Enya Biography (Wikipedia)
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan; born 17 May 1961), better known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her distinct sound over the following four years with multi-tracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.
Enya's first projects as a solo artist included soundtrack work for The Frog Prince (1984) and the 1987 BBC documentary series The Celts, which was released as her debut album, Enya (1987). She signed with Warner Music UK which granted her considerable artistic freedom and minimal interference from the label. The commercial and critical success of Watermark (1988) propelled her to worldwide fame, helped by its international top 10 hit single, "Orinoco Flow". This was followed by the multi-million selling albums Shepherd Moons (1991), The Memory of Trees (1995) and A Day Without Rain (2000). Sales of the latter and its lead single, "Only Time", surged in the United States following its use in the media coverage of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Following Amarantine (2005) and And Winter Came... (2008), Enya took an extended break from music; she returned in 2012 and released Dark Sky Island (2015).
- Enya In Conversation With Gerry Kellyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0381rzd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0381rzd.jpg2015-11-21T14:47:00.000ZIn a rare interview one of Irelands most successful musicians Enya, talks to Gerry Kellyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p038qm67
Enya In Conversation With Gerry Kelly
- Enya is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ly7tj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ly7tj.jpg2013-11-24T20:59:00.000ZNeil Cadmore from Trowbridge nominates Enya for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ly7ty
Enya is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame