Clannad are celebrating a half century in music by releasing a new album.
The legendary trad group have signed with BMG and will release In A Lifetime on March 13, 2020, a career-retrospective celebrating 50 years in the business. The compilation will be the group's first studio project since the death of founding member Pádraig Duggan in 2016.
In A Lifetime is available to pre-order now on CD, vinyl and deluxe boxset, with full tracklist and product details to be announced soon.
The GRAMMY Award winners have also announced the In A Lifetime Farewell World Tour, with a show at the London Palladium set for St. Patrick's Day 2020 on March 17. Northern Irish and Irish dates include Waterfront Hall in Belfast on February 29 and Cork Opera House on March 2.
Rare track Hourglass, which was released to promote the compilation album Pastpresent in 1989 was never included on the album itself, will be available on an album for the first time, and is now streaming as a teaser track, alongside a remastered version of the Top 5 single Theme from Harry's Game.
Clannad's In A Lifetime Farewell World Tour - Ireland & UK dates:
29 February 2020 – Belfast - Waterfront Hoiuse
02 March 2020 – Cork - Opera House
04 March 2020 – Sheffield - City Hall
06 March 2020 – Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall
07 March 2020 – Gateshead - Sage Gateshead
08 March 2020 – Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall
10 March 2020 – Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall
11 March 2020 – Birmingham - Symphony Hall
13 March 2020 – Ipswich - Regent Theatre
14 March 2020 – Manchester - Bridgewater Hall
16 March 2020 – Bournemouth - Pavilion Theatre
17 March 2020 – London - London Palladium
19 March 2020 – Oxford - New Theatre
20 March 2020 – Bath - The Forum
22 March 2020 – Cardiff - St David’s Hall
23 March 2020 – Brighton - Dome Concert Hall