Moya Brennan (formerly known as Máire Brennan)

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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.

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Legal name: Máire Ní Bhraonáin, Moya Brennan


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 is the older sister of Enya and Brídín Brennan. She began performing professionally in 1970 when her family formed the band Clannad, and is considered as the "First Lady of Celtic Music". Moya released her first solo album in 1992 called Máire, a successful venture. She has been nominated for two Grammys and has won an Emmy Award. She has recorded music for several soundtracks, including Titanic, To End All Wars and King Arthur.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Máire Máire Brennan 3
1995 Misty Eyed Adventures Máire Brennan 3
1998 Perfect Time Máire Brennan 2
1999 Whisper to the Wild Water Máire Brennan 2
2003 Two Horizons Moya Brennan 5
2003 In Christ Alone: New Hymns of Prayer & Worship Margaret Becker, Moya Brennan & Joanne Hogg 2
2005 An Irish Christmas Moya Brennan 3
2006 Signature Moya Brennan 2
2011 Voices & Harps Moya Brennan & Cormac DeBarra 1
2013 Affinity Moya Brennan & Cormac DeBarra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Heart Strings Moya Brennan 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Against the Wind Moya Brennan 1
1992 Jealous Heart Moya Brennan 1
1995 You're the One Shane MacGowan & Moya Brennan 1
1999 Saltwater Chicane feat. Maíre Brennan 6


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Signature Live Moya Brennan 1

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