since everyone seems to throw their suggestions for concert venues into the big pot, I want to add my share, too.
I'd like to suggest the Stadthalle in Heidelberg, Germany, as a concert venue. It has seats for max. 3500 people and in there is an organ in the big hall.
I don't know if any of you have been to Heidelberg before. It's a beautiful city as you can see in these pictures:http://data.motor-talk.de/data...heidelberg-44974.jpghttp://www.heidelberg.de/servl...DELBERG_HERBSTBI.jpg
What could be interesting for Loreena is that there is even a Celtic background. On the "Heiligenberg" (Saint's Mountain), the remains of a Celtic settlement were found, dating back to 400 BC (as far as I can remember). They also found a hole in the mountain, called the "Heathen's hole".
It's a hole that goes some 60m into the mountains. Archaeologists are not sure what the purpose of this hole was, but they suspect that people were sacrificed there.
Also, there are the ruins of 2 monasteries on this mountain. It has always been a "holy", magical place. http://www.fuu-heidelberg-lang...erg_heiligenberg.jpg
The Nazis added their share to its history, by building a giant amphitheatre on top of the mountain, the "Thingstätte". http://www.blather.net/img/fea...erg_thingstatte2.jpg
If it were not for it's history, I'd suggest this as a concert venue. They say about 9000-10000 people fit in there. Today, there are concerts held there, but someone told me that the acousitcs are really bad.
Even with this darker side to its history, the mountain still fascinates people today, and the pagans of the area gather on its top on special occasions.
Besides that, Heidelberg is a smug little town. There are lots of tourists there, which means high prices on the one side, but on the other hand the infrastructure and hotels/accommodation facilities are very well.
I can highly recomment "Steffi's hostel", where I worked this summer and it is the best hostel i ever stayed in (and I know many hostels) ;-)
Now I'm going to finish my novel, hoping that I could convince you to come to Heidelberg.