Catch Moya Brennan’s River of Songs tour with 2-for-1 tickets for LoveMusicPass members for The Voice of Clannad, Thursday 1 June.
Moya has just released her new solo album, Canvas – her first since Signature in 2006 – and brings her new live show to England and Wales for a series of concerts in late May, early June.
In recent years, recordings with Clannad and the highly acclaimed Voices & Harps collaborations with Cormac De Barra have kept her very busy. But now, once again, she explores her own musical ideas, continuing an adventure which started eight albums ago with her first solo release, Máire, in 1992 (remember that was the album with her baby daughter, Aisling, in her arms on the cover). The thrill for Moya this time is that Aisling is now her studio engineer and co-writer. And even more exciting is that her son, Paul, is also co-writing many of the new songs with her. Expect to see them both in a new band line up in 2017 along with Cormac on harp and the beautiful violin and voice of Lia Wright.
Want to know more about Moya? Read on…
When Bono stated recently, “I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced”, he was heralding what many people know already about The Voice of Clannad, Moya Brennan. She sings like nothing you’ve ever heard before! So it makes sense that her live solo shows – with all the musicality and power of Clannad but with added, heart-warming intimacy – should be such a rich and moving experience. Her effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms.
With Clannad she rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a Grammy in 1998. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career.
Moya’s solo career has continued that success with 8 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.
Besides her solo work Moya has been much in demand for a number of other projects and is both vociferous and active in her championing of Irish arts and culture abroad. Her career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan and, of course, Bono.
Her voice continues to be in demand in dance music and includes collaborations with Chicane (Saltwater), DJ Roger Shah and Schiller.
In recent years she has been involved in two exciting collaborations; Firstly with three renowned Irish female singers as T with the Maggies (Moya, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan) and Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill (Skara Brae, Bothy Band, Coolfin) and also as Voices & Harps with renowned Irish harpist, Cormac De Barra.
“Ireland is changing rapidly but one thing that remains constant is our love of music and wanting the whole world to hear it. I love being part of that”, says Moya.
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