CLANNAD to Play Harris Center, 2/16
With the release of their first new album, Nádúr (Irish for "Nature") since 1998, CLANNAD is undertaking an extensive world tour featuring songs from their 40 year career as recording artists. The Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is proud to be one of few venues selected from throughout North America to present the band live, in concert, for its enthusiastic fans, old and new, for one night only.
In a career spanning four decades, CLANNAD has made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future. With their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound the group has sold over 15 million records worldwide and won countless awards over the years, including Billboard's "World Song of the Year" in 1992, a Grammy for "Best New Age Album" in 1999, and they have been the recipients of two "Lifetime Achievement Awards" at home in Ireland.
CLANNAD will perform on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $25-$39; Premium $49; Students and children $20. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
Now, after an extended break, CLANNAD is back with Nádúr, the first album of new material since 1998's Grammy winning Landmarks, and the first since 1989's album Past Present to feature the return of all five original members (siblings Moya, Ciaran and Pol Brennan, and their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan).
The acclaimed Irish group consists of family members who began by drawing inspiration from their home in the remote northwest coast of Ireland. Towards the end of the 70's they recruited their younger sister in on piano and harmony vocals. She worked on two albums and several tours with them before going on to establish her own highly successful solo career as Enya.
"Theme from Harry's Game" was their first big break, topping the charts in Europe and also being used in an American advertising campaign for Volkswagen. They also created the music for the highly popular television series Robin of Sherwood, had music featured in movies such as Last of The Mohicans and Patriot Games, and recorded In A Lifetime, which features a duet with U2's Bono.
For this close-knit group, their musical journey is both remarkable in its personal accomplishment and historic in its contributions to Irish culture. It is indeed fascinating to consider that what today is so widely regarded as Celtic music was first called "Clannad music." There is perhaps no greater testament to the impact of this groundbreaking group than that.