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, 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.

  1. ↑ UCB Ireland AM/FM LICENCE APPLICATION 2006 at the Wayback Machine (archived April 15, 2012)
  2. ↑ "Moya Brennan Releases EMI Signature CMG Sparrow Celtic Music | Christian Music". Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ↑ Coyle, Colin (17 May 2009). "Surge in deed poll name changes". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  4. ↑ Murray, Fiona (2 May 2004). "UK | Northern Ireland | Beautiful night for Clannad star". BBC News. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  5. ↑ "Signature Tunes – Moya Brennan". 27 July 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  6. ↑ CLANN you believe it? We nearly quit because we were slated by Irish musician; MOYA BRENNAN ON CLANNAD' EARLY DAYS.(News). Retrieved on 4 May 2012.
  7. ↑ The Clannad Newsblog: Emmy Award For "Music Of Ireland". (1 May 2011). Retrieved on 4 May 2012.
  8. ↑ Titanic- Soundtrack details. Retrieved on 4 May 2012.
  9. ↑ Maire Brennan Discography at Discogs. Retrieved on 4 May 2012.
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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Máire Moya Brennan 3
1995 Misty Eyed Adventures Moya Brennan 3
1998 Perfect Time Máire Brennan 2
1999 Whisper to the Wild Water Moya Brennan 2
2003 Two Horizons Moya Brennan 4
2003 In Christ Alone: New Hymns of Prayer & Worship Margaret Becker, Moya Brennan & Joanne Hogg 2
2005 An Irish Christmas Moya Brennan 2
2006 Signature Moya Brennan 2
2008 Heart Strings Moya Brennan 2
2011 Voices & Harps Moya Brennan & Cormac DeBarra 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 You're the One Shane MacGowan & Moya Brennan 1
1999 Saltwater Chicane feat. Máire Brennan 5

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 - An Irish Christmas Moya Brennan 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Signature Live Moya Brennan 1

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