Pól Brennan

Folk music of Ireland, Film music contributor

1956 –

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Who is Pól Brennan?

Pól Brennan is an Irish singer, songwriter and producer. He is the brother of Enya and Moya Brennan. He is a member of the family band Clannad, and co-wrote the hit song "Theme from Harry's Game". He left the group in 1990, but rejoined in 2011. Since the early 1990s, Pól has gained critical acclaim as a solo artist when he joined Japanese musician Joji Hirota and Chinese musician Guo Yue, and released an album, Trísan.

The music on this album is a mixture of Celtic and Japanese musical styles. More recently, Pól wrote the soundtrack of the movie When the Sky Falls and performed at the 2001 Carnvaha festival in Wexford, Ireland. He has toured extensively all over the world and is also joined by many popular artists. In 2008 Pól won the IFTA award for Best Original Score for his work on the Irish film Kings. He currently plays in a band with his wife Tara Byrne in Dublin and they are expected to release an album in 2008 under Warner Bros..

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Born
Apr 22, 1956
Gweedore
Also known as
  • Pol Brennan
  • Pól Ó Braonáin
  • Braonáin, Pól Ó
  • Bhraonáin, Pól Ó
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Lived in
  • County Donegal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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