Moya Brennan - The Voice of Clannad UK TOUR MARCH 2024 - Glasgow show 17th March


Moya Brennan - The Voice of Clannad UK TOUR MARCH 2024 - Glasgow show 17th March

Moya Brennan, the Voice of Clannad and recently announced Donegal Person of the Year plays two shows in Scotland in her March 2024 UK Tour. In Edinburgh she plays the historic Queen’s Hall and the following night celebrates St Patrick’s Day in St Luke’s Glasgow. Both nights promise to be rich and moving musical experiences infused with her effortless vocals and heart-warming intimacy which pay homage to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage and language.

Moyas voice continues to provide a constant reminder of how the heart can be touched by the purity and thrill of music. Despite the enforced restrictions placed on her and all other artists recently she has been active, especially over the last two years, with the Farewell Tour of her family band, Clannad. Their sell-out concert at Dublin’s 3 Arena in 2023 was an emotional part of the final tour climax after 50 years together. And Moya is excited now to take up her solo career again touring the UK with a new album, Voices & Harps IV.
In October 2019 Moya received the RTE Radio Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement presented to her by (Irish) President Michael D Higgins who said that “her name would be forever etched in the history of Irish music”.

In May 2022 Moya was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Dublin City University. In her citation at the award ceremony it was said: “Moya has an innate ability to find the heart of music, to reach the essence of a song or a tune, and to make the ordinary extraordinary.

As the singer of Clannad, they rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music, creating the Celtic Music genre along the way. In their 50 years, they have achieved 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a BAFTA, Ivor Novello, and a Grammy in 1998.

Moya’s solo career will continue that success with nine solo albums to date, two of which were Grammy nominated. Her new album Voices & Harps IV is her fourth collaboration with virtuoso harpist, Cormac De Barra, and pays tribute to legendary Irish Harpist and singer, Mary O’Hara.

Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as a sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere, and vibrant harmony. She is now proud to have daughter, Aisling, and son Paul in her band along with the remarkable harpist, Cormac De Barra and violinist, Cathal O’Currain.

As the First Lady of Celtic Music, Moya is a constant and enthusiastic ambassador for Irish culture around the world and, a native Irish Gaeilge language speaker, keen to keep her traditional arts and music in the forefront.

“Ireland is changing rapidly but one thing that remains constant is our love of music and wanting the whole world to hear it. I love being part of that”, says Moya.

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