Trivia / Enya

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The original 1986 Enya version of The Celts on the BBC label is very hard to find; it was replaced by a virtually identical release on Atlantic Records, and later her main label WEA reissued it in a remixed form, with one track replaced with a later-recorded (longer) version of the same composition, and completely different artwork (replacing the off-piste images described in Early Installment Weirdness, with more on-brand imagery). The music video for "I Want Tomorrow" was never seen again, either, and omitted from Enya music video collections ... at least not until BBC Video released The Celts on DVD in the mid-2000s (an episode of the series included the music video).
    • Due to licensing issues with the film clips included, Enya's music video for "Book of Days", released to promote the film Far and Away, is omitted from most official VHS and DVD releases of her music videos.
  • Production Posse: Enya is not quite a group, but lyricist Roma Ryan and producer Nicky Ryan are ever-present collaborators. It has been stated multiple times that "Enya" as an entity, consists of these three people. Indeed, as of 2018 Enya has yet to release a single recording that has not involved at least one of the Ryans, and that includes her time with Clannad, too.
  • Promoted Fangirl/Official Fan-Submitted Content: Judging from the name of one track from her album Shepherd Moons, "Lothlorien", Enya (or Roma Ryan, or both) is a fan of The Lord of the Rings. Fast forward to 2001, when she was asked to produce music for the Peter Jackson films, with the result being two songs, "May It Be" (including lyrics in Quenya) and "Aniron" (with lyrics in Sindarin).
  • Reclusive Artist: While she has made a few semi-live singing appearances, and gives the occasional interview, Enya prefers to stay out of the spotlight, and very rarely appears in public. Part of this can possibly be attributed to the fact that she's had stalkers in the past, some of whom have broken into her home.
  • What Could Have Been: James Cameron wanted her to be the composer for Titanic (1997) and in fact reportedly used her music as placeholders as he was putting the film together. Enya declined the offer, resulting in James Horner being commissioned to write a score that in parts was very reminiscent of some of Enya's work.
  • By Word of God, the backstory behind "Evening Falls" is that Enya and Roma were inspired by the old Ghost Story of the woman who for years had dreams wherein she found herself in an old country house she'd never seen before, eventually found the house for real, only to have the owners stare at her in shock before admitting that she had been "haunting" it for all that time.