"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 Máire Ní Bhraonáin, Ciarán Brennan, Pól Brennan, Noel Duggan and Pádraig Duggan. Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (Enya Brennan), Máire'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" "a"s "D"obhar'' meaning ''the family from Dore'', was formed by the Brennan family in 1970. Máire, Ciarán and Pól Brennan joined uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan and began performing in their father Leo's tavern. Máire's sister, Enya, joined the band in 1979 and left three years later to pursue a successful solo career citation needed. Máire has also enjoyed a simultaneous career as a solo singer, starting with her 1992 album entitled Máire, and recently altered the spelling of her name to Moya Brennan.
''Theme From Harry's Game'', the group's theme song for the television thriller of that name, reached no 5 in the British Singles Chart in 1982. It remains the only hit single in the UK ever to be sun...
|origin||Gweedore, County Donegal|
|music genre||Folk music|
|current members||Maire Brennan|