Clannad’s Moya is heartbroken after her brother dies – archyde

Clannad front woman Moya Brennan said she was heartbroken after the death of her brother Leon, who had worked behind the scenes with the Donegal group for 35 years.

Mr Brennan, who lived in Dublin, handled Clannad’s merchandise and also worked as the band’s tour and production manager.

In a tweet on Friday evening, Moya Brennan said: “I am heartbroken, my dear brother Leon died this morning with his family. I know he has touched the lives of many people around the world and he is so much missed. “

The Brennan family pub, Leo’s Tavern in Gweedore, has been closed out of respect.

Inspired and encouraged by her musical father Leo, who died in 2016 at the age of 90, four of the Brennan children formed Clannad with their uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan and gained worldwide fame for their distinctive brand of Celtic harmony and had a number of hits like The theme from Harry’s game and In a lifetime with Bono.

Moya Brennan

The youngest member of the band, Enya, left the group and pursued an extremely successful solo career Orinoco river 1988.

Moya Brennan has also had a very successful singing career, being nominated for two Grammys and winning an Emmy Award for being part of the team involved in a two-part US documentary on Irish music.

Tributes were paid upon the news of Leon Brennan’s death.

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