Moya Brennan, widely considered Ireland’s First Lady of Celtic Music, will play three shows across the north this month, starting with a visit to Derry’s Millennium Forum on Friday, March 18th.
And following the Derry date, she will feature in concerts in Armagh and Belfast.
When Bono stated recently: “I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced,” he was heralding what many people know already about ‘The Voice of Clannad.’
She sings like nothing you’ve ever heard before! So it makes sense that her live solo shows – with all the musicality and power of Clannad but with added, heart-warming intimacy – should be such a rich and moving experience. Her effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms.
“I’m thrilled to be coming to Northern Ireland again,” said Moya. “It’s been a while since I played there and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with audiences who have an enthusiasm and appreciation which I rarely come across anywhere else. This is going to be very exciting!”
With Clannad she rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including BAFTA and Ivor Novello Awards for their theme from ‘Harry’s Game’ and a Grammy in 1998. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career.