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Eithne, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family is very musical and her parents played in a family ... See full bio »

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 2012 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2004 (2012) ... (performer: "I Don't Wanna Know")
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (performer: "Watermark") / (writer: "Watermark")
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (performer: "Orinoco Flow") / (writer: "Orinoco Flow" - as Eithne Ni Bhraonain)
 2010 WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere (TV Special) (performer: "Deora Mo Chroi") / (writer: "Deora Mo Chroi")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (performer: "Orinoco Flow") / (writer: "Orinoco Flow")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
- Finale: Winner Announced (2009) ... (performer: "Dreams Are More Precious")
- Top 18 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dreams Are More Precious") / (writer: "Dreams Are More Precious")
- Top 20 (2006) ... (music: "Caribbean Blue") / (performer: "Caribbean Blue")
 2008 Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey - Essential Collection (Video) (writer: "Orinoco Flow")
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Ashes and Dust (2007) ... (performer: "Boadicea") / (writer: "Boadicea")
 2007 Knocked Up (performer: "Once You Had Gold") / (writer: "Once You Had Gold" - as Eithne Ni Bhraonain)
 2007 For the Bible Tells Me So (Documentary) (performer: "Pax Deorum") / (writer: "Pax Deorum")
 2006 Celtic Woman: A New Journey (TV Movie) (writer: "Orinoco Flow")
  Peep Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Funeral (2003) ... (performer: "Orinoco Flow" - uncredited) / (writer: "Orinoco Flow" - uncredited)
  Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Trautes Heim (2002) ... (performer: "Wild Child") / (writer: "Wild Child")
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Orinoco Flow" - uncredited) / (writer: "Orinoco Flow" - uncredited)
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- There's the Rub (2002) ... (performer: "Deora Ar Mo Chroí")
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "May It Be") / (writer: "May It Be")
 2002 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath (2002) ... (performer: "Only Time" - uncredited)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (performer: "May It Be", "Aníron") / (writer: "May It Be", "Aníron")
 2001 Ocean Men: Extreme Dive (Documentary) (music: "A Day Without Rain", "Lazy Day") / (performer: "A Day Without Rain", "Lazy Day")
  Witchblade (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Parallax (2001) ... (performer: "Evening Falls") / (writer: "Evening Falls")
 2001 Sweet November (performer: "Only Time") / (producer: "Only Time") / (writer: "Only Time")
 2001 Baby Blue (music: "Wild Child", "Pilgrim") / (performer: "Wild Child", "Pilgrim")
 2000 Paradise Attempted (Short) ("Book of Days")
 1999 Tell Me Something (performer: "Boadicea") / (writer: "Boadicea")
 1998 Shot Through the Heart (TV Movie) (as Enya Ryan, "The Memory of Trees") / (performer: "The Memory of Trees")
 1997 Noel's Christmas Presents (TV Movie) (performer: "Storms in Africa" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1995) (performer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Episode dated 30 November 1995 (1995) ... (music: "Anywhere Is") / (performer: "Anywhere Is")
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (music: "Exile") / (performer: "Exile")
 1994 Somebody to Love (performer: "Dan Y Dwa")
 1994 The Real World (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Tribute to Pedro Zamora (1994) ... (performer: "Book of Days" - uncredited)
 1993 Piccolo grande amore (performer: "Caribbean Blue")
 1993 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Sky Rider (1993) ... (performer: "Book of Days" - uncredited)
- A Matter of Life and Death (1993) ... (performer: "Carribean Blue" - uncredited)
 1993 The Age of Innocence (arranger: "Marble Halls") / (performer: "Marble Halls")
 1992 Casablanca revisitada (Documentary) ("Watermark")
 1992 Toys (performer: "EBUDAE") / (writer: "EBUDAE")
 1992 Far and Away (music: "BOOK OF DAYS") / (performer: "BOOK OF DAYS") / (writer: "BOOK OF DAYS")
 1992 Sleepwalkers (performer: "Boadicea") / (writer: "Boadicea")
 1991 L.A. Story (performer: "Epona", "Exile", "On Your Shore") / (writer: "Epona", "Exile", "On Your Shore")
 1990 Green Card (performer: "River", "Watermark", "Storms In Africa") / (writer: "River", "Watermark", "Storms In Africa")
  Rockopop (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (performer: "Evening Falls") / (writer: "Evening Falls")
 1987 The Celts (TV Series documentary) (performer: "The Celts", "Alderbaran", "March of the Celts", "To Go Beyond", "Fairytale", "Epona") / (writer: "The Celts", "Alderbaran", "March of the Celts", "To Go Beyond", "Fairytale", "Epona")
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Album (CD): "Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya" (Warner Music UK Ltd. 3984 20895 2) See more »

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Enya Ní Bhraonáin


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A lot of people know "Enya" the music, but they don't know what I look like, or what I do. And I think that that's really good... for me, and for the music as well.


As of summer 2003, has never toured or performed a live concert. Most TV appearances have been accomplished by her either lip-synching to her original recording, or singing along with it. There have been a few exceptions, most notably at the 74th Annual Academy Awards and at least once on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). According to Enya, tours and live concerts of her music are virtually ... See more »


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