Enya: Aniron | fingerstyle guitar
Photo by Trevor McGowan | Unsplash


I saw The Lord of the Rings movies years ago and thought they were breathtaking. I recall The Hobbit films more recently, and they were equally as good. Both series of films have spectacular music by composer, Howard Shore. This piece is actually called Aniron by Irish singer/composer Enya. It was beautifully cut into one of the film’s themes entitled, The Council of Elrond.

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How to play Aniron | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this song is simple and beautifully written across a single page. I generally find this piece to be easy to play, except for the stretched out trill in the chorus. It’s perfect for intermediate guitar players, and beginners can definitely give it a try. Enjoy, the guitar tab is available below:

My order of play looks like this, in accordance with the guitar tab:

Verse, Chorus

Verse Chorus 2x.

**Enya: Aniron | fingerstyle guitar

This arrangement is tuned a half step down (from low to high) Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. My guitar was tuned down a whole step, so I just put a capo on the 1st fret, achieving the same thing.

You could just as easily play it in standard tuning. It will sound great.