The Duggans

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The Duggans
Noel and Pádraig Duggan
Background information
Origin Donegal, Ireland
Genres Folk
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Clannad
Moya Brennan
Brídín Brennan
Norland Wind
Members Noel Duggan
Pádraig Duggan

The Duggans (Irish: Na Dúgáiní) (pron. the doogans) are an Irish musical duo from Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. The twin brothers Noel and Pádraig Duggan came to prominence in the 1970s with the folk group Clannad,[1] and took a ten-year break after winning a Grammy Award for their 1998 album Landmarks. They have since toured extensively with their band Norland Wind, they were identified and introduced to television by Tony MacMahon.[2] and in 2005 released their first studio album Rubicon, which was met with critical acclaim and sold well throughout Ireland.

The duo released their début album in 2005, featuring Moya Brennan, Finbar Furey and Orla Fallon among others. The album also features the king of Tory Island.


Twins Pádraig and Noel Duggan were born Ó Dúgáin on 23 January 1949 in Gweedore, County Donegal.


In 2005, the Duggans recorded their début studio album, made up of traditional songs and ballads in the Irish language along with self-penned songs in English. The album features long-time collaborators Thomas Loefke and Kerstin Blodig of Norland Wind fame, Moya Brennan, Brídín Brennan and Celtic Woman's Órla Fallon.[3]



As part of Clannad[edit]


  • Irish Ballads (various artists – 2005)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Clannad". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
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  3. ^ Duggan Brothers biography, Retrieved 20 February 2012.