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Re: What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

Rainer ·
A couple of years ago I attended an open air concert of Loreena in Hannover, Germany. I had been invited and was on the guest list. Before the concert and during the break I got into a conversation with a couple sitting next to me. About music and the world in general. I offered my theory that most people love the music that they grow up with because that time is very emotional and a lot of music is attached to those emotions or vice versa. So which music did I like when I grew up - the...
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Re: What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

Gina ·
Hi David Dorais, I've been to those 2 concerts too! And will be there with you in March. I'll be with 4 other people and some friend scattered throughout The Paramount. It's going to be a great show, as always! I hope no one shouts out "Free Bird"!
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Re: What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

Gina ·
I was so excited to see someone to the same concerts as I, that I forgot what the subject was! Oh deary me... I can't call what I learn actual "lessons" as I see them as more of an experience. The air is different, the mood is humbled, exciting, calming, and a bit mysterious, my imagination takes off on the first note and my heart races and Loreena takes me far away from the Pacific Northwest to a realm of peace, love, beauty, and energy enchants my mind, body and soul. Come to think of it,...
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Re: Live Version of The Stolen Child

Byrdele ·
My husband and I heard "The Lost Child" in the concert in Vermont last fall. Loreena performed it with much more in mind, as she told us before she sang it. The whole idea of children's minds being rewired as a result of over-exposure to the internet and things like that is chilling. Thank you, Loreena, for caring enough about children to do the research and announce the results of your research publicly. Your intent behind performing it gave the song a whole new meaning. I have worked with...
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Re: What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

SierraSinger ·
I've loved Loreena's music forever, it seems. As a singer myself I have often wished that I had taken the journey in search of Celtic music in its purest forms. Life, however, had different plans for me. I've seen many great artists in concert during the last 40 years but it was always my biggest dream to see Loreena in concert. I despaired of ever having that chance since I live near Reno, Nevada and she's not done many concerts on the US west coast. I'd wanted to see her when she played...
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Re: Live Version of The Stolen Child

canopus212 ·
Hi William, At first, thanks for pointing out that live version of The Stolen Child. You may have a look at the following Smithsonian Folkways page: Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 8) Toronto. On that page is given the link to the facsimile of Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 8) in pdf. What we understand about the track: - "The baker’s dozen of songs are performed before a live audience." - The piece is performed by Loreena (harp) , David Woodhead (fretless bass and...
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Re: Live Version of The Stolen Child

wmkolb ·
Thanks for your response! It is a lovely version of the song, and I wondered if maybe more from that session exist.
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Re: What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

David Dorais (distaff Munro) ·
I have seen you in concert at the Paramount and at Woodland Park Zootunes in Seattle, Washington, USA. I am looking forward to your March 26th tour appearance. Hope you will have time to visit the Fremont Troll statue if you have time. Celt myths and stories are of course filled with such woodland spirits, gods and monsters. I am right now listening to your A Midwinter Night's Dream album. It is rotation on my stereo with Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas and Sting's If on a Winter's Night...
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It's A Long Story, But Loreena McKennitt and Band Were Awesome

Lizjul ·
Hi Everyone,   After talking about this concert with friends, I still had to do something to express the feeling I had.  I hope you can indulge me. A night of music but a night of storytelling, and dramatic readings.  As I write this,...
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Live Version of The Stolen Child

wmkolb ·
Hi there!   I happened upon a live version of The Stolen Child on Spotify that I've not yet heard. I won't post the link because I'm not sure if the rules allow it, but it's one of just a few tracks by Loreena you can find there. It is a part of an album called "Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 8) Toronto" made in 1989.   I found on Wikipedia that Fast Folk was a way for singer/songwriters to release their first few tracks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Folk   I'd...
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What did you get out of Loreena's Concerts?

Lizjul ·
I got more than what I thought.  The music was out of this world, but I was so astonished about what I learned from her. So much so, that I had to blog about it.  I called it Lessons I Learned From A Loreena McKennitt Concert      
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Hello from Athens

TolisG ·
Hello from Athens,Greece! I' m a big Loreena's fan since i was 13 years old.There are so many things i could say about the feelings and times i have passed with her music next to me.I am a professional musician and drum teacher and i could say that Loreena's existence has played a very important role for taking that life decision for me...I remember one night,some years ago,when Loreena came to Athens and played an amazing concert at Theatro Vraxon..it was a time i have quitted playing music...
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Yet another darn sheet music question!

Semaspa A ·
Hi, everyone! I was looking at the online shop at Loreena's sheet music, and I was wondering which pieces are geared toward piano and/or harp. I can only partly tell what it says on the product image, but I can't seem to get an accurate description of the instruments (ex. piano, vocal, etc.) for which the arrangements are written. I'm re-learning the piano, and I'm finally learning to play the harp that's been sitting in my room for seven years; I would really like to learn the songs that I...
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Re: Yet another darn sheet music question!

Gina ·
Hi Alexandra, I have 3 of Loreena's sheet music and they are written for piano and guitar, so they should be easily used for harp. There are 3 rows of music. The top line is voice, the second is for the right hand and the bottom is for the left hand. I don't know how to play guitar or harp, just a bit of piano, djembe, dunbek, congas, and of course cow bell. The music is a simplified version of the songs so you can put your own spin on them. I do have a blast playing "The Highwayman" "All...
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Re: Hello from Athens

Gina ·
Hello TolishG! I enjoyed reading your post as I can relate to your experience with how Loreena effects you. (Just a side note, I find it odd that Loreena's name isn't listened in the dictionary on her own message board! It gave me a little chuckle to add her name to the list.) Anyways, back to the subject at hand, I'm glad you got back into music and can tell how Loreena "serves the music". That is one thing my percussion teacher has taught me. Loreena finds the soul of the song and it...
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Lady of the Perfect Music

Charles Barnes ·
I first heard "the Lady of Shallott" on Chico's community radio station. KZFR(FM 90.1) on the Celtic Ray show. First I was enthralled by the melody and instrumentation, then entranced by the gorgeous singing and by the time we "looked down on Many-towered Camelot" I was hooked. I listened, hoping to hear the song announced and then to several other songs, still hoping. Eventually I called the station and later became friends with Kelly, the show programmer. Following the release of Book of...
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