Padraig Duggan of Clannad dies
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Clannad formed in Gweedore, Ireland in 1970.
Between 1973 and 1997 released 15 albums before disbanding but then reformed for concerts in 2011 and a new album ‘Nadur’ in 2013.
The Clannad influence was felt in the movie ‘Titanic’ with James Horner basing his soundtrack around the band’s sound. U2’s Bono is a huge fan of the band.
Enya is Padraig’s neice (and the Brennan’s younger sister).
Clannad won a Grammy Award for their 1998 album ‘Landmarks’.
Padraig and his twin brother Noel were born on 23 January 1949. Padraig’s cousin Leo Brennan, father of the Clannad Brennan’s died only weeks ago.