Taking their name from the Irish word for family, the band consisted of Ciarán, Pól and Moya Brennan and their twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan.
They achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the themes to TV shows Harry's Game and Robin of Sherwood.
CLANNAD-were signed up to RCA Records when they were approached and asked if they would be interested in doing a song for a fictional drama on British TV depicting the troubles in Northern Ireland. Clannad got together and wrote the now-Legendary song
"Theme from Harry's Game" entering the British charts at number 5 it remains the only hit single in the UK ever to be sung entirely in Irish Gaelic. Rest In Peace Pádraig. Eddie