Clannad

Profil:
Irish family group, started as folk/folk-rock/folk fusion in the early 70s, but with their 1982 album, moved to an unusual style of folk-based music typically involves much use of synthesisers and electronic production techniques. Fronted by Maire Ni Bhraonain AKA Maire Brennan, who recreated her vocals from "Theme From Harry's Game" for Chicane's hit "Saltwater".

'Theme From Harry's Game' was released in the winter of 1982. Radio programmers and audiences were captivated by the dense harmonies and the Gaelic words. It leapt into the Top five in the UK charts. The 'Magical Ring' album followed in 1983, and by now brothers Pol and Ciaran were writing evocative and powerful music. This was furthered on 'Legend' a soundtrack commissioned for the television series, 'Robin Of Sherwood' in 1984. During this period, the band received numerous awards including an Ivor Novello and a BAFTA for their ground-breaking work on this album.

This primed the band for one of their most mesmeric records. 'Macalla', released in 1985, featured more electronic arrangements, while Maire's voice was reaching the extremes of joy and melancholy. A chance remark to their friends in U2 resulted in Bono singing a duet with Maire on the track 'In A Lifetime'. This charted twice, in 1986 and again in 1989. The follow-up, 'Sirius' was completed in Los Angeles with some of the city's most famous musicians, as the Clannad sound took another unscripted change.

'PastPresent', released in 1989 brought the music of Clannad to an even bigger audience. Summarising their first four RCA albums it became a much-loved fixture in the UK chart eventually going Top 5. The BBC had obviously noted the huge success of the soundtrack to Robin and commissioned a project that would become the outstanding album 'Atlantic Realm'. This was followed in the same year by Clannad's first soundtrack work on an animation, 'Angel And The Soldier Boy'.

Maire, Padraig and Noel were writing more now, supplementing Ciaran's work. The latter was also honing his skills as a producer. Their 'Anam' album made the top 20 in 1990. 'Theme From Harry's Game' featured on the 1992 film Patriot Games, featuring Harrison Ford, raising the band's profile again in America. The band's music was increasingly in demand for soundtrack work, appearing on Last Of The Mohicans, (1992) and Message In A Bottle (1999).
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Albums

Clannad - Clannad Cover-Design Clannad Clannad (Album) Philips Ireland 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Clannad 2 Cover-Design Clannad Clannad 2 (Album) Gael-Linn Ireland 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Dúlamán Cover-Design Clannad Dúlamán (Album) Gael-Linn Ireland 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - In Concert Cover-Design Clannad In Concert (Album) Intercord US 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Crann Ull Cover-Design Clannad Crann Ull (Album) Tara, Tara UK & Ireland 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Fuaim Cover-Design Clannad Fuaim (Album) Tara UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Magical Ring Cover-Design Clannad Magical Ring (Album) Tara UK & Europe 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Legend Cover-Design Clannad Legend (Album) RCA Ireland 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Macalla Cover-Design Clannad Macalla (Album) Tara Israel 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Sirius Cover-Design Clannad Sirius (Album) RCA Portugal 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
CN 5199/S Clannad - On Stage Cover-Design Elmer Bernstein With Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra / Clannad Elmer Bernstein With Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra / Clannad - On Stage(2xLP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5199/S UK 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Atlantic Realm Cover-Design Clannad Atlantic Realm (Album) BBC Records UK 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - The Angel And The Soldier Boy Cover-Design Clannad The Angel And The Soldier Boy (Album) RCA UK 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Anam Cover-Design Clannad Anam (Album) RCA UK & Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Themes Cover-Design Clannad Themes (Comp, Album) K-Tel Ireland 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Banba Cover-Design Clannad Banba (Album) RCA, BMG Canada 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Lore Cover-Design Clannad Lore (Album) RCA, BMG Canada 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - The Ultimate Collection Cover-Design Clannad The Ultimate Collection (Comp) BMG, RCA Poland 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Landmarks Cover-Design Clannad Landmarks (Album) BMG, RCA US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Live In Concert Cover-Design Clannad Live In Concert Koch Records Europe 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Christ Church Cathedral Cover-Design Clannad Christ Church Cathedral (Album) ARC Music, ARC Music 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Nádúr Cover-Design Clannad Nádúr (Album) ARC Music UK & Europe 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
Clannad - Turas 1980 - Live In Bremen Cover-Design Clannad Turas 1980 - Live In Bremen (Album) MIG Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
MOCCD13630 Clannad - Lore Cover-Design Clannad Lore(CD, Album) Music On CD MOCCD13630 Netherlands 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

CES.022 Clannad - An Bealach Seo 'Tá Romham / Faoileán Cover-Design Clannad / Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Agus Donal Lunny Clannad / Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Agus Donal Lunny - An Bealach Seo 'Tá Romham / Faoileán(7", Single) Gael-Linn CES.022 Ireland 1975 Diese Version verkaufen