Enya

Enya's songs are hauntingly memorable and she won a Grammy for "Best New Age Album," though she denies her music is of that genre. This image is taken from a late-1980s television interview.

Enya (born 17 May 1961), birth name Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (sometimes seen as the Anglicized Enya Brennan), is Ireland's best-selling solo musician. As a musical group, Enya is really three people: Enya herself composes and performs the music; Nicky Ryan, who produces the records; and Roma Ryan, who writes the lyrics, often in several languages. Enya is a phonetic approximation of how Eithne is pronounced in her native Irish Gaelic.

Biography

Musical upbringing

Eithne was born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland in 1961 to a musical family. Her grandparents were in a band that traveled and played throughout Ireland, her father was the leader of the Slieve Foy Band before opening a pub, and her mother played in a dance band and later taught music at the Gweedore Comprehensive School. Eithne has four brothers and four sisters, several of whom formed the band An Clann As Dobhair in 1968 (they renamed the band Clannad in the 1970s).

In 1980, Eithne joined Clannad, the band composed of her siblings Máire, Pól, and Ciarán and twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan. Eithne played the keyboard and provided backing vocals on their albums Cran Ull (1980) and Fuaim (1982). In 1982 (shortly before Clannad became famous for "Theme From Harry's Game"), producer and manager Nicky Ryan left Clannad and Eithne joined him to start her own solo career.

Solo

Eithne, working with Nicky and his wife Roma, recorded two solo instrumental songs called "An Ghaoth On Ghrian" ("The Solar Wind") and "Miss Clare Remembers" that were released on the 1984 album Touch Travel. Eithne was first credited as Enya for writing some of the music for the 1984 movie The Frog Prince. She was contracted to provide music for the soundtrack of the 1986 television documentary The Celts. The music she produced was featured on her first solo album, Enya (1987), but attracted little attention at the time. The song "Boadicea" from this album would later be sampled by The Fugees (1996, causing a brief stir because the group neither sought permission from Enya nor gave her credit initially) and Mario Winans (2004).

Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark featuring the hit song "Orinoco Flow" (sometimes referred to as "Sail Away"). "Orinoco Flow" topped the charts in Britain and the album sold eight million copies. Three years later, she followed with another hit album Shepherd Moons, which sold ten million copies and earned Enya her first Grammy Award. Despite winning Grammys for "Best New Age Album", Enya does not personally classify her music as belonging to that genre. Four years later she released the Grammy-winning The Memory of Trees (1995).

In 1997 Enya released her greatest hits collection Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best of Enya, which featured two new songs. She was offered the chance to compose the score for James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, but declined. Cameron subsequently asked composer James Horner to adapt Enya's style for his score. The resulting score was so similar to Enya's work that some sources erroneously credit Enya with the music.

Following a five year wait, she released A Day Without Rain in 2000 featuring 34 minutes of new material. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, her song "Only Time" (from A Day Without Rain) was used as a backdrop for many in radio and TV reports about the attacks. She initially frowned upon this use, especially when many bootlegged versions of "Only Time" mixed with sound effects from the attack began to appear. She agreed to release a special edition of the song with funds going to the families of victims. Many Enya fans, however, are resentful that her music has been forever linked with the attacks; an example of this occurred on a 2002 appearance on CNN's Larry King Live when images of battle in Afghanistan were shown on screen as she performed "May It Be", a song with no war connection. This sparked complaints within Enya's fan community.

Enya is a self-admitted slow worker when it comes to composing music. As a result, fans have had to wait as long as five years between albums. In 2004, Enya was reportedly working on her next album, but no release date is in sight. In September 2004, a new song called "Sumiregusa" was unveiled in Japan as part of an advertising campaign for Panasonic (commercial release has yet to occur as of November 2004). In announcing the new recording, Warner Music Japan stated that Enya's next album was scheduled for release (in Japan at least) in mid-November. After a brief flurry of excitement among fans, Enya issued a press release on her official Web site on 19 September stating that this was a mistake and no new album is immediately forthcoming.

Music

A number of Enya's songs are sung entirely in Irish Gaelic or Latin, with others containing the hithero-mentioned mixed with English or English by itself. Roma Ryan has written lyrics in Welsh, Irish, Latin, Spanish, and even languages created by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Enya has performed songs relating to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, including 1991's "Lothlórien" and 2001's "May It Be" (sung in English and Quenya) and "Aníron" (in Sindarin)—the last two appearing on the soundtrack of Peter Jackson's movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. "May It Be" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song at the 2002 ceremonies, but did not win.

