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.