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People sometimes cringe at hearing this, but I am and have been an Enya fan since I was 12 years old. Hers is the only music I truly enjoy 100% and can listen to over and over... I tend to stress a lot and well,
what music out there could be as relaxing? For those who don't know, Eithne ni Broahnain is a brilliant Irish artist who layers her own voice hundreds of times to create her unique sound, she also usually plays all the instruments herself. Accompanied by
her producer Nicky Ryan and his wife Roma as her lyricist, they make up what is known as Enya.


I also enjoy her sister Maire (Moya) Brennan's music and recently purchased Two Horizons, a concept album revolving around a story involving Tara and a magical
harp. Maire is also part of Clannad, a band containing several family members.

And of course, Dido. I've become a fan of her music, sadly she takes just as long as Enya to release a new album. Quality over quantity I suppose... well, it's great stuff!


Sixpence None The Richer is a band I heard for the first time while in the Faroe Islands. Their song "Kiss Me" was all over the airwaves back then. I kind of liked the sound, but
never really looked into buying an album. All I really know about them is that they're from Nashville and their lead singer is Leigh Nash. Anyway, I finally found Divine Discontent at a local music store and even though it's totally different from what I usually listen to I really enjoy it. My one friend was kind enough to send me their first album as well as it was never released here.

Well, I also find Loreena Mckennit's music to be very good, but then again I always enjoy Celtic music. The Highwayman is one of my favourites... I enjoyed this
poem back in English class in high school... but her version really brings it to life!


I'd never heard that many Beatles songs, until one day when I was in the Faroes and we had kitchen duty. My friends put on their album... and I totally enjoyed every minute
and even recognised a few songs like Yellow Submarine and Octopus' Garden. I still like their stuff and found myself buying John Lennon's Imagine album at a record shop in South Africa. Brilliant.

Otherwise I'm into many other artists and types of music, I can enjoy just about anything... as long as it has that something special. Well, I'm not really a fan of metal or rap (unless it's stuff like Eminem with some humour).

Besides all that, I took piano for about 2 years. The first year was great and it was the most enjoyable activity ever... then we started getting substitute teachers who'd confuse everything and finally a lady with little, if any patience. She managed to put me off, I was so nervous before each lesson that I could hardly get the right keys. So that was that, until years later I started slowly teaching myself to play again from an Enya Easy Piano music book. Thanks to that I can now play just about anything at a reasonable level.

I also play a bit of panflute, pennywhistle and I have a lovely guitar - though that poor thing leans against a wall in my room because I've never had lessons and don't know where to begin. Though I can play "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on it! hehe

 




Current Favourite:
Fairport Convention - "Autopsy"

Coming soon - My compositions