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|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This family band, from Gweedore in Co. Donegal, Eire enjoyed transatlantic commercial success by skilfully crossing the bridge between folk and rock. Clannad was formed in 1968 by brothers Pól Brennan (Pol Ó Braonáin, Eire; guitar, vocals, percussion, flute) and Ciarán Brennan (b. Ciaran Braonáin, Eire; guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), and their twin uncles Pádraig Duggan (b. Pádraig Ó Dúgáin, February 1949, Eire; guitar, vocals, mandolin) and Noel Duggan (b. Noel Ó Dúgáin, February 1949, Eire; guitar, vocals). They were originally known as An Clann As Dobhar (Gaelic for a family from the township of Dore), and although the name was soon abbreviated to Clannad the band continued to sing mainly in their native tongue. They played at local folk festivals and Leos Tavern, run by Leo Brennan, a former showband musician and father of the Brennan group members of Clannad....