Moya Brennan (formerly known as Máire Brennan)
Moya Brennan (born Máire Ní Bhraonáin) is a member of the family group Clannad as well as a solo artist, and has released recordings under the names "Moya Brennan" and "Máire Brennan". Like her sister Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin), she has used the anglicized spelling of her name since 2002 to avoid frequent mispronunciations. In 2009, she legally changed her name to Moya Brennan by deed poll.
Legal name: Máire Ní Bhraonáin
Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin (Irish pronunciation: [mˠaːrʲə nʲiː vɾˠiːn̪ˠaːn]), also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist. She began performing professionally in 1970 when her family formed the band Clannad, and is now widely considered as the "First Lady of Celtic Music". Moya released her first solo album in 1992 called Máire, a successful venture, her solo career has remained successful to this day, many years after Clannad took a hiatus in 1996. She has been nominated for two Grammys and has won an Emmy Award. She has recorded with many world-famous musicians and has provided music for several soundtracks, including Titanic, To End All Wars and King Arthur.
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