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Moya Brennan of Clannad to perform on St Patrick’s Celebration tour

Moya Brennan, widely considered Ireland’s First Lady of Celtic Music, will play three shows in Northern Ireland in March as part of the St. Patricks’ Celebrations across the province.

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, Moya Brennan. 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”, says 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.

Moya’s solo career has continued that success with 8 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.

Moya is currently writing the soundtrack for a 26 episode Sci-Fi TV animation series which will be broadcast later in 2016. In recent years she has been involved in a groundbreaking collaboration with renowned harp virtuoso, Cormac De Barra. who will join Moya for her Northern Ireland concerts. Their two albums, Voices & Harps and Affinity have been widely acclaimed. Moya’s band will also include her daughter, guitarist, Aisling Jarvis (herself an emerging solo singer-singwriter, and Derry-born keyboard player Feargal Murray.

For further info on Moya Brennan, her music and and additional ticket booking details of all her shows visit

Friday 18 March – The Millennium Forum, Derry – Tel: 028 71 264 455

Sat 19 March – The Market Place Theatre, Armagh – Tel: 028 37 521 821

Sun 20 March – The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 90 381 081

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