness and is survived by his wife Jan.

Pádraig along with his twin brother, Noel, were the youngest of six children of Aodh (Hugh) and Máire Duggan. They grew up in the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht in Donegal and, after early musical proficiency, joined their niece and nephews, the Brennans, to form Clannad in the early 1970s.

Pádraig and Noel Duggan released a collaborative album, Rubicon, in 2005. Next to playing in Clannad, Padraig also was member of Norland Wind.
Update: As a memory of Pádraig Duggan, the song "Memories" from the album Rubicon, written by Pádraig and Ian Melrose. (Backing) vocals Orla Fallon, Moya Brennan, Bridin Brennan, Deirdre Brennan and Kerstin Blodig.  
Update 2: Read the article in the Donegal Daily about the funeral of Pádraig Duggan.