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Clannad is a famous Irish band. Their music has been variously described as being folk music, new age, and Celtic. Enya is a famous former member. The band won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best New Age Album.

"Clannad", which is Gaelic for "family," was formed by the Brennan family in 1970. Máire Brennan, Ciarán Brennan[?], Pól Brennan[?] joined uncles Noel Duggan[?] and Padraig Duggan[?] and began performing in their fathers Leo's tavern. Máire's sister, Enya, joined the band in 1979 and left three years later in 1982.

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