Ireland’s Clannad will return to Australia for the first time in 18 years for shows in October and November.
The Irish family group are touring to mark their 40th anniversary. Bono calls singer Moya Brennan “one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced”.
Clannad formed in Donegal, in north-west Ireland in 1970 with siblings Moya, Pol and Ciaran Brennan and their twin uncles Padraig and Noel Duggan. Their first album ‘Clannad’ was released in 1970.
Clannad were nominated for Grammy Awards in 1993 and 1996 and won a Grammy in 1998 for the studio album ‘Landmarks’.
To mark the 40th anniversary Clannad will release ‘Nadur’, their first album since ‘Landmarks’ 15 years ago.
Tickets for the 2013 Australian tour go on sale at 10am August 16.
October 26, Melbourne, Hamer Hall
October 28, Brisbane, City Hall
October 30, Sydney, State Theatre
November 1, Perth, Astor Theatre
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