Sunday, August 5, 2012


Listening to Clannad's Macalla (Irish for Echo) album on my record player must be benefiting my inner chi. At least, this is what I imagine my inner chi feels like when it is being benefited. Clannad's sound has a different feel in general, but this record in particular seems to have a song for every mood. Caislean Oir (Golden Castle) is moving and sad, yet peaceful. Bauchaill On Eirne (Boy From Erne) sounds like a story, and Journeys End could be listened to every day. The experience won't be the same as the record player, but listen to the album here:!/album/Macalla/286232 (copy & paste)

(Doesn't Moya favor her sister Enya?)
 Clannad are a family band of siblings Moya Brennan (Irish: Máire Ní Bhraonáin), Ciarán Brennan (Irish: Ciarán Ó Braonáin), Pól Brennan (Irish: Pól Ó Braonáin, who left in 1990 and rejoined in 2011) and their twin uncles Noel Duggan (Irish: Noel Ó Dúgáin) and Pádraig Duggan (Irish: Pádraig Ó Dúgáin). Their sister/niece Enya (Irish: Eithne Ní Bhraonáin) left the group in 1981 to pursue a solo career.