RECAP – Moya Brennan and her Band – @iahcchicago November 5, 2017 @Moyaclannad @cormacharper

Above video from Connolly’s in NYC 11/12/17 (hence the wobbles and a bit of talking..)

RECAP – Moya Brennan and her Band
The 27th Moya Brennan and her Band Salon Concert featured returning headliners Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music and her band, who presented a stunning program of traditional harp music and songs, both from her CLANNAD days and her solo recordings. The listeners sat enthralled for two sets of the band’s enchanting, otherworldly sounds.
Moya, who hails from Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal and now resides in Dublin, came from a large family of traditional singers and musicians and is a founding member of the legendary Irish folk group Clannad. She has also had a successful solo career, releasing numerous studio recordings over the years while participating in many successful collaborations, including artists such as the Chieftains, Bono, and Paul Brady. She also has significant film and television sound recording projects among her accomplishments. The most successful of the latter was Clannad’s Emmy-winning title cut for the 1980s British television show “Harry’s Game,” which she sang to an absolutely hushed crowd at one point in our evening.
The band lineup featured the tremendous harper, Cormac de Barra. Like Moya, Cormac also hails from a large musical family, but from Dublin with Cork roots in his case. Cormac is a highly accomplished harpist with a long list of plaudits, including competition victories, a personal performance for the Emperor of Japan, residencies with major theatrical productions, and eight studio albums, including several with Moya Brennan. Cormac’s performance on the night included a note-perfect rendition of Mr. O’Connor, an intricate and expressive harp piece from the early 1700s. He also provided accompanying vocals on many numbers, adding a choral touch to the shimmering sound of the harps.
Joining Moya and Cormac were Moya’s daughter and son, Aisling (guitar and vocals) and Paul Jarvis (keyboards and percussion), along with Lia Wright (violin, vocals). Aisling Jarvis is an accomplished singer/songwriter in her own right and brought a deal of depth and warmth to the group sound with her guitar and backing vocals. Paul’s keyboards rounded out the low end and he added percussion with the bodhran and cajon for rhythmic punch. Lia’s silky fiddle and backing vocals added and extra layer of sound to the whole and helped to recreate the Clannad sound on many numbers. Their rendition of the Clannad classic, “Mhorag`s Na Horo Gheallaidh” with Moya was stunningly beautiful.
The group gave an encore and stayed late afterward to talk with fans and autograph CDs, a gesture everyone much appreciated.
The quintet were preceded by a performing group from the Academy of Irish Music, who displayed their recent musical growth with aplomb.
The next Salon Concert will feature a young, exciting fiddle and guitar duo, Finn Magill and David Curley Salon Concert, on Friday, December 1st, at 8PM, tickets $20, kids 18 and under free and are available now at the Irish American Heritage Center website.
Thank you to Moya, her husband and tour manager Tim Jarvis, Cormac de Barra, Aisling and Paul Jarvis, Lia Wright, the Academy of Irish Music, and Dave Unger, our sound engineer, for an evening of beautiful music.
Thanks also to our Salon Concerts Team: Noel Rice, Karen Cook and Patrick Cannady, Mary Alice McCarthy, Mary Moore, and Linda for helping make it all happen.
Thank you to Blarney on the Air with Jack Baker and Gayle Tallackson Baker for dedicating a show to talk to us about Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert and play her music, Ireland Tonight with Maryann McTeague Keifer, The Hegarty Irish Radio Hour, The O’Connor Irish Radio Show and the Good Morning Ireland Radio Show for their promotional assistance, we appreciate it greatly.
Special thanks to Siobhainn O’Connor and Sean Ginnelly for taking time to interview Moya on their radio shows as well.
We would also wish to say Thank you to the IAHC Board, especially President Geno Cooney, and also to the IAHC staff: Meg Buchanan, Barb Malone, Maeve Burke, Kathy O’Neill Becky Tatz and Ellen Folan Moosa for all their help. Big Thanks to Laura Coyle for the outstanding artwork on our flyer.
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Thanks to @Moyaclannad and @cormacharper and the Band for a stellar night! #VoiceofClannad #RiverofSong #MoyaBrennan

 

“First two shows in Chicago and Cleveland were fantastic! Thank you Salon Concerts Chicago​ and Nighttown​ for having us, and thank you to everyone who came to the shows! On to Sellersville Theater tonight, hope to see some of you there!#sellersvilletheater #sellersville #pennsylvannia ” From Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music​ Page

Thank you for your beautiful music and looking forward to your next visit to us in Chicago! Salon Concerts Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center​! – Sincerely, the Salon Concerts Chicago team!

