Tuesday, 12 April 2011

ABC Wednesday: M for Moya, and Music


Moya (Máire) Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and harpist. She began her career in the family band Clannad in 1970. Her first solo album was released in 1992, and since then she has produced several more. (I am the happy owner of six of them from between 1998-2008.)

Moya’s sister Enya (born 1961) also made a successful solo career.

Moya’s music is usually classified as Celtic, and sometimes as New Age - many of her lyrics however are clearly Christian.

Listen to and watch Moya at YouTube, singing Tara from the album Two Horizons: 

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  1. I have her Perfect Time album and I really like it. She has a beautiful voice.

    An Arkies Musings

  2. I have her C.D.'s! And probably all of Clannad, and several of Enya!! I LOVE Celtic music, and love watching the Riverdance series, too. I have tons of Celtic music and traditional English like Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention. Who did I see when I opened the morning paper but a big photo of Paul Simon!!! They wrote in depth about his new album, calling it one of his best ever...a sweetness and light in his voice that has not diminished over the years....love in many different forms...a feast of words...a magnificent addition to his canon that may signal a brand new epoch!

  3. I have 2 Clannad and 2 Enya albums! Marvelous music!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I have two Enya albums, too, I'll look for one by Clannad! Great post for the M Day and lovely music as well! Hope your week is going well.!

    ABC Team

  5. I've just counted: 7 Enya and 4 Clannad in my collection but I'd never heard of Moya even though she she appears on some of the Clannad albums.

  6. I have many of Enya's CDs but nothing of Clannad and I was blissfully unaware of Moya! Adore her voice in this clip!

  7. i guess i am odd man out since i have never heard of her, the music is beautiful. i do love riverdance that Ginny mentioned but that is the only celtic music i have heard except for on public TV once in a while. i dont buy music at all. i was raised in a home with no music in it, and the music i know is all the old hymns we sung in church.

  8. I too have many Clannad cds and more by Enya, thank you for introducing me to Moya.

  9. Moya and Enya make hauntingly beautiful Music. Great choice. My M word is at peripheral perceptions http://bit.ly/fu4gO5

  10. Nice pick for letter M! Love the video!

    My Letter M, hope you can come and see. Have a great Wednesday!


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