First, I was an Enya fan, and through my love for her music, I became acquainted with Clannad. Need I say I'm happy with the acquaintance?
Much of Clannad's music has the haunting, ethereal sound I love. There's a fragility, and yet a strength here. The Celtic flavor is strong.
Maire Brennan's voice is the prominent feature in many of these cuts, but the instrumentation provides much of the enjoyment here. The use of the pipes, the harp, and other instruments sometimes blends and sometimes contrasts with Maire's voice, but the effect is good whichever.
Clannad combines several musical styles, but the Celtic and the New Age sounds are especially prominent. This is a good introduction album for those who are unfamiliar with the group, and a must for their fans.