Wednesday, December 28, 2005

From Slate
The faerie queen
She may be unhip (boomer Muzak?) but I admit that I like a lot of her music. Here’s a reason why:
Enya's real musical sources are less Old Eire than High Church.
I think she’s a native Gaeilge speaker (Daithí?) — her professional name is the phonetic spelling of her Irish name and she’s the sister of Maire Brennan.

No, I haven’t heard her sing in Elvish but like Elizabeth Fraser’s wonderfully echoing songs with the Cocteau Twins (I think their 20-year-old songs still sound hip), whose lyrics you can barely hear, it probably sounds great.

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