Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Prog Folk

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Clannad Cran Ull album cover
3.12 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ar A Ghabhail'n A'Chuain Damh (3:26)
2. Tis The Last Rose Of Summer (4:14)
3. Cruiscin Lan (2:32)
4. Bacach Shile Andai (2:32)
5. Lá Coimhthioch Fan Dtuath (A Strange Day In The Country Side) (3:48)
6. Crann Ull (3:44)
7. Gathering Mushrooms (2:37)
8. An Buinnean Bui (4:14)
9. Planxty Browne (4:15)

Total Time: 31:22


Search CLANNAD Cran Ull lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search CLANNAD Cran Ull tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Ciaran Brennan / bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
- Eithne Brennan / keyboards, percussion, vocals
- Moya Brennan / harp, vocals
- Paul Brennan/ flute, guitar, percussion, vocals
- Noel Duggan / guitar, vocals
- Pat Duggan / guitar, mandolin, vocals

Releases information

LP Tara 3007
LP Philips 6373 016

Thanks to kenethlevine for the addition
Edit this entry

CLANNAD MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy CLANNAD Cran Ull Music

No release results - showing artist results instead
The Essential ClannadThe Essential Clannad
Sony Legacy 2012
Audio CD$10.88
$4.38 (used)
Import · Limited Edition · Remastered
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2011
Audio CD$4.74
$2.20 (used)
Clannad: Greatest HitsClannad: Greatest Hits
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2000
Audio CD$5.88
$2.38 (used)
The Best of Clannad: In a LifetimeThe Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime
RCA 2004
Audio CD$4.94 (used)
ARC Music 2013
Audio CD$8.99
$11.18 (used)
Atlantic 1992
Audio CD$1.99
$0.99 (used)
Audio CD$8.05
$4.05 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy CLANNAD music online Buy CLANNAD & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

CLANNAD Cran Ull ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

CLANNAD Cran Ull reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by kenethlevine
3 stars It took almost 4 years for CLANNAD to follow up "Dulaman" with another studio album, an eternity in those days. The gap was partially filled with several major tours and a live disk populated mostly with pieces hitherto unavailable on the first 3 LPs. "Crann Ull" is the first in a series of transitional albums between the jazz tinged Celtic folk of the 1970s and the ambient prog tinged folk rock of the late 1980s, but it's a baby step, which is a perfect segue to introducing baby sister Enya to the band, although her role remained limited during her two album sojourn, particularly here. Like "Clannad in Concert", this was produced by Nicky Ryan, who maintained a long association with Enya's solo career, and whose interest in electronica began to transform the musical lexicon of both acts.

Not surprisingly, it's here that Clannad first begins to sound slick and, at times, staid. While the blend of Maire's versatile voice and Enya's keyboards does generate chemistry on the opening cut, and the instrumental "A Strange Day in the Countryside" fulfills the promise of its title and more, the overall effect is too subdued for its own good. Most of the rest of the tracks pale next to the focus of the first 3 albums, and fans discovering "Crann Ull" some years later also had the benefit of hearing these embryonic ideas brought to fruition on "Fuaim" and "Magical Ring".

This is still alluring music; that's a given with most of Clannad's output from any era, but beauty and timidity struggle to consummate, one being unwilling to give, the other unable. I recommend holding out for the tastier apples about to ripen on the branches of this family tree

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of CLANNAD "Cran Ull"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives