History Music / LoreenaMcKennitt

21st Sep '15 6:08:37 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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'''Loreena Isabelle Irene [=McKennitt=], CM, OM''' (born February 17, 1957)is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion and harp)]]. Her songs have a distinct Celtic and Middle Eastern tone (she's of Scottish descent), but are sometimes described as NewAge. Her songs are often ballads, and are characterized by her high, echoing soprano voice. She found her calling to music after trying to be a veterinarian (and a brief stop-over with Ontario's renowned Shakespeare Festival), and has since then sold more than 13 million copies of her albums. She's often compared to Music/{{Enya}} as they both have Celt roots and use Gaelic in their music, but Loreena's music is more inspired by works of literature (most often Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake and William Butler Yeats) and is considered to be more grounded. Many of her songs have roots in English or Celtic folk songs, but more recently her music has been inspired by Arabian/Turkish lore. She is also an honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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'''Loreena Isabelle Irene [=McKennitt=], CM, OM''' (born February 17, 1957)is 1957) is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion and harp)]]. Her songs have a distinct Celtic and Middle Eastern tone (she's of Scottish descent), but are sometimes described as NewAge. Her songs are often ballads, and are characterized by her high, echoing soprano voice. She found her calling to music after trying to be a veterinarian (and a brief stop-over with Ontario's renowned Shakespeare Festival), and has since then sold more than 13 million copies of her albums. She's often compared to Music/{{Enya}} as they both have Celt roots and use Gaelic in their music, but Loreena's music is more inspired by works of literature (most often Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake and William Butler Yeats) and is considered to be more grounded. Many of her songs have roots in English or Celtic folk songs, but more recently her music has been inspired by Arabian/Turkish lore. She is also an honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
21st Sep '15 6:08:22 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Loreena [=McKennitt=] is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion and harp)]]. Her songs have a distinct Celtic and Middle Eastern tone (she's of Scottish descent), but are sometimes described as NewAge. Her songs are often ballads, and are characterized by her high, echoing soprano voice. She found her calling to music after trying to be a veterinarian (and a brief stop-over with Ontario's renowned Shakespeare Festival), and has since then sold more than 13 million copies of her albums. She's often compared to Music/{{Enya}} as they both have Celt roots and use Gaelic in their music, but Loreena's music is more inspired by works of literature (most often Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake and William Butler Yeats) and is considered to be more grounded. Many of her songs have roots in English or Celtic folk songs, but more recently her music has been inspired by Arabian/Turkish lore.

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Loreena [=McKennitt=] is '''Loreena Isabelle Irene [=McKennitt=], CM, OM''' (born February 17, 1957)is a [[CanadianMusic Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion and harp)]]. Her songs have a distinct Celtic and Middle Eastern tone (she's of Scottish descent), but are sometimes described as NewAge. Her songs are often ballads, and are characterized by her high, echoing soprano voice. She found her calling to music after trying to be a veterinarian (and a brief stop-over with Ontario's renowned Shakespeare Festival), and has since then sold more than 13 million copies of her albums. She's often compared to Music/{{Enya}} as they both have Celt roots and use Gaelic in their music, but Loreena's music is more inspired by works of literature (most often Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Blake and William Butler Yeats) and is considered to be more grounded. Many of her songs have roots in English or Celtic folk songs, but more recently her music has been inspired by Arabian/Turkish lore. \n She is also an honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force.



* DespairEventHorizon: [=McKennitt=] seems to have hit this when her fiancee died in 1998. Soon after, she dropped almost completely off the map and released no new albums for 8 years.

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* DespairEventHorizon: [=McKennitt=] seems to have hit this when her fiancee died in a boating accident in 1998. Soon after, she dropped almost completely off the map and released no new albums for 8 years.



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Justified, since she ''is'' a Celtic-inspired musician. To be specific, Loreena uses Uilleann pipes, which are a less-well known Irish variant.

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Justified, since she ''is'' a Celtic-inspired musician. To be specific, Loreena uses Uilleann pipes, which are a less-well known Irish variant.variant which use an airbag inflated by a bellows instead of the player's breath.



