Donegal legends Clannad are celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary with a special reunion of the original five members this weekend at Dublin’s Temple Bar TradFest.
The unique concert series started last night in the historic surrounds of Christ Church Cathedral and continues to Saturday. At the time of going to print, all of the concerts except tonight’s had sold out. So, if you want to see them, don’t hang about!
Hailing from Gweedore, Clannad are legends in the Irish music world. Sibling’s Marie, Pol and Ciaran began performing in their father’s pub, then joined with their uncles Padraig and Noel to become Clannad.
Pol has made a few live appearances with the group since his departure in 1989, but this will be the first time in over twenty years that the classic line up will present a full concert.
With album sales over well over 10 millino worldwide, Clannad have built up a formidable reputation for their dense harmonies, superb writing and recordings and their use of the Irish language. They have won many prestigious awards including an Ivor Novello, a Grammy and a BAFTA. Their music has been featured on blockbuster movies such as Harry’s Game, The Last of the Mohicans and Message in a Bottle. With featured themes on television series Robin of Sherwood and lending their unique style to the soundtrack of the animated movie Angel and the Solider Boy, Clannad’s portfolio goes above and beyond expectations. In celebration of their achievements, they have been also been honoured with not one, but two Lifetime Achievement Awards here in Ireland.
For more information log onto: www.templebartrad.com
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