Clannad is an Irish musical group, from Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as being folk music, new age, and Celtic. Clannad are MÃ¡ire NÃ BhraonÃ¡in, CiarÃ¡n Brennan, PÃ³l Brennan, Noel Duggan and PÃ¡draig Duggan. Eithne NÃ BhraonÃ¡in (Enya Brennan), MÃ¡ire's sister, used to be a member of the group in the early Eighties. The band won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best New Age Album.
Clannad, whose name is taken from an Clann as Dobhar meaning the family from Dore, was formed by the Brennan family in 1970. MÃ¡ire, CiarÃ¡n and PÃ³l Brennan joined uncles Noel and PÃ¡draig Duggan and began performing in their father Leo's tavern. MÃ¡ire's sister, Enya, joined the band in 1979 and left three years later to pursue a successful solo career citation needed. MÃ¡ire has also enjoyed a simultaneous career as a solo singer, starting with her 1992 album entitled MÃ¡ire, and recently altered the spelling ...
|origin||Gweedore, County Donegal|
|music genre||Folk music|
|current members||Maire Brennan|