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Clannad, the Irish family group responsible for such timeless music as 'Theme From Harry's','Game', 'In A Lifetime', 'Will Find You' and the sound track to the 'Robin Of Sherwood' TV series, make a welcome return to the UK in 2014, performing at The Sands Centre this October.
Over the decades, Clannad have made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future, with stunningly beautiful results. With their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound the group has sold over fifteen million records worldwide. Comprised of siblings Moya, Ciaran and Pol Brennan, along with their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan, the band began life performing in the family owned tavern in a remote part of North West Ireland. After winning an established folk competition, of which the prize was a record deal with Phillips, they decided to go at it full time and their self-titled debut album, Clannad, was released in 1973.
The band first came to real prominence in the UK in 1982 where after the hard hitting drama 'Harry's Game' was aired, their evocative theme song was propelled into the high reaches of the UK singles chart. This was no overnight success though, the band already had years of touring and six albums under their belt. Following the success of this album they were approached to write a theme song for an upcoming TV series 'Robin Of Sherwood'. As work on this progressed, it turned out to be much more than a song. Clannad ended up composing all of the music for the entire three series. The show was a huge success at the time in the UK and is still on constant repeat in many countries across the World.
In 1998 they released, what was their last studio album to date. 'Landmarks' was recorded in the middle of a forest in the Dublin mountains over a six month period. After two previous nominations this was the album that finally won them a Grammy.
After 'Landmarks', and twenty five years on the stage, Clannad were keen to take an extended break for some rest and relaxation and also to explore individual pursuits. The band came back together, professionally, in 2007 to be presented with a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in Ireland's version of the BRIT awards.
In 2014 Clannad were presented with the BBC Radio 2 Folk award for 'Lifetime Achievement' and after releasing their latest album Nadur (Irish for nature) in September 2013, Clannad are embarking on an extensive world tour with the show comprising of songs from their 40 year career as recording artists.