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Re: Inspired to travel by a song?

Gaël ·
Yes, I must confess that Loreena's music has triggered some trips for me. Or, at least that I have been to places where it seems that Loreena has been inspired by. When I decided to travel to Ireland (in 1997 or something), I fist asked some advice to members of newsgroups alt.music...: where to go in Ireland to listen to good irish music in pubs, best places for landscape, etc. Which made me choose a trip in Connemera and Kerry [West coast], with some hill climbing, an incursion to Aaran...
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Re: Where/how do you all live?

Very Old Elf ·
I voted in a city because, even if my town is not very big, it's so close to Paris that it's absorbed by the capital and all the towns arround, making a huge "thing". But, the problem here, in France, and particularly in big cities, is to find a place to live: rents are so high, it a nonsens. It's more and more difficult to live decently. I'm really thinking about living the country to go to ... Canada ... It's a place I've always think about to go (to stay for some months or years) and a...
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Re: Smiles from southern Italy

Hi, Giovanni! Yes, I know Imola but I've ever been and I know Bitritto as well. Beautiful town, Bitritto. I have to go back with my camera ! About Facebook I might. As soon as I can I send to you an email: unfortunately I have less free time. About "Castel del Monte" I think that the space in front of the castle, where there is the main entrance, is perfect for a concert. I'm imagining the castle with some lights, under the hill... for me it would be magic! Cheers, Mary
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Re: Vrahon Theatre in Athens?

kinnethik ·
Hi Warren, I have the same problem in that I haven’t been able to locate the venue on a detailed map of Athens clearly showing the location and its surroundings. So far I’ve managed to find that the theatre is located in the Vyronas district in the south-east of Athens, and there don’t seem to be any hotels in its vicinity (or at least none available that I've managed to find). So I for one will keep my initial reservation (relatively close to the Lycabettus hill and Omonoia, which has easy...
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Re: Smiles from southern Italy

Giovanni (Italy) ·
We are waiting for you and your camera And we will show you some place that you probabily ignore... you know, the village of our Apulia are full of unknown wonders!!! Yes, Castel del monte would be a perfect place for Loreena's Concert, because - as you know - it was a crossroad of cultures and civilizations. In the Middle Age Frederick II of Svevia was very interested in oriental and Arabic culture, and had a great hand in importing it in western world. Loreena's music also has a lot of...
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Re: Merlin's tomb in the forest of Broceliande in France.

AlanCarter ·
Perhaps we're all singing from the same hymn book but to different tunes The stories must have moved with the people. Merlin and Arthur crop up all over the place. I lived in Wales during my time in the Royal Air Force and the area around Carmarthen is full of references to Merlin, or Myrddin. The town is claimed as his birthplace. Near Pembroke, where I lived is Merlin's Bridge, Carmarthen has Bryn Myrddin, Merlin's Hill. It goes on... Here in the West Country, Arthur just refuses to go...
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Re: EUREKA!

Dieter ·
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Re: Hello from the Carolinas

Shelley ·
Hey Neighbor! I'm from Rock Hill, SC. Did you get to see Loreena when she came to Asheville NC?
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Re: Hello from the Carolinas

KrisW ·
NO, Shelley, I missed her concert. As much as I love her music, I have not taken to following her exploits or concert tours. I fear that I have missed many chances for extraordinairy musical experiences. Life is too short to let such things pass you by. I shall endeavor that future chances to see Loreena in concert will not be missed. Gudgenby, my friend, you presume very correctly, Hale to you!!! yes, we are lone wolves, amongst the sheep, daring to tread our own paths, seek our own...
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Re: Concert in Lorca

Betty ·
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Re: Hello from Sydney's Northern Beaches

Turimeta ·
Hi Anxious 2, Warriewood is a beach suburb of Sydney (Australia), along the Northern Beaches about 35 kilometres from the central business district. Originally the area was called "Sheep Station Hill" but was given a more English sounding name to spur land sales around 1900, when the original estate was sub-divided. Locals had your (and our favourite royal) Princess Mary visiting nearby recently. Cheers Turimeta
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Re: Realm of the Bards

Bombadil ·
Mine is by an anonymous writer which I found in a memorial hall in a small north devon fishing village the story is true. On the 12th of January ’99, a horrible gale blew, our lifeboat went to Porlock to save a helpless crew. Never had a storm so cruel, swept our village by the sea The waves rolled like thunder while the hills shook violently. Brave men crept to their firesides and barred their doors that night, children drew close together and women trembled with fright. For hours the storm...
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Re: Realm of the Bards

Jeff Phillips ·
May I cll you Tom? I loved the story. It is amazing how you found this story. MORE DETAILS PLEASE!?!?!?!?! Jeff
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Re: What music do you play on your instrument(s)?

