The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false.
The Druids held the trees as very sacred.
Singing in Gaelic is very, very natural to do. I think lends itself very much so to being sung.
My first language is Gaelic.
It's very homely, this castle. It doesn't have huge ballrooms. I didn't want a cold, cavernous place.
It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is spoken in were much poorer areas.
I know every note in every song, the whole history of it, even parts that were there and are gone.
I don't need a man in my life.
I don't have pets, I have two guard dogs and I don't do my own shopping it's a security thing.
I can only be who I am.
I am privileged to do a job I love to do. I would never change any moment from my life.
I am not reclusive. I just have a private life.
Fame and success are very different things.
People tend to think that because I need all this time on my own in the studio, that I need time on my own, period. And that's not really true.
I didn't expect such a huge reaction, but I knew I was doing something different to everything else that was happening at the time.
I use my voice as an instrument.
You know love is everything you say a whisper, a word, promises you give. You feel it in the heartbeat of the day. You know this is the way love is.
There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you.
The writing of a melody is an emotional moment success doesn't make it easy.
I enjoyed the two years I was with Clannad. I enjoyed touring. We toured a lot in Europe.
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.
Writing music on your own makes you think a lot about your life. Who are you Would you change anything about yourself This is where it comes from.
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.
When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial it was something very personal to me.