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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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
Fairport Convention - "Autopsy"