You can try Caravanserai, Dante's Prayer, Penelope's Song, Mummer's Dance, or Neverending Road. I don't know about you, but I always felt these songs give the "feeling" on family holidays or brings in the mood. Hope it helps!
All of her songs are good of course, but for a mass, I would say Beneath A Phrygian Sky, or Dante`s Prayer. They are both about having faith in dark times of life, beautifully written as well as inspirational. Good luck!!!
Wow thank you so much!! I do like Never Ending Road and Dante's Prayer is certainly a beautiful chant. I would be accompanied by either piano or organ. So these two are perfect for a thanksgiving mass. Thank you so much Ryan, and Barnacles62
I too, love this song, as all other Loreena songs. When it comes down to it, she could record the Barney theme song and I'd fall in love with it! I'm smitten and enticed with her voice and style of singing that I doubt there would be a song I didn't like coming from her. There's only 1 other band I can say that about, alas, they've broken up some time ago. