Clannad celebrate its 40th anniversary as a performing band with the release of their latest album ‘Nádúr’ on ARC Music (www.arcmusic.co.uk). Celebration plans include a tour in New Zealand in October their first trip there since 1996 and a combined UK tour with Mary Black in March 2014 and more to be added.
‘Nádúr’ was launched at the Irish Embassy in London on September 20th. Nádúr’ is available on on CD/Download/Vinyl.
‘Nádúr’, the Gaelic word for Nature. is a fitting title. The album sees the family band – siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan – back together on record as the full original line-up for the first time since the 1989 album Past Present. Following Pól’s departure after that album, the band continued to release four highly successful albums – the last being the Grammy-winning album Landmarks in 1998.
‘Nádúr’ has been enthusiastically received by press and critics alike in Ireland and the UK and reviewed in The Irish Mail on Sunday, and The Irish Times and upcoming in Irish Music Magazine, fRoots and The Living Tradition.