In 2020 Clannad had just begun what was described as “a farewell world tour” to mark their fiftieth anniversary when the onset of the pandemic brought the eighteen-month programme of
In 2020 Clannad had just begun what was described as “a farewell world tour” to mark their fiftieth anniversary when the onset of the pandemic brought the eighteen-month programme of dates to a screaming halt. So finally after a two-year hiatus, the band is finally back on the road in what may be the last opportunity to see them perform in a full show.
Formed in 1970 by siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan, the band was reduced to a four piece line-up when Pádraig died in 2016. Clannad have sold 15 million records worldwide and with eight Top 10 UK albums to their name and have won both Grammy and BAFTA awards during their career.
“We had discussed prior to our world tour in 2013-2015, whether it would be our farewell tour…but since Pádraig passed we made the decision that our next tour would definitely be our last and we plan to make it a very special and memorable final journey.” To coincide with the tour, Clannad’s label, BMG, has released an anthology of their music entitled In a Lifetime containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career. It has been made available as a 38 track 2CD set, 2CD deluxe, 2LP, 2LP deluxe and an expanded deluxe 100+ track set as well as digital versions.
Tickets – costing £46.50 each – are available from https://www.ticketmaster.ie/clannad-the-farewell-tour-derry-27-03-2022/event/38005A939A3B1686.
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