Clannad – one of the most iconic new age celtic artists. This group manages to combine the classic irish folk elements with more modern new age atmosphere and 80s pop culture in a way to leaves no one cold. If you haven’t listened to Clannad but enjoy celtic music, I seriously recommend to check their timeless releases out!
Enya was part of Clannad but has since create a massive popularity as a independent solo artist. Her tunes have been heard on movie soundtracks and commercials throughout the decades. Her trademark is the “elven” singing with massive reverb and stereo sound.
In my opinion these two groups have defined that certain celtic sound that many other artists mimic.