Irish singer-songwriter Enya (real name Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin) is the country's biggest selling solo artist. One of nine children, Enya's recording career began alongside three of her siblings, plus two uncles, in the group Clannad, recording several albums before going solo in 1982. But it wasn't until the 1988 album 'Watermark' that she achieved global success, thanks largely to the single 'Orinoco Flow'.
Named after the Orinoco Studios in London, where it was recorded, but also referencing the river of the same name in Venezuela, alongside China's Yellow Sea and Australia's Coral Sea, the words were written by Belfast poet Roma Ryan (wife of Enya's manager Nicky Ryan). Also name-checked in the song are various islands: Avalon, Ebony, Fiji and Island of the Moon in Madagascar - and you thought she was just babbling nonsense!
But amidst the geographical poetics comes the deeply odd lyric: "We can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel." Mr Dickins was, at the time, chairman of Enya's record label Warner Music. Co-producer of the record Ross Cullum also gets a cheeky mention in the following line: "We can sigh, say goodbye, Ross and his Dependency" (though rather cleverly, Ross Dependency is also a New Zealand owned area of the Antarctic).
Anyway, enough learning. Watch the video...