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Clannad release brand new single A Celtic Dream

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Clannad have released a brand new single, A Celtic Dream. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming career-spanning collection In A Lifetime, which is released by BMG on March 13.

The new single, one of two new tracks on the collection, has been produced by Trevor Horn, features a lyric that refers to the myths and legends of living 10 thousand years ago, and a chorus recalling the band’s early days in Donegal. You can watch the video for the new single below.

Who Knows Where The Time Goes, the other new song, with it's titular reference to the late Sandy Denny, is about ‘father time’ and the challenges most of us face on a daily basis.

“We had discussed prior to our world tour in 2013-2015, whether it would be our farewell tour," the band tell Prog. "But since Pádraig passed we made the decision that our next tour would definitely be our last and we plan to make it a very special and memorable final journey…and to accompany this journey we are very pleased to be releasing the In A Lifetime anthology which we hope will leave our fans with a lasting musical legacy.”

In A Lifetime will be released as a deluxe box set, 2LP set, 2CD set and also a 2CD media book. It can be pre-ordered here.

Clannad will play:

Mar 04: Sheffield City Hall
Mar 06: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Mar 07: Gateshead Sage
Mar 08: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mar 10: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mar 11: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mar 13: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Mar 14: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Mar 16: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Mar 17: London Palladium
Mar 19: Oxford New Theatre
Mar 20: Bath The Forum 
Mar 22: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mar 23: Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.