Called “The First Lady of Celtic Music,” Moya has simultaneously embarked on an incredible solo career, with seven albums to her name. Overall her career to date includes over 20 albums, numerous film scores, and performances with such artists as The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Shane MacGowan and Bono.
“When I recorded ‘An Irish Christmas’ in 2007, I had no idea of the reaction it would get and the fact that, unlike other studio albums, it is timeless,” she said. “Every year since then it has been heard and I have developed an atmospheric Christmas show with the songs. Between then and now I have come across a number of seasonal songs and carols which I wanted to record, and the results are here on the new album.”
For some tracks, Moya said, “I have drawn on my native Irish tongue, but there is also a beautiful, original song which was written for me by Cape Cod based songwriter, Tom O’Neill called ‘Noel Noel.’ I think it’s given my take on Celtic Christmas music a new lease on life.”
In addition to “Noel, Noel,” the bonus tracks are the Gaelic tunes “Dia do Bheatha” and “Codail a Leanbh,” and the classic “We Three Kings.”
“Moya Brennan is perhaps the biggest name performer we’ve ever brought to Colebrook,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan.” We are grateful for our association with the Skye Theatre in Maine for helping make this concert possible. You won’t want to miss it–a memorable night of Christmas music for the entire family.”
Tickets to the concert are $15 each, and may be purchased at the door on the night of the concert or at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook. For more information, call 237-9302 or 246-8998. Moya Brennan CD sales and other information may be found at www.MoyaBrennan.com.