02 Oct 2022

Donegal All Time Greats: Profile #4 Enya

Donegal All Time Greats: Profile #4 Enya

Donegal All Time Greats: Profile #4 Enya

Gaoth Dobhair native Enya (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) was born in 1961, the sixth of nine children into the musical dynasty of the Brennan family.
Her parents, Baba and Leo Brennan are great music lovers and encouraged their children in all varieties of musical pursuits with Enya's siblings forming the internationally regarded band Clannad. A global superstar in her own right, Enya credits ‘Irish music, church music and classical music’ as influencing her style.
The Donegal singer’s signature sound comprises multi-tracking vocals, layering her voice as many as eighty times on one track. She is known for her distinctive sound, characterised by folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberations.

To continue reading this article,
please subscribe and support local journalism!

Subscribing will allow you access to all of our premium content and archived articles.


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.