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    Any Loreena McKennitt fans?

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    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
    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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    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.

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    I absolutely adore Loreena.

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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.

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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.

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    Another fan! Love her voice and harp. Bonny Portmore is a favourite, as is All Soul’s Night (Nights of Alahambra).
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    Love her!

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

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    Love her too. Including her Christmas music.

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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).

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

    When the dark wood fell before me
    And all the paths were overgrown
    When the priests of pride say there is no other way
    I tilled the sorrows of stone

    I did not believe because I could not see
    Though you came to me in the night
    When the dawn seemed forever lost
    You showed me your love in the light of the stars

    Cast your eyes on the ocean
    Cast your soul to the sea
    When the dark night seems endless
    Please remember me

    Then the mountain rose before me
    By the deep well of desire
    From the fountain of forgiveness
    Beyond the ice and the fire

    Cast your eyes on the ocean
    Cast your soul to the sea
    When the dark night seems endless
    Please remember me

    Though we share this humble path, alone
    How fragile is the heart
    Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
    To touch the face of the stars

    Breathe life into this feeble heart
    Lift this mortal veil of fear
    Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
    We'll rise above these earthly cares

    Cast your eyes on the ocean
    Cast your soul to the sea
    When the dark night seems endless
    Please remember me...
    I read her Wikipedia page and I had no idea her fiance died in a boating accident. How tragic.

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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.

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    Another splendid one : Marco Polo

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Nowhere near Sarah McLachlan in my heart, but I really like Loreena McKennitt.
    Especially La serenissima (perfect when I want relax) and Blacksmith.
    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?
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    Huge fan here for many years. She is completely, wonderfully distinctive.

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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...

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    Yes, I have her CD's in my collection.

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