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Neil Hannon (born 7 November 1970[1]) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator (in 1989) and frontman of the orchestral pop group, The Divine Comedy. The band's official website even goes so far as to say, "The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon," and Hannon is quoted in an interview[2] as saying, "The Divine Comedy will always be my band because... I thought of it first!" November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frontman (also front man) is a term referring to the lead singer or band leader of a music group. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The Divine Comedy is a pop band from Northern Ireland fronted by Neil Hannon. ...


Hannon was born in Derry in Northern Ireland. He moved with his family to Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, in 1982 [3]. While there he attended Portora Royal School. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Coles Monument Enniskillen (Inis Ceithleann in Irish) is the county town (and largest town) of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Enniskillen Area: 1,691 km² Population (est. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Portora Royal School for boys, located in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, is one of a number of free schools founded by Royal Charter in 1608[], by James I. Originally called Enniskillen Royal School and located outside Enniskillen, the school moved to its present location on Portora Hill, Enniskillen in...


In 2004, he played alongside the Ulster Orchestra for the opening event of the Belfast Festival at Queen's. In 2005 he contributed vocals to his long-time collaborator, Joby Talbot's, soundtrack for the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ulster Orchestra is Northern Irelands only full-time symphony orchestra and one of the major orchestras in the United Kingdom. ... The logo of the Belfast Festival at Queens 2005 The Belfast Festival at Queens is a yearly arts festival held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Collaboration is a process defined by the recursive interaction of knowledge[1] and mutual learning between two or more people working together[2] toward a common goal typically creative in nature. ... Joby Talbot (born 1971) is a British composer. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy film based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams. ...


In 2006, it was announced that Hannon was to lend his vocal ability to the Doctor Who soundtrack CD release, recording two songs — "Love Don't Roam" for the 2006 Christmas special, "The Runaway Bride", and a new version of "Song For Ten", originally used in 2005's "The Christmas Invasion". On January 12, 2007, the MediaGuardian.co.uk website's "Media Monkey" diary column reported that Doctor Who fans from the discussion forum on the fan website Outpost Gallifrey were attempting to organise mass downloads of the Hannon-sung "Love Don't Roam", which was available as a single release on the UK iTunes store. This was in order to attempt to exploit the new UK singles chart download rules, and get the song featured in the Top 40 releases.[4] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ... Doctor Who is a soundtrack album released in 2006, containing incidental music composed by Murray Gold and used in the 2005 and 2006 series of Doctor Who. ... The Runaway Bride is a special episode of the long running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, starring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. ... The Christmas Invasion is a 60-minute special episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Front page of Guardian Unlimited from August 16, 2005 Guardian Unlimited is a British website owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Outpost Gallifrey is a fan website for the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The correct title of this article is . ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


In 2007 Neil has recently added his vocal talents on the new Air album Pocket Symphony featuring on the track Somewhere Between Waking and Sleeping. Air is a French music duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. ... Pocket Symphony is the fifth full-length album by French duo Air. ...


His father is Brian Hannon (born 1936), an Anglican clergyman who was Bishop of Clogher from 1986 to 2001. The Right Reverend Brian Hannon (born October 5, 1936) is a retired Anglican clergyman, Bishop of Clogher from 1986 to 2001. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... Clogher is a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, situated on the River Blackwater in the Dungannon district 25 miles south of Omagh. ...


Neil recently won the 2007 Choice music award for his 2006 album, 'Victory for the Comic Muse'. Ironically, it was announced the next day that he left EMI by 'mutual consent'.

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See also

The Cake Sale are a collective of mostly Irish musical artists formed by Brian Crosby of Bell X1. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

References

  1. ^ Neil Hannon at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ The Divine Comedy - Neil Hannon, locked in a room (1999).
  3. ^ The Church of Ireland Diocesan Press Release (29 October 2003).
  4. ^ Who's in the pop charts?. Guardian Unlimited (2007-01-12). Retrieved on 2007-01-13.

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Neil Hannon - definition of Neil Hannon in Encyclopedia (163 words)
Neil Hannon (born November 7, 1970[1] (http://divineguitar.co.uk/biography.php)) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator and lead member of the orchestral pop group The Divine Comedy.
Neil Hannon was born in the county of Londonderry[3] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/1670940.stm) in Northern Ireland.
His father is Brian Hannon (born 1936), an Anglican clergyman who was Bishop of Clogher from 1986 to 2001.
The Divine Comedy (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (839 words)
Neil Hannon has been the only ever-present member of the band, being its founder in 1989 when he was joined by John McCullagh and Kevin Traynor.
Hannon resisted widespread requests from fans to release the track as a single for the Christmas market, but it was eventually released in 1999 as the third track on the CD-single "Gin Soaked Boy".
Neil Hannon also provided vocals for songs on the soundtrack for the film of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy released in 2005, working with Joby Talbot, the composer for the film and former Divine Comedy band member.
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