Today’s family is not a fictional one like last weeks, rather, one of the most influential families in the world of Irish music. I’m amazed that I’ve yet to mention this name, or indeed failed to mention many Irish families at all in this feature. Since this family today consists of a massive nine children, we’re going a long way to rectify that today.
The Brennans rose to prominence through the family band, Clannad, which first became active in the 1970s and hit the big time at the beginning of the 1980s. Perhaps the best known member is Enya, who has made a name for herself through her solo career she pursued after leaving the band in 1981. The band disbanded in 1997, and re-formed in 2007; they are due to start touring in North America in September 2012.
Their parents are called Leo and Máire ‘Baba’, and the name of their children are:
Eithne ‘ Enya’