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Old 24-07-2014, 01:27 PM  
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Legend is a 1984 soundtrack for the ITV television series Robin of Sherwood, by the Irish folk group Clannad. It is their 8th LP.. In 1985, this album won the BAFTA award for Best Original Television Music, making Clannad the first Irish band to win the award.."Robin (The Hooded Man)", the title theme from the series, was also released on a 7" single in 1984, featuring actor Michael Praed as Robin of Sherwood on the sleeve.. The single was then re-released in 1986 with a newly recorded version and featuring actor Jason Connery on the sleeve.. For this re-release, the B-sides include "Caisleán Óir" (as it appears on the album Macalla), which originally appeared slightly different as incidental music in the series.. In addition, "Now Is Here" and "Scarlet Inside" were released as singles in their own right...

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Siblings Ciarán, Pól, and Máire Uí Bhraonáin (Brennan) and their two twin uncles Noel and Pádraig Ó Dúgáin (Duggan) grew up in Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore), a rural village in County Donegal, in the northwest corner of Ireland. The village is in the Gaeltacht and they were an Irish-speaking and Roman Catholic family..The Brennans' mother, Baba, was a music teacher, and their father, Leo, was a former member of a cabaret band.. Leo was travelling extensively in the early family years. Later, they bought a pub with a stage called Leo's Tavern (Tábhairne Leo). The children would occasionally do cover versions of The Beatles, Beach Boys and Joni Mitchell songs at home and in their family pub..The young Brennans' and Duggans' passion for the traditional music of Ireland soon expanded beyond their native Gweedore. They would later visit such outlying communities as Tory Island off Donegal's coast.. Armed with some 500 Gaelic songs, they would later begin to arrange these songs for a full band..Clannad were signed up to RCA Records when they were approached and asked if they would be interested in doing a song for Harry's Game (1982), a fictional British television miniseries drama depicting The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Ciarán, Pól and Máire got together and wrote the now-legendary song "Theme from Harry's Game". Peaking at number 5 in the British charts, it remains the only hit single in the UK ever to be sung entirely in Irish Gaelic..Brennan and Braonán are masculine given names. The given name Brennan is considered to be mainly an Irish or Gaelic name. The name is derived from the Irish surname Brennan, which in one form appears in Irish as Ó Braonáin, meaning "descendant of Braonán". The Gaelic personal name Braonán is derived from the Irish braon, meaning "moisture", "drop"..In some cases the given name Brennan .may be a contracted form of the given name BrenDan..
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