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Any Loreena McKennitt fans?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Jot the Dot Dot, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    While other singers get all the publicity, here is a singer who is, in my view, the 'definite article'. Having carved a niche for herself as a singer/songwriter/cultural historian, sings with this very beautiful voice, researches the background to her song subject, is able to incorperate elements of folk/Celtic/Spanish/Middle East music, performs songs in concert with the least pretencious air. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsNJuhBfbPg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srBOVO0ug4I
     
  2. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Love her music. "Dante's Prayer" was the first time I had ever heard her, and I have all but the latest couple of her CDs.
     
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  3. znachki

    znachki Active Member

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    Love her.

    The first time I heard her was years ago (1993?) on one of my local radio stations KMTT. Every year this station does a benefit CD collection of acoustic numbers from artists who play at the station. She did "The Lady of Shalott" on the 1995 CD. I remember the liner notes saying something like - in the early morning, this ethereal soprano floated out of the speakers and everyone just froze.
     
  4. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely adore Loreena.
     
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    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    I have quite a few of her songs and I can say the reason is b/c of Michelle Kwan! I fell in love with "Dante's Prayer" and it opened me up to her other songs. I actually made a couple of Michelle Kwan skating montages. I did one to her song "Snow" (my favorite) but I had to take it down (licensing crap about the song), but this one to "The Mystic's Dream" is still up.
     
  6. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Yes--I received some of her songs on a mixed tape and liked them. It has been awhile since I've heard them. I need to find my mixed tapes.
     
  7. rjblue

    rjblue Women knew Mr Bell

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    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    I love her music as well. Feels modern and old at the same time.
     
  11. missflick

    missflick Well-Known Member

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    Love her too. Including her Christmas music.
     
  12. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Another fan, have a few of her albums, but I think the Book of Secrets is still my fav. Which reminds me, I haven't listened to it for a while. (wanders off to go find it).
     
  13. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    LOVE her. "Dante's Prayer" makes me cry. That haunting refrain of "please remember me" ... :wuzrobbed I want it played at my funeral. I'm not usually into lyrics, but they're like a gorgeous poem.

    I read her Wikipedia page and I had no idea her fiance died in a boating accident. How tragic. :(
     
  14. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Nowhere near Sarah McLachlan in my heart, but I really like Loreena McKennitt.
    Especially La serenissima (perfect when I want relax) and Blacksmith. :swoon:
     
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    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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  16. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Luurves Loreena’s Blacksmith, and here is the version I first heard years ago by Steeleye Span.
    But back to Loreena, how can one not love that ethereal voice of hers? :swoon:
     
  17. ebayj

    ebayj Well-Known Member

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    Huge fan here for many years. She is completely, wonderfully distinctive.
     
  18. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    It's a good thing I'm usually driving by myself in the car, because otherwise one more time playing "The Mummer's Dance" or "The Mystic's Dream" and any passengers would probably beat me with the CD...I love her version of St. John of the Cross, too...
     
  19. Artistic Skaters

    Artistic Skaters Drawing Figures

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    Yes, I have her CD's in my collection. :cool:
     
  20. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    Have all her CDs. Love her voice and her music.