Some photos! @SalonConcertChi @Moyaclannad and her Band last Sunday @iahcchicago #VoiceofClannad

Some photos from the wonderful Salon Concerts Chicago​ with Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music​ and her Band on Sunday, November 5th at the Irish American Heritage Center​ !

More photos from the wonderful @SalonConcertChi @moyaclannad @clannadmusic at the @iahcchicago !

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#FBF “I Will Find You” – @Moyaclannad and her Band November 5th! #RiverofSong #VoiceofClannad

Moya Brennan Live with her band at the Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands February 2017
From “The Last of The Mohicans” movie – I Will Find You
Tickets available now for their Chicago Show, a Salon Concert on November 5th!

“An Seanduine Dóite” coming up TODAY, 5pm! Tix at door! #MoyaBrennan #VoiceofClannad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7TCZhCIDUw

A fun video of “An Seanduine Dóite – The Burnt Old Man”- Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music doing it with her Band!

Chicagoland folks, tickets now available for Moya Brennan and Her Band Salon Concert on November 5th!

https://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-moya-brennan-and-her-band/

Thanks Hagerty Irish Hour: @Moyaclannad – @SalonConcertChi Sunday Nov 5th 5pm!

 Moya Brennan – First Lady of Celtic Music and the voice of Clannad Music is touring internationally to showcase her new studio album Canvas.
Brennan’s effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms. This is in evidence on Canvas, co-written with her children, Aisling and Paul, who are in her band, along with Irish harp and violin virtuosos, Cormac de Barra and Lia Wright.
With Clannad, Brennan rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and countless awards. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Her solo career has continued that success with 9 albums and a live show that has developed into an audio and visual spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.
The Salon Concerts series is dedicated to providing its audience with opportunities to listen to high-quality Irish music performed by talented musicians in an intimate and friendly concert setting.
The Salon Concert featuring Moya Brennan and her band is Sunday, November 5 at 5pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and teens and children 18 and under are free. The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will perform an opening set.
To purchase tickets, click below, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.”

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  • Location: Irish American Heritage Center | 4626 N. Knox Ave. | Chicago | 60630

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Moya Brennan and her band this fall at the Center.

Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music is touring internationally to showcase her new studio album Canvas.

Brennan’s effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms. This is in evidence on Canvas, co-written with her children, Aisling and Paul, who are in her band, along with Irish harp and violin virtuosos, Cormac De Barra and Lia Wright.

With Clannad, Brennan rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and countless awards. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Her solo career has continued that success with 9 albums and a live show that has developed into an audio and visual spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.

The Salon Concerts series is dedicated to providing its audience with opportunities to listen to high-quality Irish music performed by talented musicians in an intimate and friendly concert setting.

The Salon Concert featuring Moya Brennan and her band is Sunday, November 5 at 5pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and teens and children 18 and under are free. The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will perform an opening set.

Tickets here:

https://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-moya-brennan-and-her-band/

Four days until the Chicago show #MoyaBrennan #IAHC Get your tickets now!

Tickets available now! @moyaclannad and her Band #IAHC Sunday Feb 5th 5pm!

Moya Brennan and her Band Salon Concert
with Aisling Jarvis, Paul Jarvis, Cormac de Barra and Lia Wright

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Moya Brennan and her Band at the Irish American Heritage Center Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5pm.
 
Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music is touring internationally to showcase her new studio album “Canvas”.
 
Her effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms. This is very much in evidence on her new album which was largely co-written with her daughter and son, Aisling (25) and Paul (23) who are both in her band along with Irish harp and violin virtuosos, Cormac De Barra and Lia Wright.
 
With Clannad, Moya rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a Grammy in 1998. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career. 

Moya’s solo career has continued that success with 9 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony.

The Salon Concerts series is dedicated to providing its audience with opportunities to listen to high-quality Irish music performed by talented musicians in an intimate and friendly concert setting.

The Moya Brennan and Band Salon Concert is Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5PM. Tickets are $25 for adults, and teens and children 18 and under are free. To purchase tickets, click below, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.

Returning to the @iahcchicago Nov 5th, @moyaclannad @cormacharper! for @SalonConcertsChicago

The First Lady of Celtic Music; Moya Brennan, makes a royal return to the #IAHC for the next in our Salon Concerts Chicago series. She is joined by her band, including Cormac de Barra. The concert is this Sunday, 11/5 at 5pm. Click here for tix.
http://bit.ly/2xFcV0A