She is the elder sister of the singer Enya, who was also briefly a member of Clannad in the early 1980s.
Her music is usually classified as New Age or Celtic. She accepts the Celtic label, but has at times indicated a slight discomfort with being seen as “New Age” as much of her music is strongly Christian, with some of her songs showing additional influences from her Catholic upbringing.
Since 2002, she has promoted herself as Moya Brennan — a spelling closely resembling the phonetic pronunciation of her name for those not familiar with the Irish variant of the spelling.
According to her official website, her early influences included the likes of Joni Mitchell and The Beach Boys, before she discovered “the extraordinary wealth of Celtic history and melody on her doorstep”.
Moya is also a member of Irish vocal supergroup T with the Ms.
Edited by junkmanjimmy on 11 Jan 2011, 06:17
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