Personalities | Enya | Eighties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1961)

Born Eithne Patricia Brennan in County Donegal, into the Clannad musical dynasty, Enya trained as a classical pianist, and remains a major innovator in ambient music. Her first solo endeavour was a 1986 BBC soundtrack, The Celts. Her trademark luxuriant soundscapes and melodic mysticism are present and correct. These elements washed through her follow-up, Watermark (1988) – which produced the UK No. 1 ‘Orinoco Flow’ – and all subsequent albums, including US No. 2 A Day Without Rain (2000).

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | Eurythmics | Eighties | Rock

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