Máire Brennan Speaks
Celtic Songstress Discusses Her Musical Journey
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Like the legendary Irish band she fronts, like within her own solo work and even like her sister Enya, Celtic songstress Máire Brennan transcends boundaries of styles and cultures on a regular basis.

For the past thirty years Brennan has captivated audiences around the World with her etheral singing style, in both English and Gaelic. While she is probably best known as the lead singer in Clannad, a band featuring several members of her family, she has a very successful solo career which recently led her to a Grammy nomination for Best New Age album for her latest effort Whisper to the Wild Water.

Brennan is also famous for her duets with other singing stars, such as Bono of U2 and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers, with whom she recorded the Peter Gabriel classic "Don't Give Up" for a Christian music compilation album entitled Streams. Built on the foundation of traditional Irish music and lifted with a spiritual element to her lyrics, Brennan admits that her love of music and performing runs deep.

Máire Brennan

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