Enya Brennan (born 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who is one of Moya Brennan’s younger sisters.
Enya began her musical career in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform solo. She gained wider recognition for her music in the 1987 BBC series The Celts. Shortly afterwards, her 1988 album Watermark propelled her to further international fame and she became known for her distinctive sound, characterised by voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberations. She has performed in 10 languages.
1. THE OCEAN IS A CENTRAL IMAGE. IT IS THE SYMBOLISM OF A GREAT JOURNEY.
2. FAME AND SUCCESS ARE VERY DIFFERENT THINGS.
3. I HAVE HAD DEATH THREATS FROM PEOPLE WITH FIXATIONS.
4.THE DRUIDS HELD THE TREES AS VERY SACRED.
5. I COULD HAVE BEEN MORE FAMOUS IF I DID ALL THE GLITZY THINGS, BUT CELEBRITY ALWAYS SEEMED SO UNNECESSARY.
6. I DON’T HAVE PETS, I HAVE TWO GUARD DOGS; AND I DON’T DO MY OWN SHOPPING; IT’S A SECURITY THING.
7. I AM REALLY A VERY SHY PERSON. IF I APPEAR, IT IS BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC, NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE SEEN.
8. IT’S VERY HOMELY, THIS CASTLE. IT DOESN’T HAVE HUGE BALLROOMS. I DIDN’T WANT A COLD, CAVERNOUS PLACE.
9. I DO PROMOTION WHEN IT IS NECESSARY, BUT I ALWAYS WANT TO GET BACK TO THE MUSIC.
10. I AM NOT RECLUSIVE. I JUST HAVE A PRIVATE LIFE.
11. AS WITH ANYTHING CREATIVE, CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.