Sorry, couldn’t resist that title. When a load of punk bands do Enya covers, that’s gotta be the name of the album.

Anyways, I put a video on You Tube a week or so ago where I tried doing Enya’s Watermark on keyboard. Watermark is the first song off of her 1988 album of the same name. God help me, I think on average ever since, I’ve listened to that album every day! I know her music can be a bit samey at times and I wish she’d do some stuff a bit more like her first album that she did for a BBC documentary back in 1987 called The Celts. There were more traditional instruments used on that album as opposed to the more synthesized sounds she uses nowadays. That said, I still love loads of her stuff and she’s sang me to sleep more times than I care to mention.

My favourite song of hers without question (and probably my favourite song, full stop!) is ‘s fagian mo bhaile, Gaelic for ‘and I leave my home’. It’s the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard and it’s beauty is tied irrevocably to to the memory of a loved one and a place that will remain sacred always, both of which lie deep in my heart. For that reason, I know it won’t mean much to anyone else. This isn’t the first time I’ve put this song on here and nor will it be the last. I’ve put it up now ‘cos it’s gone over the 10,000 Views mark which I was rather pleased with. I know all those views are for the song itself but still, it’s nice to know the video I made for it has been watched that many times; it was filmed in the afore mentioned sacred place.

Here’s the vids anyway:

Well, I’m sure there’s more I wanna say but it’s late, so I’m off to bed for a read before sleep. Long day tomorrow….

See ya,

Jimbob