She Moves Through the Fair: Maire Brennan″

Máire Brennan, “She Moved Through the Fair” (1992)

Máire Ní Bhraonáin, better known as Máire Brennan or Moya Brennan, is an Irish folk singer.  A founder member of Clannad, she now performs solo under the name Moya Brennan (‘Moya’ is a phonetic spelling of the correct pronunciation of ‘Máire’).

This atmospheric, a capella version of “She Moves Through the Fair” appeared on the B-side of Brennan’s 1992 single, “Against the Wind”. She sings the modern version, all 4 verses of it. She does not follow Colum’s words exactly, but she is closer than many, not least because her love is not explicitly dead in the last verse.


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