Jesse ·
I play Piano and Ukulele. On Piano, most of my repotoire is (duh) songs by Loreena McKennitt. I also regularly play traditional Irish music, songs by The Corrs, and one or two various pieces each by other artists I'm into, such as Vienna Teng, Delta Goodrem, Sons of Korah, Chris Tomlin, Yohanna, Dean Geyer, Brooke Fraser, Avril Lavigne, Teddy Geiger, and Jesse McCartney. At the moment, I'm especially into the following songs: - Samain Night and The Dark Night of the Soul by you-know-who -...
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Re: When does everyone think Loreena will next tour?

Mark ·
That was up top on the that hill right? I remember. That was a very interesting place.
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Re: When does everyone think Loreena will next tour?

Fabio ·
Yes, Mark, up on that hill, near the castle of Udine... With a lot of moskitos on you :-) (Were they interesting too?)
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Re: What music has been in your player beside McKennitt?

John Cameron ·
I have found that as I age...my tastes in music have expanded...I like all kinds of music. Usually it is the actual music that I listen to first...then the vocals. I find extraordinary music amongst all types of music...I think it is the layering of different sounds, instruments and voices. It's simply amazing, and it gives me chills when somebody composes such music. Anyway...here are some of the artists/bands to whom I listen. Various Windham Hill Artists eg."Snuffy" Walden Clanaad Enya...
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Re: What music has been in your player beside McKennitt?

Peppercat ·
Nickleback and Coldplay! <3 Coldplay gave a concert in Santiago, Chile, last year. A friend and I went crazy and tried to raise enough money to buy the tickets for the concert, the plane tickets (cause we needed to fly there) and find a place to stay. We were so so close, but in the end we both couldn't go (I was working at a zoo then and was deeply involved in a project with racoons, I just couldn't leave, and my friend just didn't raise enough money.)
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Re: What music has been in your player beside McKennitt?

Menno ·
Hello All, just my "always in motion" list of artists and/or bands (in no order at all; perhaps a little alphabetically): Sarah Brightman - also a woman with a "voice of her own"; a very diverse genre from classic to pop Kate Bush - only from the early period when she was in her early 20's Dead Can Dance / Lisa Gerrard - no words to describe this kind of music; you need to hear it Dire Straits / Mark Knopfler - in the past not really appreciated by me, but more and more one of the...
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Re: Another way of travelling

Airish ·
Hello I would recommend you: "Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist In Andalucia" by Chris Stewart. In Spanish the title is :"Entre limones: historia de un optimista". Reading it, you can know the remote "Alpujarras" a zone which time ago was difficult to reach because it's in the South slope of "Sierra Nevada" Granada, the second highest hill of Spain. An Englishman in the remote Spanish countryside who gives up the comfort of the city to look for a place where life is just enjoy Nature,...
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Re: Baltimore (a review)

Guitarpat56 ·
Glad to hear everything turned out well. I remember you wondering if you'd see her at all. Boston show, you're in Maine. Maine show, you're in Boston. Then you end up in Baltimore trying to find tickets back home. The Merrill Auditorium is a beautiful arena. My first time there. I was in row two. A couple times I wanted to reach out because she literally seemed that close. I was on the opposite end of the row, as I was right in front of Caroline and Hugh. Met Tim, Rick, Donald & Ben...
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Re: What song would you pick if to be on Loreena's next CD if you were asked?

predrag ·
suil a ruin,spancil hill,fields of athenry,The Flower of Magherally,...
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Re: Venues...?

Hello, Jesse! I've never seen this post before. in fact I've post my idea about your question in another place I live in Bari, in the south of Italy, and some kilometres far there is a wonderful castle called "Castel del Monte". This old and historical castle is situated above a hill and in my opinion it is a perfect place for a Loreena's summer performance. Below I get some links where you can see the castle. What do you think about it? let me know. Smiles, Mary Castel del Monte-History...
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Re: New member

Nazzye ·
Well actually I would put it a level lower. The aim is the aim (damn bad style...), the strategy is the way to reach the aim, and the different tactics support the strategy. Example: Gaugamela: Alexanders aim is: winning the battle. His strategy: forcing a gap into the persian army to reach for Dareios himself. His tactics are i.e. to counter the awful scythe-chariots (is that the right name?) by dodging them, decisions when to press the attack, when to fall back, tie up enemy forces and so...
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Re: Howdy!!

