YMMV / Loreena McKennitt

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: In every live version she's done of "The Bonny Swans" since The Mask and the Mirror came out, but especially the one from her Live in Paris and Toronto concert, the moment when the harp reveals to the entire court what her "false sister Anne" did to her is punctuated by an absolutely badass electric guitar riff which underscores just how screwed her sister is by the reveal.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Many of her songs which are not tragic ballads (and even some that are) act as this due to their being expressions of love and devotion, but particularly notable are "Penelope's Song" and "Never Ending Road."
    The road now leads onward
    I know not where
    I feel in my heart that you will be there
    Whenever a storm comes
    Whatever our fears
    The journey goes on
    As your love ever nears
    Here is my heart, I give it to you
    Take me with you across this land
    These are my dreams, so simple and few
    Dreams we hold in the palm of our hands.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "The Bonny Swans". Specifically, the part about the harp-making. Also, in the music video for the song, the rather terrifying skull mask the harp's "false sister Anne" is wearing for the court masquerade.
  • Signature Song: Probably "The Mystic's Dream". Or "The Mummers' Dance".


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