Over the years with Clannad and also in her solo shows, Moya has delivered pioneering Celtic harmonies and music rooted in her Irish heritage and inspired by the powerful elements of ocean, mountains and endless skies that surrounded her growing up in the native Donegal.
Moya draws audiences into her world of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony. A journey where spells of rousing Irish tunes give way to moments of exquisite, fragile stillness.
Moya has travelled the world as an enthusiastic advocate of the Irish language and has performed for Popes, Princes and Presidents along the way! Yet it is the intimacy and beauty of her singing which keep bringing her audiences back.
Moya, along with Clannad, has sold over 15 million records worldwide and a received a string of top awards, including Ivor Novello, BAFTA and a Grammy. Clannad were awarded a lifetime achievement at the BBC Folk Awards in 2014.
Their sound has become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career.
Moya’s solo career has continued that success with nine albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Following her 2018 studio album Canvas, Moya is set to release (in Spring 2019) a new Voices & Harps album with her long-time musical collaborator, Irish harp virtuoso, Cormac De Barra.
Her career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan and, of course, Bono, who said of Moya recently, “I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced”.
Graham Ramsay of promoters Ten Feet Tall commented: “Moya has the voice of an Angel and sings like nothing you've ever heard before. This is a great chance for people to experience her beautiful voice in an intimate live setting!”
· Moya Brennan plays ARC, Stockton on Thursday 4 April at 8.00pm.
Tickets, priced £25.00 are available from www.arconline.co.uk or from the Box Office on 01642 525199.