Lady of the Perfect Music

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 Secrets, on the sort of Spring day for which the color Green was created my wife and I drove down through the Sacramento River Valley on our way to San Francisco to see Loreena  perform at the Nob Hill Masonic Hall. Later, after I had played "Dante's Prayer " at Mary's memorial service, one of her daughters told me that that had been her mom's favorite of all the concerts I took her to see.

As part of the re-building of my self , I became part of "the mighty Zephyr" and Loreena Mckennitt music has been a big part of my show.

Then; when I remarried four years ago, my new Bride (looking like a Woodland Queen, clad all in Springtime) came down the aisle to "Brian Boru's March" from The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

It's been my very great pleasure to have been to two other of Loreena's concerts, most recently her Trio performance in Redding, CA.  All three shows have been incredible, amazing, wonderful. Many thanks for such a Perfect Music.

Charles Barnes

Forest Ranch, CA 

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