Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin was born in Donegal on the 4th August 1952. The eldest child of a very musical family in the remote parish of Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), 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, spawning a solo career which 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. She has recorded with many world-famous musicians and has provided music for several soundtracks, including Titanic, To End All Wars and King Arthur.