Ireland’s CLANNAD to Release Career Spanning Anthology – Celebrating 50-Year Career

BMG will release IN A LIFETIME, a career spanning collection from one of the most successful Irish bands ever.

The IN A LIFETIME collection captures Clannad’s incredible and enduring body of work which has, over 16 studio albums, created a legacy that’s influenced a generation of fellow Irish musicians and artists.

IN A LIFETIME is a multi-format, career-spanning anthology containing tracks from Clannad’s 50-year recording career. It will be available as 38 track 2CD set, 2CD deluxe, 2LP, and as an expanded deluxe 100+ track boxset as well as digital versions. In the U.S., an exclusive 1CD set will also be available. Compiled in conjunction with Clannad band members.

The anthology will both delight and excite Clannad’s enormous and loyal fanbase as well as introduce this legendary, influential and culturally important band to a whole new generation of music fans.

Quote from Clannad regarding In A Lifetime and their 2020 world tour: 
“We had discussed prior to our world tour in 2013-2015, whether it would be our farewell tour…but since Pádraig passed we made the decision that our next tour would definitely be our last and we plan to make it a very special and memorable final journey…and to accompany this journey we are very pleased to be releasing the ’In a Lifetime’ anthology which we hope will leave our fans with a lasting musical legacy.”

In A Lifetime will be available on the following formats: 

  • Deluxe Set (2LP + 4CD + 1LP + 7’’ single)

  • 2LP Anthology (smokey colored vinyl)

  • 2CD digipack

  • 2CD media book

  • 1CD exclusive U.S. only

Tracklisting for Exclusive U.S. 1 CD Set:

1. An Mhaighdean Mhara

2. Eleanor Plunkett

3. Crann Úl

4. Mheall Sí Lena Glórthaí Mé

5. Theme From Harry’s Game

6. Robin (The Hooded Man)

7. In A Lifetime – with Bono 

8. Poison Glen

9. A Bridge (That Carries Us Over)

10. A Mhuirnín Ó

11. I Will Find You (Da Dip) (Version #1)

12. Brave Enough

13. A Celtic Dream

14. Who Knows (where the time goes)

Tracklisting for All Others Sets HERE

IN A LIFETIME will coincide with the band’s farewell World tour, which begins with 14 UK shows in March 2020:

3/3— York – Barbican

3/4— Sheffield – City Hall

3/6— Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall

3/7— Gateshead – Sage

3/8— Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall

3/10— Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall

3/11— Birmingham – Symphony Hall

3/13— Ipswich – Regent Theatre

3/14— Manchester – Bridgewater Hall

3/16— Bournemouth – Pavilion

3/17— London – Palladium (St. Patrick’s Day)

3/19— Oxford – New Theatre

3/20— Bath – The Forum

3/22— Cardiff – St David’s Hall

U.S. and Canada Tour Dates begin in September:

9/3 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts

9/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Palace Theatre

9/6 – El Cajun, CA – The Magnolia

9/9 – Kansas City, MO – Folly Theatre

9/10 – St Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall

9/12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis

9/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

9/15 – Chicago, IL – The Mayfair Theatre at the Irish American Heritage Center

9/16 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

9/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre

9/19 – Cleveland, OH – Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square

9/21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

9/22 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

9/25 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center

9/26 – Portland, ME – Aura

9/28 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere

9/29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

10/15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

10/16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

10/18 – St John, NB – Imperial Theatre

10/19 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

10/20 – Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Confederation Centre of the Arts

10/22 – St John’s, NL – Holy Heart Theatre

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