All Time Favorite LPs: MACALLA Clannad

How Do You Say `Awesome` in Gaelic?

This marriage of traditional Celtic folk and chrome-plated British pop is no shotgun marriage thanks in large part to the veteran band`s heartfelt performances, hand-polished originals and savvy arranging skills.

There`s a breathtaking a cappella number Caislean Oir sung in Gaelic.

And that`s just for openers.

In a Lifetime (with guest vocalist Bono) was a UK Top Ten smash but all ten songs on this 1985 album are hits in my book. 

Lead singer Maire Brennan has one of the most haunting voices in popular music but shucks she could win a Grammy just for her cheekbones.

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