Semaspa A ·
Hello again! Sorry I haven't been on in a while! I've been busy with homework, college stuff (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, here I come! ), and pretty much everything in between! So how's the weather for you out there? Today for me, even though it's the middle of February, I was able to wear my favourite sun dress! It felt more like August than anything else. Trust me...it gets boring after a while! But tomorrow, Mom and I will be up in Big Bear, so we'll get a nice break! Anyone watch the...
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Re: Celtic Footprints - tour diary

Elizabeth Tudor ·
Here is the first part of my travel blog! Enjoy! Notes from the road Zürich, March 17, 10:40 a.m. Arrived at Zürich at 9:00 a.m. sharp. I got lost at the main station, because it’s so large. But eventually I found my way out and walked to my hostel in Niederdorfstraße in a pedestrian area. My first impression of Zürich: beautiful. Classy. Like a mature sophisticated lady in a pantsuit, hair carefully tucked into a bun, decent make-up (not too much, you can still make out faint lines around...
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Re: Celtic Footprints - tour diary

Elizabeth Tudor ·
Hello folks, here is the report of Geneva concert and my visit to this wonderful city! Enjoy! Pictures can be found # here . Love and greetings to all of you, Anni Notes from the road II Geneva, March 19, 1 a.m. – Notes from my bed. Again, I am at a loss of words. I will try to make the impossible possible, to give you the faintest idea of what happened tonight. But starting at the beginning of the day: Since my hostel didn’t provide breakfast, I had a picnic at Lake Zürich in the morning.
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Re: Celtic Footprints - tour diary

Elizabeth Tudor ·
And for your entertainment: Here is something else I wrote which is not directly related to the tour. Intermission Heidelberg, March 30, 11 p.m. It feels like these first five concerts (Zürich, Geneva, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf) have been like the first set of a great concert. Now there’ll be an interval of one week before it goes on with Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig. Then another 2 weeks before the encore, Munich. I thought I should tell you something about this week. As some of...
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a new Canadian date

K. Bartlett ·
I see in the Winnipeg Free Press that Ms. McKennitt will be appearing at The Winnipeg Folk Festival as the final mainstage act on July 12th. It seems she is replacing k.d. lang. So I guess I'll be packing the bug spray and the sunscreen and dancing at...
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Future Loreena McKennitt Performances

Nuree ·
I am being deliberately imposing, I deeply (if not desperately!) wish for Loreena McKennitt to perform in New York City. I love listening to her recorded live performance in Toronto (as well her other CDs) over and over again, I wish she would plan...
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Good Morning!

My name is James(Jim) Shannon Payne,of an interesting family combination of poor Irish driven from their lands by enclosure, the potato famine, British oppression, etc., Tory Campbells (not MY fault , New England settlers (Lymans) and Paynes (my...
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Concert in Lorca

Antonia ·
Hello everybody, Last saturday I was in Loreena's concert in Lorca and I'd like to make a few comments and reflections about what we lived that night. The musicians and Loreena were very good, as we all expected. But we know that Loreena's concerts...
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The artwork

kinnethik ·
On my way from Geneva to Baden Baden today, I passed a small town that might not have drawn my attention had it not been for the "Troubadours on the Rhine". It's called Breisach and its origins can be traced back to the Celts. The hill was the seat of...
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Scottsdale, AZ - Thank You Loreena!

Erik ·
I had the pure enjoyment of attending Loreena's show last night at the outdoor Scottsdale Ampitheater. I was fortunate to get a "seat" (blanket on the grassy hill) about 3 rows from the stage and had what I consider a "perfect seat" for the...
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Tourdates History

Dante's prayer ·
hi I'm Alberto and I try to reconstruct the loreena's tour dates history! I don't find much about the 1989 / 1992! I hope that someone can help me. this is the list of the tours dates that I have found: First apparition 9 Luglio 1977 - Winnipeg,...
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Just wondering

barnacles62 ·
Hello Souls, I am from a small town on Maryland`s Eastern Shore, of the United States. I have been doing research on my fathers side of the family which is Czech.(My mothers:Irish,English) Its now known as the Czech Republic, alias, Czechoslovakia,...
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Hello from Beechwood Hill

Roe ·
Dear Loreena and all fans of Loreena´s music.. 99% of my life style is connected with woods, stones and wild.. This music improves my feelings, brings my cogitations far away and fulfils my spirit with good and peace. I wish everyone just more...
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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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Re: Too much rock´n roll on ancient muse tour ?

