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Group Members Ciarán Brennan
Moya Brennan
Pól Brennan
Noel Duggan
Past Group Members Pádraig Duggan (1949–2016)
Enya Brennan
Music Genre (Text) Traditional Irish
Music Genre International
Origin Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Year(s) Active 1970–present
Record Label Philips Records (Ireland)
Gael Linn
RCA Records
Official Websites clannad.ie
Associated Acts The Duggans
Brídín Brennan
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Clannad are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and new-age, often incorporating elements of an even broader spectrum of smooth jazz and Gregorian chant. After twelve years of success in the folk music industry, they shot to international recognition in 1982 with the release of the "Theme from Harry's Game", becoming the most successful band in the Celtic music genre. They subsequently went on to bridge the gap between traditional Celtic music and pop music in the 1980s and 1990s with albums such as Macalla and Anam. Their records usually consist of traditional Gaelic ballads, new-age tracks that carry the group's trademark of haunting vocal harmonies, mellow harp-based instrumentals and often upbeat pop-flavoured numbers. During their career they toured the world extensively and gained fans in every major territory. They have recorded in six different languages, most notably in Irish, and their record sales have exceeded the 15 million mark. They are also widely regarded as the band which, for the first time, put Irish traditional music and the Irish language on the world stage and paved the way for many other Irish artists. They have won several notable awards throughout their career, including a Grammy, a BAFTA, an Ivor Novello and a Billboard Music Award.

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24 Credits »
2012 Connemara Days -
1989 Atlantic Realm -
1989 The Angel and the Soldier Boy -
1984 Robin Hood -
1982 Harry's Game -
2012 Art of Conflict -
2003 Intermission -
1997 Warriors of Virtue -
1994 Bassie en Adriaan en de reis vol verrassingen -
1992 Into the West -
1992 Patriot Games -


466 Songs »
1 Theme From Harry's Game 2008
2 Theme From Harry's Game
3 I Will Find You 1993
4 In A Lifetime 1985
5 Newgrange
6 Lady Marian 1905
7 Now is Here 1905
8 Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn) 1985
9 Scarlet Inside 1905
10 Something to Believe In
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

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