Enya rarely performs in public, and even when appearing on television often lip-syncs or sings to a backing track. She has never toured since becoming a superstar in 1988. She has said that her form of music is virtually impossible to perform accurately in a live venue. Nonetheless, there were plans for Enya to perform a live concert, perhaps for pay-per-view, but as of 2005 these plans have yet to materialize.

Discography

Watermark, Enya's breakthrough album.
  • Enya (1987)
  • Watermark (1988)
  • Shepherd Moons (1991, won 1992 Grammy for "Best New Age Album")
  • The Celts (1992) (remastered rerelease of the 1987 album Enya)
  • The Memory of Trees (1995, won 1996 Grammy for "Best New Age Album")
  • Paint The Sky With Stars (1997) (greatest hits collection with two new tracks)
  • A Day Without Rain (2000, won 2001 Grammy for "Best New Age Album")
    • Three versions of A Day Without Rain were released. Aside from the general release in the US and UK, the Canadian edition included one bonus track, while Japanese fans got to hear two bonuses.

In addition, a 1986 soundtrack album for The Frog Prince (a.k.a. French Lesson) contains mostly music composed by Enya but not performed by her; a later CD release added two previously unreleased vocal tracks by her.

Over the years, Enya has released a large number of CD singles, many of which included bonus tracks that were not included in any of the albums.


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Over the years, Enya has released a large number of CD singles, many of which included bonus tracks that were not included in any of the albums.
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As a result, fans have had to wait as long as five years between albums. She was noticed by Bardu Ali of Chick Webb's band, who persuaded Webb to hire her. She started singing with Webb's Orchestra in 1935, in Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. Enya is a self-admitted slow worker when it comes to composing music. Her singing debut was at age 16 in 1934 at the Harlem Apollo Theater, New York, in one of the earliest of its famous "Amateur Nights", which she won, adding fame to both the Apollo and herself. This sparked complaints within Enya's fan community. She was left on her own as an orphan at age 14. Many Enya fans, however, are resentful that her music has been forever linked with the attacks; an example of this occurred on a 2002 appearance on CNN's Larry King Live when images of battle in Afghanistan were shown on screen as she performed "May It Be", a song with no war connection. She was born in Newport News, Virginia, USA and raised in Yonkers, New York.

She initially frowned upon this use, especially when many bootlegged versions of "Only Time" mixed with sound effects from the attack began to appear. She agreed to release a special edition of the song with funds going to the families of victims. Gifted with a three-octave vocal range, she is noted for her purity of tone and "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, her song "Only Time" (from A Day Without Rain) was used as a backdrop for many in radio and TV reports about the attacks. Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella, was one of the most important jazz singers, and the winner of thirteen Grammy Awards. Following a five year wait, she released A Day Without Rain in 2000 featuring 34 minutes of new material. "Play an Ella ballad with a cat in the room, and the animal will invariably go up to the speaker, lie down and purr." - Geoffrey Fidelman (author of the Ella Fitzgerald biography, First Lady of Song). The resulting score was so similar to Enya's work that some sources erroneously credit Enya with the music. she'll sound as modern 200 years from now." - Tony Bennett.

Cameron subsequently asked composer James Horner to adapt Enya's style for his score. "Her recordings will live forever.. She was offered the chance to compose the score for James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic, but declined. "She made the mark for all female singers, especially black female singers, in our industry." - Dionne Warwick. In 1997 Enya released her greatest hits collection Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best of Enya, which featured two new songs. Toscanini, who said concerning singers, 'Either you're a good musician or you're not.' In terms of musicianship, Ella Fitzgerald was beyond category." - Duke Ellington. Despite winning Grammys for "Best New Age Album", Enya does not personally classify her music as belonging to that genre. Four years later she released the Grammy-winning The Memory of Trees (1995). "Her artistry brings to mind the words of the maestro, Mr.

Three years later, she followed with another hit album Shepherd Moons, which sold ten million copies and earned Enya her first Grammy Award. There's nobody to take her place." - David Brinkley. "Orinoco Flow" topped the charts in Britain and the album sold eight million copies. "She had a vocal range so wide you needed an elevator to go from the top to the bottom. Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark featuring the hit song "Orinoco Flow" (sometimes referred to as "Sail Away"). "I didn't realise our songs were so good until Ella sang them." - Ira Gershwin. The song "Boadicea" from this album would later be sampled by The Fugees (1996, causing a brief stir because the group neither sought permission from Enya nor gave her credit initially) and Mario Winans (2004). "I call her the High Priestess of Song." - Mel Torme.