Artúr ·
Thank you, Pat -- but I am not a devoted fan at all, just a fan: I would be able to live without Loreena McKennitt's music if I had to. There are just so many other fine, wonderful artists out there, that the "loss" of one or two does not make that much of a difference to me. Yes, the world of music would not be the same, and I would not have had the same experiences in my life, but my world does not depend entirely upon just one artist, either. Life, and Music, will go on.... As to the...
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Re: Photos during a concert, some thought

Artúr ·
Betty, we know that you did not intend any offense, or anything of the sort...but since there are those people who simply refuse to use a camera without a flash, Loreena has asked that photographs NOT be taken during the concert. Why is always those few idiots who are the ones to wreck things for those who have a brain and know how to use it? And, Betty, your grasp of the English language, while not perfect, is far from unintelligible. I have seen much worse from "highly educated" Harvard...
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Re: Nashville concert

Artúr ·
this makes me think of a song on the only CD I have of Battlefield Band , a live performance collection called Across the Borders . During the song 6 Days on The Road , played by the Scottish Country-rock band The Radio Sweethearts , one of the musicians is heard to say (as the bagpipe solo starts up) "Bluegrass Bagpipes!" What an image this conjures up! --Artúr
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Re: Photos during a concert, some thought

Betty ·
Thank you for your reply Artur!You understood that was only my opinion...but is true ,the camera and pictures with flash disturb very much the Artist...is true this thing.I'm photograph and I know. Are you american? ciao Betty.
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Re: Too much rock´n roll on ancient muse tour ?

Guitarpat56 ·
I know what you are saying about other artists. I love many kinds of music. For me they seem to run in cycles. About 4 - 5 years and I need and start looking for something new. I listen to classic rock for the most part but I have been through the whole spectrum, blues, country, punk, alternative, grunge, heavy, hard rock. My wife introduced me to Loreena's music when we started dating and I've been hooked ever since. I didn't know whether I'd ever get to see her but I'm glad I did, and I'm...
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Re: newbie from GA

SpringWolf ·
Thankfully DAR Constitution Hall didn't allow drinks in the concert hall. Just bottled water. The audiance was definitely a mix of people. Young and old, sophisticated and um, unique. I like to think my husband and I were some where in between. But then, we're just simple country folk who journeyed to DC from Richmond. It was well worth the trip! I hope the drunkard didn't ruin the shirt. But I'm glad you were able to rise above it and enjoy the concert.
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Re: Alhambra DVD

SpringWolf ·
In DC the DVD and tour shirts were $35 each. And by the way, the DVD is definitely well worth it! We finally made time to watch it Saturday night and it took us back to the concert we attended the Tuesday before. If you have an opportunity to purchase it, I recommend it. And when you watch it, watch the version with the commentary! It's not only inspirational, but it adds so much insight to the music as well.
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Re: Favorite LM Song?

SpringWolf ·
Like many here, I like them all. Being Celtic and pagan, I do lean toward those that have pagan sentiments, All Souls Night, Huron Beltain Fire Dance, Murmmer's Dance to name only a few. But one song has struck a cord so deeply with me and I'm not sure I can put into words why. Penelope's Song. The song brings up what I can only call a memory from a long time ago, in a distant life that I once knew. I can't hear that song with out feeling as if I've been transported through time to 300 or...
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Re: Ann Arbor 4/29

reneecamp ·
I'm glad you had fun at the show! My friend Gary is an usher for that theatre and he was there last night after the show. He said it was amazing.
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Re: Ann Arbor 4/29

superbeast777 ·
I'll be in the 2nd row at Kalamazoo too! You probably won't see this in time, but if you do and you happen to see a younger looking girl (I'm 25 but look younger) in black pants and a black sweatshirt with pink stars (pink stars on my purse too), say hi! My name's Rhonda. I'll probably be by myself though possibly joined later on by someone. I was at last night's show too, and your review of it is spot on. I wish I had gone directly to the back after. Instead I took my time and by the time I...
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