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1988 Watermark

‘Personal File: ENYA’ aka ‘Do parsnips scream when you chop them?’

Full name

Enya Nibhraonain. It’s Gaelic – the "Ni" bit means "only daughter of" and the other bit is "Brennan", so it means "only daughter of Brennan". There are only some parts of Ireland where people actually speak Irish fluently …

Watermark 25th Anniversary Interview

Intro: Around this time in the year 1988, Enya Ní Bhraonáin released her first album on to the market, entitled Watermark. She had released an album previous to this, for the BBC television series ‘The Celts’ and she worked with …

Rob Dickins talks about Orinoco Flow

Rob Dickins, CBE (chairman, Warner Music UK, 1983-99):

When I signed Enya, her manager/producer Nicky Ryan said, “You’re not going to push us for singles, are you?” It wasn’t that kind of music. After we’d made the Watermark album, I …

Around The World In 300 Days

When Enya’s Watermark was released last September, few outside her closest associates could have predicted the runaway success which would ensue. To date, the album has clocked up worldwide sales of over 3 million copies with the Orinoco Flow single …

Stormy Weather

Things have been quiet on the Enya front since ‘Orinoco Flow’ swept to number one last October. Now she’s back with ‘Storms In Africa’ and still hasn’t discovered what pop music is yet. Steve Masters joins her on safari.

Life …

Interview with Enya & Nicky

Reclining in the San Francisco offices of Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Records, album producer Nicky Ryan explained the creative process of his collaborator/protegé, Enya, currently one of the hottest young talents on the WEA-distributed Geffen label.

But from across the room, Enya’s brown …

Growing with the flow

From a darkened studio in Artane to the bright lights of Top Of The Pops and beyond that ‘Orinoco Flow’ has taken Enya and all who sail with her on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. Niall Stokes joins the key …

‘Ere ain’ya Enya?!?

“Er… pardon?” says the immaculate lady with the soft Irish accent that turns grown men into mumbling jellyfish (well, Phillip Schofield looked about to buckle at the knees when he talked to her the other day!). Yep, we’ve got a …

Enya makes her mark

Valerie Shanley speaks to Enya, a girl who likes to be different…

There is about her an aura of gentleness and tranquility. In the voice, there’s a faraway trace of beautiful and remote Donegal, and that county’s rain sprakling lakes …

Going with the flow

Having already achieved a degree of acclaim with her soundtracks for The Frog Prince and The Celts — with the release of her first fully-fledged solo album, Watermark, Enya seems set for the type of accolades reserved for major-league artists. …

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