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Enya, born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin, is an Irish singer, instrumentalist and composer.
(1961 - )

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As with anything creative, change is inevitable.
 

Fame and success are very different things.
 

I am not reclusive. I just have a private life.
 

I am privileged to do a job I love to do. I would never change any moment from my life.
 

I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
 

I can only be who I am.
 

I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary.
 

I didn't expect such a huge reaction, but I knew I was doing something different to everything else that was happening at the time.
 

I do a so-called trip into myself: I sit down at the piano and the melody might start to evolve from my playing or then I might start to sing it.
 

I do promotion when it is necessary, but I always want to get back to the music.
 

I don't have pets, I have two guard dogs; and I don't do my own shopping; it's a security thing.
 

I don't need a man in my life.
 

I enjoyed the two years I was with Clannad. I enjoyed touring. We toured a lot in Europe.
 

I have had death threats from people with fixations.
 

I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone.
 

I tend to listen to the classical composers: Rachmaninov, Satie.
 

I told the record company I didn't feel the need to be at red-carpet events. I wanted a career. But I wanted to keep myself intact as a person.
 

I use my voice as an instrument.
 

I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain.
 

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is spoken in were much poorer areas.
 


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