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

6392 013 Clannad - Clannad Cover-Design Clannad Clannad (Album) Philips 6392 013 Ireland 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
CEF 041 Clannad - Clannad 2 Cover-Design Clannad Clannad 2 (Album) Gael-Linn CEF 041 Ireland 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
CEF 058 Clannad - Dúlamán Cover-Design Clannad Dúlamán (Album) Gael-Linn CEF 058 Ireland 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
BLB 5001 Clannad - In Concert Cover-Design Clannad In Concert (Album) Intercord BLB 5001 US 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
TARA 3007, Tara 3007 Clannad - Crann Ull Cover-Design Clannad Crann Ull (Album) Tara, Tara TARA 3007, Tara 3007 UK & Ireland 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
4TA 3008 Clannad - Fuaim Cover-Design Clannad Fuaim (Album) Tara 4TA 3008 Ireland 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
RCALP 6072, PL 25462 Clannad - Magical Ring Cover-Design Clannad Magical Ring (Album) RCA RCALP 6072, PL 25462 UK 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Tara 3012, 4TA 3012 Clannad - Legend Cover-Design Clannad Legend (Album) RCA Tara 3012, 4TA 3012 Ireland 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
TMS 70042 Clannad - Macalla Cover-Design Clannad Macalla (Album) Tara TMS 70042 Argentina 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
pk71513 Clannad - Sirius Cover-Design Clannad Sirius (Album) RCA pk71513 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
ZCF 727 Clannad - Atlantic Realm Cover-Design Clannad Atlantic Realm (Album) BBC Records ZCF 727 UK 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 74328 Clannad - The Angel And The Soldier Boy Cover-Design Clannad The Angel And The Soldier Boy (Album) RCA PK 74328 Europe 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
PK 74762 Clannad - Anam Cover-Design Clannad Anam (Album) RCA PK 74762 UK & Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
KCD 355 Clannad - Themes Cover-Design Clannad Themes (Comp, Album) K-Tel KCD 355 Ireland 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
CD 82503 Clannad - Banba Cover-Design Clannad Banba (Album) RCA, BMG CD 82503 Canada 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
A2 82753 Clannad - Lore Cover-Design Clannad Lore (Album) RCA, BMG A2 82753 Canada 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
83083-4 Clannad - Landmarks Cover-Design Clannad Landmarks (Album) BMG, RCA 83083-4 US 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
MDMCD006 Clannad - Live In Concert Cover-Design Clannad Live In Concert Koch Records MDMCD006 Europe 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
EUCD 2441, EUCD2441 Clannad - Christ Church Cathedral Cover-Design Clannad Christ Church Cathedral (Album) ARC Music, ARC Music EUCD 2441, EUCD2441 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
EUCD 2471 Clannad - Nádúr Cover-Design Clannad Nádúr (Album) ARC Music EUCD 2471 UK & Europe 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
02091 2LP Clannad - Turas 1980 - Live In Bremen Cover-Design Clannad Turas 1980 - Live In Bremen (Album) MIG 02091 2LP Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

CES 016 Clannad - Dheanainn Sugradh Cover-Design Clannad Dheanainn Sugradh(7") Gael-Linn CES 016 Ireland 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
CES.022 Clannad - An Bealach Seo 'Tá Romham / Faoileán Cover-Design Clannad / Tríona*, Mairéad*, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Agus Donal Lunny Clannad / Tríona*, Mairéad*, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Agus Donal Lunny - An Bealach Seo 'Tá Romham / Faoileán(7", Single) Gael-Linn CES.022 Ireland 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
BB 105 Clannad - Down By The Sally Gardens Cover-Design Clannad Down By The Sally Gardens(7") Ogham BB 105 Ireland 1978 Diese Version verkaufen