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May 17: Happy Birthday Enya and Andrea Corr


Today is hereby decreed to be Irish Singers Day at Le Blog (plus, we have a lot of other music world birthdays).

Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, generally known as Enya, is turning 56 today.  She began her music career by spending a few years with the traditional Celtic band Clannad, which consists of her three elder siblings and their two uncles.  In the mid-eighties she started to pursue a solo career.  Her first album, Enya, was a selection of music she had recorded for a BBC documentary.  With her second album, Watermark, she became an international success and one of the defining performers of new age music.

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