Canadian Celtic Singer/Songwriter and Harpist
self-produced and the head of her own record label, award-winning "eclectic
Celtic" singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt has sold nearly ten million records
worldwide. Her recording history, which now spans a decade and a half, includes
six full-length studio albums and a two-album live recording.
1999, Loreena McKennitt released her most recent recording, Live In Paris And
Toronto, a two-CD set recorded with her band at the Salle Pleyel and Massey Hall.
A charitable project, the album raises funds for The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund For
Water Search And Safety, a Canadian-based organisation founded by Loreena McKennitt
a nd the families of Ronald and Richard Rees and Greg Cook after the three men
perished in a boating accident in Georgian Bay in 1998.
Book of Secrets (1997)
Released in late 1997
on Loreena McKennitt's own label, Quinlan Road. The Book of Secrets has
proven, since then, to be the Loreena's greatest commercial success, going Platinum
in the U.S. The songs were researched and written all over the world and feature
incredible stories. The most successful songs from the album were "Skellig",
"The Highwayman", "Dante's Prayer" and "The Mummers'
in Paris and Toronto (1999)
The hit Canadian vocalist's double live
album for 1999. Two CDs packed with over 20 songs o from her 1998 tour in Europe
& North America. Contains all of the tracks from her hit 1997 album 'The Book
Of Secrets', including the smash 'The Mummers' Dance', plus the best-loved tunes
from her previous albums.
Mask and The Mirror (1994)
Highlights Loreena's travels through Spain
and Morocco featuring a distinctly Mediterranean sound. Features Yeats'"The
Two Trees" and the traditional song, "The Bonny Swans."
Loreena mixes a variety of Celtic styles for this wonderful
1992 release that was her breakthrough album. It features such magical pieces
as "Bonny Portmore" and "Lady of Shalott".
Captures Loreena McKennitt's harp and vocals at her
finest. Lush and layered in warm harmonies, soaring overtop equally beautiful
instrumentation. Beautiful rendition of traditional song, Annachie Gordon.
Drive the Cold Winter Away (1994)
Loreena McKennit's "Christmas"
album. Features a number of traditional Celtic songs and carols, like "The
Wexford Carol". Also features "The Seasons" and "In Praise
of Christmas". A nice compliment to anyone's Christmas experience.
Loreena McKennit's debut release which should have sparked her career
then and there. Includes the phenomenal versions of "She Moved Through The
Fair" and "Stolen Child".
Loreena McKennit MP3s
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