Clannad are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. They are a family band composed of siblings Moya B more...

Clannad are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. They are a family band composed of siblings Moya Brennan, Ciarán Brennan, Pól Brennan, who left in 1990 and rejoined in 2011) and their twin uncles Noel Duggan and Pádraig Duggan. Their sister/niece Enya left the group in 1981 to pursue a solo career.

Clannad was formed in 1970 by siblings Ciarán, Pól, and Máire Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan. The five grew up in Dore, an area of Gweedore, a remote parish in County Donegal in the northwest corner of Ireland. It is a Gaeltacht region where Irish is the main language. Raised as a Roman Catholic family of musicians, the Brennans’ mother, Máire “Baba” Brennan (née Duggan), was a music teacher while their father, Leo Brennan, was a member of the Slieve Foy Band, an Irish showband. Later in their careers the two bought and ran Leo’s Tavern, a pub in nearby Meenaleck where the Duggan and Brennan children would perform covers of songs by The Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Joni Mitchell.

One night, the children were performing during late hours when a local police officer entered the pub. The family feared criminal charges, but to their surprise the officer was in possession of an application form to have the group enter a local music competition. When it came to submitting their band name, someone had suggested Clann as Dóbhair, Irish for “The Family from Dore”, and the name stuck. The band adopted the name until 1973. The Brennans’ and Duggans’ passion for traditional Irish music soon expanded beyond their native Gweedore, and soon performed elsewhere including Tory Island, off Donegal’s coast. Armed with some 500 Gaelic songs, they would later begin to arrange these songs for a full band.

  1. A Mhuirnín Ó My Darling Love
  2. Alasdair MacColla
  3. An Bealach Seo ‘Tá Romham The Way That's Before Me
  4. An Gabhar Bán The White Goat
  5. An Giobog
  6. An Gleann The Glen
  7. An Mhaighdean Mara The Mermaid
  8. An Pháirc The Field
  9. An tOileán Úr The New World
  10. An tÚll The Apple
  11. Ar A Ghabhail ‘N A ‘Chuain Damh I Walked Down By The Sea
  12. Bacach Shile Andaí The Bucky Highlander
  13. Banba Óir Golden Ireland
  14. Bhean A Tí Woman Of The House
  15. Buachaill ón Éirne Boy from the Erne
  16. Buaireadh An Phósta The Trouble With Marriage
  17. Bunán Buí The Yellow Bittern
  18. Caidé Sin Do’n Té Sin What Is That To Anyone Else
  19. Caislean Óir Golden Castle
  20. Chuaigh Mé ‘Na Rosann I went to the roses
  21. Coinleach Ghlas An Fhómair Green Stubble-fields Of Autumn
  22. Crann Úll Apple Tree
  23. Croí Cróga Brave Heart
  24. Crúiscín Lán Little Full Jug
  25. Dealramh Go Deo Shine Forever
  26. Dheanainn Sùgradh I Would Frolic
  27. dTigeas A Damhsa Can They Come A'Dancing?
  28. Dúlamán (type of seaweed)
  29. Éirigh Is Cuir Ort Do Chuid Éadaigh Arise Now and Dress Yourself
  30. Éirigh Suas A Stóirín Rise Up, My Darling
  31. Fadó Long Ago
  32. Farewell Love
  33. From Your Heart
  34. Gaoth Barra Na dTonn Gaoth Barra of the Waves
  35. Liza
  36. Máire Bhruinneall Fair Moya
  37. Mheall Sí Lena Glórthaí Mé With Her Voice She Enticed Me
  38. Mhòrag’s Na Horò Gheallaidh
  39. Mo Mháire My Mary
  40. Na Buachaillí Álainn The Beautiful Lads
  41. Na Laethe Bhí The Days That Were
  42. Neansaí Mhíle Grá Nancy, My Love
  43. Ní Lá Na Gaoithe Lá Na Scoilb? A Windy Day Is Not For Thatching?
  44. Nil Sé Ina La It is not yet the day
  45. Rí Na Cruinne King Of The World
  46. Rince Philib a’ Cheoil Philip of the Music's dance
  47. Seachran Charn tSiail The Rake of Carn tSail
  48. Seanchas (Irish storytelling)
  49. Siobhán Ní Dhuibhir Susan O'Dwyer
  50. Siúil A Rún Go, My Love
  51. Tá’ Mé Mo Shuí I Am Awake
  52. Téir Abhaile Riú Go home with them
  53. The Bridge Of Tears
  54. Theme From Harry’s Game
  55. Thíos Chois Na Trá Domh Down by the beach
  56. Thiós Fá’n Chósta Down By The Coast
  57. Tráthnóna Beag Aréir Late Yesterday Evening
  58. Úirchill An Chreagáin By Creggan Graveyard
  59. White Fool

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