INTL: BMG mourns the passing of Clannad songwriter and folk musician Noel Duggan

L to R: Ciarán Brennan, Pól Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan © Anton Corbijn

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Noel Duggan, the Clannad songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, sadly passed away in West Donegal on October 15, 2022. He was 73.

One of the most successful Irish bands, Duggan was a founding member of Clannad who formed in Gweedore, County Donegal in 1970. He performed on Clannad’s hit songs, including ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, ‘In A Lifetime’, ‘I Will Find You’ and ‘Robin (The Hooded Man)’ and contributed to the band’s unique sound not only through his songwriting but in providing guitars and vocals throughout their celebrated and much-loved repertoire.

Noel Duggan formed Clannad alongside his brother Pádraig (who died in 2016) and niece and nephews, Moya, Ciarán, and Pól Brennan. Their younger sister Enya also joined as a member of the band between 1980 and 1982.

Clannad have sold millions of albums across their career. Together they brought Celtic music to a wider international audience, winning multiple awards and thrilling music lovers globally with their extensive touring since the 1970s and until recently.

In 2020, BMG released In A Lifetime, Clannad's career-spanning anthology including their 50-year repertoire.

BMG mourns the passing of a hugely talented creator, and we express our sincere condolences to Noel’s family, friends, and all his loved ones.

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October 17, 2022 9:00am ET by Pressparty  

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