* {{Sampling}}: "The Two Trees" includes as its introduction "Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt?", a pipework song by Patrick Hutchinson. "Dante's Prayer" begins with a portion of "Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom" as sung by the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir.
** To take it to the next level, the track "Revolution" from Highlander 3 score by Peter Robinson includes a portion of "The Two Trees", sampled pipework and all.

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* {{Sampling}}: "The Two Trees" includes as its introduction "Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt?", a pipework song by Patrick Hutchinson. "Dante's Prayer" begins with a portion of "Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom" as sung by the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir. \n** To take it to the next level, the The track "Revolution" from Highlander 3 score by Peter Robinson includes a portion of "The Two Trees", sampled pipework and all.all, and Loreena's version of "Bonny Portmore" is used in the film as well.
31st Aug '15 9:37:45 PM Ingonyama
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* TitleDrop: "All Souls Night", "The Old Ways", "Caravanserai". The song "Marrakesh Night Market" also has one to the album on which it appears, ''The Mask and the Mirror'': "Would you like my mask? Would you like my mirror?"

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* TitleDrop: "All Souls Night", "The Old Ways", "Caravanserai". The song "Marrakesh Night Market" also has one [[AlbumTitleDrop to the album on which it appears, appears]], ''The Mask and the Mirror'': "Would you like my mask? Would you like my mirror?"
16th Aug '15 2:18:03 AM Ingonyama
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* RevisitingTheRoots: Loreena started off singing traditional Celtic songs and slowly expanded to include other cultures, becoming more of a World musician. In 2010, she released an album composed of traditional Celtic songs.

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* RevisitingTheRoots: Loreena started off singing traditional Celtic songs and slowly expanded to include other cultures, becoming more of a World musician. In 2010, she released an album composed of traditional Celtic songs. Lampshaded by Loreena herself in one interview: "Every once and again there is a pull to return to one's own roots or beginnings, with the perspective of time and experience, to feel the familiar things you once loved and love still."
16th Aug '15 2:07:47 AM Ingonyama
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* NotableOriginalMusic: Wrote the soundtrack for the made-for-TV documentary "Goddess Remembered". One song from this, "Ancient Pines", appears on ''Parallel Dreams''.

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* NotableOriginalMusic: Wrote the soundtrack for the made-for-TV documentary "Goddess Remembered". One song from this, "Ancient Pines", appears on ''Parallel Dreams''. She also wrote the theme music for "The Burning Times" (a feminist re-interpretation of the witchcraft trials), which she reworked as "Tango to Evora."
16th Aug '15 2:03:48 AM Ingonyama
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* EvilDetectingDog: Suggested by her rendition of Yeats' "Stolen Child", which begins and ends with a chorus of barking hunting dogs that have detected the poem's sinister faerie child thieves.

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* EvilDetectingDog: Suggested by her rendition of Yeats' "Stolen Child", which [[BookEnds begins and ends ends]] with a chorus of barking hunting dogs that have detected the poem's sinister faerie child thieves.
26th Jul '15 6:49:04 PM nombretomado
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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''; "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" appeared in the soundtrack of the Kurt Russell film ''Film/{{Soldier}}''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''; "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" appeared in the soundtrack of the Kurt Russell film ''Film/{{Soldier}}''.
28th Mar '15 5:26:37 PM Ingonyama
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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''; "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" appeared in the soundtrack of the Kurt Russell film ''Soldier''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''; "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" appeared in the soundtrack of the Kurt Russell film ''Soldier''.''Film/{{Soldier}}''.
28th Mar '15 5:17:34 PM Ingonyama
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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack[=/=]RecycledTrailerMusic: "The Mystic's Dream" was used in the soundtrack for ''TheMistsOfAvalon''; "The Mummers' Dance" appeared in trailers for ''Film/EverAfter''. ''Film/EverAfter''; "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" appeared in the soundtrack of the Kurt Russell film ''Soldier''.
20th Apr '14 8:14:12 AM Tallens
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* CircleOfStandingStones: Has a song called "Standing Stones" about a [[StarCrossedLovers tragic young couple]] who pledge their love at a circle of standing stones in the Orkney Islands.
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