The music she produced was featured on her first solo album, Enya (1987), but attracted little attention at the time. Download sample of "April in Paris" by Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong. She was contracted to provide music for the soundtrack of the 1986 television documentary The Celts. Download sample of "How High the Moon". Eithne was first credited as Enya for writing some of the music for the 1984 movie The Frog Prince. 1989 All That Jazz. Eithne, working with Nicky and his wife Roma, recorded two solo instrumental songs called "An Ghaoth On Ghrian" ("The Solar Wind") and "Miss Clare Remembers" that were released on the 1984 album Touch Travel. 1986 Easy Living.

In 1982 (shortly before Clannad became famous for "Theme From Harry's Game"), producer and manager Nicky Ryan left Clannad and Eithne joined him to start her own solo career. 1983 Nice Work If You Can Get It. Eithne played the keyboard and provided backing vocals on their albums Cran Ull (1980) and Fuaim (1982). 1983 Speak Love. In 1980, Eithne joined Clannad, the band composed of her siblings Máire, Pól, and Ciarán and twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan. 1982 The Best Is Yet to Come. Eithne has four brothers and four sisters, several of whom formed the band An Clann As Dobhair in 1968 (they renamed the band Clannad in the 1970s). 1981 Ella Abraca Jobim.

Her grandparents were in a band that traveled and played throughout Ireland, her father was the leader of the Slieve Foy Band before opening a pub, and her mother played in a dance band and later taught music at the Gweedore Comprehensive School. 1979 A Perfect Match. Eithne was born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland in 1961 to a musical family. 1979 A Classy Pair. Enya is a phonetic approximation of how Eithne is pronounced in her native Irish Gaelic. 1979 Digital III at Montreux. As a musical group, Enya is really three people: Enya herself composes and performs the music; Nicky Ryan, who produces the records; and Roma Ryan, who writes the lyrics, often in several languages. 1978 Dream Dancing.

Enya (born 17 May 1961), birth name Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (sometimes seen as the Anglicized Enya Brennan), is Ireland's best-selling solo musician. 1978 Lady Time. Aside from the general release in the US and UK, the Canadian edition included one bonus track, while Japanese fans got to hear two bonuses. 1977 Montreux '77. Three versions of A Day Without Rain were released. Again. A Day Without Rain (2000, won 2001 Grammy for "Best New Age Album")

    . 1976 Fitzgerald and Pass..

    Paint The Sky With Stars (1997) (greatest hits collection with two new tracks). 1975 Montreux '75. The Memory of Trees (1995, won 1996 Grammy for "Best New Age Album"). 1975 Ella and Oscar (1975). The Celts (1992) (remastered rerelease of the 1987 album Enya). 1974 Ella in London. Shepherd Moons (1991, won 1992 Grammy for "Best New Age Album"). 1974 Ella Fitzgerald Jams.

    Watermark (1988). 1973 Take Love Easy. Enya (1987). 1973 Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall. 1972 Ella Loves Cole. 1971 Ella A Nice.

    1970 Ella in Budapest, Hungary. 1970 Things Ain't What They Used to Be. 1969 Ella. 1969 Watch What Happens.

    1968 30 by Ella. 1967 Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas. 1967 Brighten the Corner. 1966 [[Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur].

    1966 Whisper Not. 1965 Ella in Hamburg. 1965 Ella at Duke's Place. 1964 Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook.

    1964 Hello, Dolly!. 1963 These Are the Blues. 1963 Ella and Basie!. 1963 Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook.

    1963 Ella Sings Broadway. 1962 Ella Swings Gently with Nelson. 1962 Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson. 1962 Rhythm Is My Business.

    1961 Ella Returns to Berlin. 1961 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!. 1961 Ella in Hollywood. 1960 Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook.

    1960 Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph. 1960 Hello, Love. 1960 Wishes You a Merry Christmas. 1960 Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife.

    1959 Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook. 1959 Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers. 1959 Get Happy!. 1958 Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert.

    1958 Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook. 1958 Ella Swings Lightly. 1958 Ella and Billie at Newport. 1957 Porgy and Bess.

    1957 Like Someone in Love. 1957 Ella at the Opera House. 1957 Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook. 1957 Ella and Louis Again.

    1956 Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook. 1956 Ella and Louis. 1956 Sings the Cole Porter Songbook. 1955 Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues.

    1954 Songs in a Mellow Mood. 1950 Ella Sings Gershwin.

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