Enya could be set to perform in concert for the first time ever as she prepares to release her seventh studio album And Winter Came.

The Donegal born singer, who has sold over 70 million records worldwide, revealed that she is in discussion over performing a number of one-off shows.


“I know it’s been 20 years,” Enya told a packed press conference yesterday, “but we’re always talking about how exciting it would be to do a live performance of this music. But it has to be the right moment.”

Enya’s longstanding producer Nicky Ryan confirmed that a live show is in the pipeline – though it is by no means certain that it will go ahead.

“There are serious talks going on at the moment,” he told Hot Press. “I think it would be a good idea. At this stage we either do it or we don’t. We were talking to America on Wednesday about the possibility of doing a performance. Our preference would be to do it in Europe. It wouldn’t be a tour, just a performance, and we would film it.”

And Winter Came was originally destined to be a Christmas album, but now features 10 original tracks from Enya and two traditional hymns.

As revealed on hotpress.com one of the songs is a tribute to the late Irish guitarist Jimmy Faulkner. The song involves a slight departure for Enya featuring guitar solos as well as references to The Beatles, Elvis and B.B King.

Dubliner Pat Farrell is the featured guitarist on the track, which insiders are forecasting will be the third single, with a likely release date in the new year.

Hot Press | October 10, 2008