Clannad

Though Clannad are today one of the most successful Irish folk bands in the world, their beginnings were humble. Ciaran, Paul and Moya Brennan were three children in a large family in remote Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), County Donegal, Ireland. Their mother, Baba, was a music teacher. Their father, Leo, was in a band that played traditional and popular Irish music in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In 1968 he opened a pub (Tábhairne Leo) in Donegal where he played traditional music to lure new customers and entertain older fans who knew him from his band days. He also began impromptu lessons for his eight children... Read More

Genre:
Celtic, Celtic Fusion
City Of Origin:
Gweedore, Ireland
Formed Date:
1970
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