It's amazing how so many people get Loreena McKennitt mixed up with Enya. And contrary to widespread urban legend - and one of my pet peeves when talking to the utterly CLUELESS about the song - Enya NEVER sang backup on the chorus on this radio single remix. That was just an overdub of Loreena McKennitt's voice in a different key. I have the radio promo CD and nowhere on it does Enya's name pop up ANYWHERE.
"The Mummer's Dance" hit #14 on the Top 40 radio charts in 1997.
So what's a mummer and why is it dancing?
Loreena McKennitt also had another creepy earlier Canadian hit single "All Souls Night" (1991)