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'''Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin'''([[May 17]], [[1961]]), better known by her stage name '''Enya''', is an Irish singer. She is featured on [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]: [[The Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack]] with the song ''[[May It Be]]''.
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'''Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin''' ([[17 May|May 17]], [[1961]]), better known by her stage name '''Enya''', is an Irish singer.  
  
== External Links ==
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==History==
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Enya was born in [[wikipedia:Gweedore|Gaoth Dobhair]] in Ireland, the sixth of nine children. She came from a musical background, and joined the band of some of her siblings and two of her uncles, [[wikipedia:Clannad|Clannad]], to play keyboards. After a few years, she left together with their manager Nicky Ryan, and pursued a solo-career. Enya, who was, like [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], a devout catholic, included an instrumental song ''[[Lothlórien (Enya song)|Lothlórien]]'' on her third album, ''Shepherd Moons''. Her music style became an iconic Celtic and Irirsh inspiration for several films and artists; the music of ''[[wikipedia:Titanic (1997 film)|Titanic]]'' was heavily inspired by her music.
  
*[http://www.enya.com/ Official Website]
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She performed vocals on two tracks of ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]]'', which she also composed together with Roma Ryan. ''[[Aníron]]'' was the love-theme for [[Aragorn]] and [[Arwen]], and the Academy Award-nominated ''[[May It Be]]'' was included in the closing credits. Following her introduction to [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]], Roma Ryan created her own language, [[wikipedia:Loxian|Loxian]].
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enya Wikipedia Profile]
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==Discography, selected==
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* [[1991]]: ''[[wikipedia:Shepherd Moons|Shepherd Moons]]''
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** "[[Lothlórien (Enya song)|Lothlórien]]"
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* [[2001]]: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]]''
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** "[[Aníron]]"
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** "[[May It Be]]"
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==Awards==
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* [[1993]] - '''[http://www.grammy.com/ Grammy Award]''', Best New Age Album, ''Shepherd Moons''
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award]''', Best Song, "May It Be"
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* 2002 - '''[http://www.lvfcs.org/ Sierra Award]''', Best Song, "May It Be"
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* 2002 - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Original Song, "May It Be"
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== External Links ==
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*'''[http://www.enya.com/ Official Website]'''
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* {{WP|Enya}}
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*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0258216/ Enya] at [http://www.imdb.com/ IMDb]
 
[[Category:Singers]]
 
[[Category:Singers]]
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[[Category:Irish people]]
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[[Category:People by name]]
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[[Category:Folk music]]

Latest revision as of 17:25, 14 July 2012

Enya

Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin (May 17, 1961), better known by her stage name Enya, is an Irish singer.

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[edit] History

Enya was born in Gaoth Dobhair in Ireland, the sixth of nine children. She came from a musical background, and joined the band of some of her siblings and two of her uncles, Clannad, to play keyboards. After a few years, she left together with their manager Nicky Ryan, and pursued a solo-career. Enya, who was, like J.R.R. Tolkien, a devout catholic, included an instrumental song Lothlórien on her third album, Shepherd Moons. Her music style became an iconic Celtic and Irirsh inspiration for several films and artists; the music of Titanic was heavily inspired by her music.

She performed vocals on two tracks of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which she also composed together with Roma Ryan. Aníron was the love-theme for Aragorn and Arwen, and the Academy Award-nominated May It Be was included in the closing credits. Following her introduction to Quenya and Sindarin, Roma Ryan created her own language, Loxian.

[edit] Discography, selected

[edit] Awards

[edit] External Links