The Sun in the Stream

the 6th song of the album The Celts (1992), composed and performed by Enya,
Inspired by the legend of the Salmon of Knowledge.
In the Grove of the nine wise Hazel trees, from the sacred pool, the River Boyne flowed.
The salmon feasted on the rich crimson nuts fallen from the hazel trees, and hence possessed all the truth in the world.

Download The Sun in the Stream mp3 (2:56, 128 kbps, 44 kHz) engineered by Nicky Ryan

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The irony, of course, is that Enya is by far the most commercial of any artist associated with the New Age tag. Like her New Age peers, she creates escapist and enchanting soundscapes, but she anchors them with memorable, poplike melodies. "Even though she's ethereal, she's pretty mainstream," said Mitch Rabin, president of New Age label New World Music. "She's much more melodic than most New Age music, nowhere near as ethereal as most." (MTV, Oct. 2001)

Enya quote: I had to do schoolwork and then travel to a neighbouring town for piano lessons, and then more schoolwork. I can vividly remember my brothers and sisters playing outside in the sun, and I would be inside playing the piano. This one big book of scales, practising them over and over. (Telegraph, Oct. 2008)
Also, you are invited to watch others Enya videos as Amarantine, And Winter Came, Anywhere Is, Book Of Days, Caribbean Blue, Evening Falls, How Can I Keep From Singing, It's In The Rain, My! My! Time Flies!, On My Way Home, Only If, Only Time, Orinoco Flow, Storms In Africa, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, Trains And Winter Rains, Wild Child, Aldebaran, I Want Tomorrow, March of the Celts, Deireadh an Tuath, The Sun in the Stream, To Go Beyond, Fairytale, Epona, Triad: St Patrick Cu Chulainn Oisin, Portrait, Boadicea, Bard Dance, Dan y Dwr, Journey of the Angels, White is in the Winter Night, O come, O come, Emmanuel, Dreams are More Precious, Last Time by Moonlight, One Toy Soldier, Stars and Midnight Blue, The Spirit of Christmas Past, Silent Night Oíche Chiúin (Chorale),