"Clannad (which means "family" in Gaelic) is made up of five members of the Brennan family, who began performing together in 1970. They have given a unique voice to modern Irish music. They have combined a deep love of traditional strains with a bold approach to writing and recording. Their legacy is a hugely impressive collection of albums, touching on folk, rock, ambient, jazz and world music. Many of these records have featured lyrics in their native Gaelic tongue, while others have been performed in English. Either way, those vocals have plugged directly into the popular imagination."
"They grew up in the parish of Gweedore, Donegal, in the secluded north-west. Maire, Pol and Ciaran Brennan sang and played from an early age in their father's bar, Leo's Tavern. Soon they were accompanied by their uncles, Padraig and Noel Duggan, winning a talent contest in Letterkenny in 1970. Their first album, 'Clannad' was released in 1973. They were celebrated at home, and found an appreciative folk audience in Germany. The 1982 album , 'Fuaim', featured sister Enya."
The Best of Clannad - In A Lifetime released on February 24, 2004 is a career-defining retrospective from the acclaimed 1999 Grammy award winning Irish family group. Here is a truly mastered Album which captivates and moves the listener from the busy
hustle of the world into a moment in time that refreshes. Not one song on this CD will disappoint. As you listen to each one you will feel the power of music that sooths the wild beast.
Track Listing - The Best of Clannad - In A Lifetime:
1. In A Lifetime (with Bono)
2. Theme From Harry's Game
3. I Will Find You
4. What Will I Do
5. Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn)
6. Both Sides Now (with Paul Young)
7. Robin (The Hooded Man)
9. Of This Land
10. Something To Believe In (with Bruce Hornsby)
11. Caislean Óir
12. Trail Of Tears
13. Rí Na Cruinne
14. Buachaill Ón Éirne
16. A Dream In The Night
18. Christmas Angels