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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 August 1952Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, Ireland
Birth NameMaire Brennan

Mini Bio (1)

As lead singer of Irish Celtic pioneers, Clannad, Moya has released over 20 albums and sold 10 million in her career. Clannad initiated what is now known as Celtic music, blending Irish traditional arrangements with an elemental sound, overlayered with Moya's ethereal vocal layering. Clannad have received Grammy, Ivor Novello and BAFTA awards for their music. As a solo artist Moya has released five albums: Maire (1992), Misty Eyed Adventures (1993), Perfect Time (1998), Whisper to the Wild Water (Grammy Nominated 1999) and Two Horizons (2004). In film, she was featured vocalist on King Arthur (2004), co-writing the title them "Tell Me Now (What You See)" with Hans Zimmer and wrote additional score for To End All Wars (2001). With Clannad, she wrote the love theme "I Will Find You" for The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and "Theme from Harry's Game" for Patriot Games (1992). She duetted with Paul Young on the end title "Both Sides Now" for Switch (1991) and Shane McGowan with "You're the One" for Circle of Friends (1995). Moya has collaborated with Bono, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Michael McDonald, Bruce Hornsby, The Chieftains, Paul Brady and Michael Crawford. She lives in Dublin, Ireland and is married to photographer Tim Jarvis

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William Oliver

Spouse (1)

Tim Jarvis (12 January 1991 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (22)

Older sister of Enya.
Has performed with Bono, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Michael McDonald, Joe Jackson, Bruce Hornsby, The Chieftains, Paul Brady, Michael Crawford and many, many others.
Eldest of nine children.
Has made over thirty albums and has toured all over the world.
Has performed in front of 2.1 million people, the largest crowd ever gathered in the Northern Hemisphere, in the year 2000 in Rome as the Pope celebrated the Prayer Vigil at World Youth Day.
With her family band, Clannad, started what's known today as Celtic music, played all over the world.
Has sold over 10 million albums world wide and is recognised as the solo voice in A-List movies such as King Arthur, Last Of The Mohicans, Circle Of Friends, Switch and Into The West.
Gaelic is her first language, the Irish language. When Clannad performed their award winning Theme from Harry's Game on the BBC's Top Of The Pops, it was the first time it had ever been heard there.
On March 17, 2004, performed at the Speaker's Luncheon on Capitol Hill in front of President George W. Bush and Irish dignitaries.
Daughter, Aisling Ann Precious (born January 1992), son, Paul Leo (born 1994)
Performed and recorded Ireland's official Olympic team song, 'Green to Gold', August 2008.
Lifetime achievement award 2007 Ireland Meteor Awards, Dublin Ireland.
Goodwill Ambassador of international disability charity, CBM.
Vocal range is Alto.
Just finished the music to King Arthur in Los Angeles, California for the new Jerry Bruckheimer movie. [April 2004]
Touring The Moya Brennan "An Irish Christmas Tour" in Germany. The kick off will be a concert in the St. Johanniskirche in Hamburg Germany. [December 2005]
Chelsea Flower Show/ Commission and performance in Diarmuid Gavin's Show Garden [May 2007]
Has just finished her newest album 'Two Horizons' and is touring the U.S. and Europe. [January 2004]
Edmonton Folk Festival. Solo and Clannad shows in France, Dubai, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, UK and Ireland [August 2008]
Onwards. Tour of UK, Germany, USA [March 2007]
An Irish Christmas released in USA/Canada. Promo media tour planned for December 2006 [September 2006]
New studio album, Signature, released Europe. USA/Worldwide release in Spring 2007 [October 2006]

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