Friday, 15 December 2017

Clannad go back to their roots

LEGENDARY Irish band Clannad will spend a night in Reading this month as part of their latest tour.

With a career which has spanned more than 40 years, the band continue to enjoy critical acclaim, just last month being named BBC Radio 2’s latest recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. For the first time in almost 25 years, Clannad will tour with their original line-up siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan — now performing together again after Pól had left the band in 1990.

Their latest album Nádúr is their first studio album since the Grammy award-winning Landmarks release in 1998. Its name, the Gaelic word for nature, is fitting for the coming together of this Celtic family band. In the words of another celebrated Irishman, Bono: “Not since Seán Ó Riada gave birth to the nation has there been such a unique talent to remind us of who we are, who we were and who we can be, ancient and modern at the same time. Clannad, we owe you.”

Clannad perform at the Hexagon, Reading, on October 17. Box office 0118 960 6060 or online at www.readingarts.com

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