August 4, 1952 in Ireland
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
formerly known as Máire Brennan
Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin (Irish pronunciation: mˠaːrʲə nʲiː vɾˠiːn̪ˠaːn), also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist. She began performing professionally in 1970 when her family formed the band Clannad, and is now widely considered as the "First Lady of Celtic Music". Moya released her first solo album in 1992 called Máire, a successful venture, her solo career has remained successful to this day, many years after Clannad took a hiatus in 1996. She has been nominated for two Grammys and has won an Emmy Award.