BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo will welcome Clannad on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in
the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus. The
concert is produced by Metropolitan Talent Presents.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m.
In a career spanning four decades, acclaimed Irish family band
Clannad has made music that entwines the traditional and the
modern, with stunningly beautiful results. With their haunting
songs and mesmerizing vocals, the award-winning group has sold over
10 million records worldwide. This year, Clannad is celebrating
their 40th anniversary together with a two-CD set, The Essential
Clannad, a public television special Clannad -- Live at Christ
Church Cathedral Dublin, and North American tour.
Clannad consists of siblings Moya, Ciaran and Pol Brennan along
with their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan. In weaving their
unique and timeless sound, Clannad drew from the various strands of
music that surrounded them as they grew up in the remote northwest
coast of Ireland. In concert, they captivate fans on an enchanting
world music journey.
During the '70s, they recorded six traditional albums, each of
which helped to shape and refine the band's now unmistakable sound.
Their young sister Enya Brennan joined the band on keyboards for
two of those albums before leaving to pursue her own highly
successful solo career.
The group's popularity grew when Theme From Harry's Game became
a chart hit and was used in the U.S. by Volkswagen in a major
advertising campaign. They created music for popular television
series Robin of Sherwood and had their music featured in movies
such as Last Of The Mohicans and Patriot Games. In 1999, Clannad
was honored with a Grammy for Best New Age Album.
Since their inception, Clannad bridged the gap between
traditional Irish music and pop music, a groundbreaking
accomplishment that has inspired so many other contemporary Irish
Tickets for Clannad are $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50. Tickets are
available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations,
including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000;
in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information, call