I and Nicky have got a lot of disagreements, but they are nearly always associated to music. Because we both are very strong-willing persons, we might sit in the opposite corners in the studio argueing about things. One does never know beforehand, whose idea works the best way.
I am really a very shy person. If I appear, it is because of the music, not because I want to be seen.
I do promotion when it is necessary, but I always want to get back to the music.
Over in the UK, the music press can be brutal. They can say wonderful things about you one week, and the next week, you're in the can.
The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
With my music, I can express myself so much. A lot of the fans can sense that I'm relating to them something that's quite personal.
Enya is more than just me. It's also Nicky, who arranges my melodies, and his wife Roma, who writes the lyrics. They believed in my music from day one
It's very homely, this castle. It doesn't have huge ballrooms. I didn't want a cold, cavernous place.
My core beliefs revolve around the idea that we should live to the best of our abilities-we should live and let live.
I started writing instrumentals but Roma pointed out they were very visual, so she started writing lyrics.. and Nicky had this idea of creating a wall of sound and started multi-tracking my voice.
There might be one little thing that makes all the difference, one note or one word. The fine-tuning is all important, and you've got to stay there until you get it right... That's why it can take years.
The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false.
I don't have pets, I have two guard dogs; and I don't do my own shopping; it's a security thing.