This is a comprehensive list of Enya’s videos including obscure early versions and specials filmed for TV. If you want to watch the music videos head over to the media page. If you want to buy them, I recommend reading this summary of Enya dvds that’s part of my ‘Collecting Enya’ series. You have choices, y’know. Unless your are Enya filming your first video and they tell you to dress up as punk Boadicea because then you don’t.

Music videos

Locations

A great majority of Enya’s videos are filmed in studio. The entire forest featured in ‘Amarantine’ was digitally painted by Charles Darby and all exteriors in ‘Wild Child’ were part of an elaborate set. But there are exceptions, ‘The Celts’ was filmed in Bodhaim Castle, England; ‘How Can I Keep From Singing?’ in Poison Glen, Ireland and ‘Only If…’ in Mentmore Towers, England. The complete list can be found at the video locations page.

'The Celts' video was inspired by 'The Lady of Shalott' by John William Waterhouse

Inspiration

Some of Enya’s earlier videos borrow visuals from existing paintings. ‘Caribbean Blue’ and ‘Anywhere Is’ are nods to works of the American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish. ‘The Celts’ costume and lake scenes were inspired by ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by John William Waterhouse. ‘On My Way Home’ briefly refers to ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’ by John Singer Sargent.



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Trains and Winter Rains (edit)
November 2008

 
Director: Rob O’Connor
Co-director: Mikkel Lundsager
Fashion styling: Rebekah Roy
Time: 3:33

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It’s in the rain (edit)
April 2006

 
Director: Tim Royes
Animation: Filipe Alçada
Academy Films/ BermudaShorts
Time: 3:45

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Amarantine (edit)
November 2005

 
Director: Tim Royes
Digital painting: Charles Darby
Academy Productions Ltd.
Time: 3:05

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May It Be (edit)
January 2002

 
Director: Peter Nydrle
Time: 3:31

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Wild Child (edit)
March 2001

 
Director: Graham Fink
Time: 3:30

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Only Time / Only Time (remix)
October 2000

 
Director: Graham Fink
Time: 3:37

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Only If…
December 1997

 
Director: Dan Nathan
Time: 3:15

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On My Way Home (edit)
December 1996

 
Director: Rob Dickins
Time: 4:25

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Anywhere Is (edit)
November 1995

 
Director: David Scheinmann
Time: 3:46

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The Celts
1993

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:05

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Book of Days (English version)
November 1992

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 2:52

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How Can I Keep From Singing?
December 1991

 
Entertainment Productions
Time: 3:06

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Caribbean Blue (edit)
October 1991

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:01

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Exile
1991

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:40

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Storms in Africa (II)
June 1989

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:01

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Evening Falls…
December 1988

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:47

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Orinoco Flow (edit)
October 1988

 
Director: Michael Geoghegan
Time: 3:43


The Celts BBC documentary


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I Want Tomorrow
1987

 
Director: David Richardson
Time: 3:54

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Aldebaran
1987

 
Director: David Richardson
Time: 3:06


TV shows

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Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night)
December 25, 1996

 
BBC – Christmas Day in the Morning

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Marble Halls
1992

 
London Weekend Television
– Music From The Bridge

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Na Laetha Geal M`Óige
1989

 
BBC – Homeward Bound

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On Your Shore
1989

 
BBC – Homeward Bound

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On Your Shore
1989

 


Early versions

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Evening Falls…
1989

 
Enya singing in the studio, clips of the Irish landscape

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Storms in Africa
1989

 
Enya singing in the studio, clips of the Irish landscape

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Boadicea
1987

 
Enya in the studio, playing the keyboards and singing


Alternative versions

Some videos have more than one version:

May It Be
– two different versions
Wild Child
– regular
– edition with “Calmi Cuori Apassionati” scenes
Only Time
– regular
– edition with “Sweet November” scenes
Only Time (remix)
– regular
– edition with “Wild Child” scenes
The Celts
– with and without the pastel effect like in Caribbean Blue or Orinoco Flow
Evening Falls…
– regular black & white version
– early colour version from the studio
Storms in Africa
– regular version with the English lyrics
– early version from the studio with the Gaelic lyrics

I am sure there are more, these are the ones I’ve seen.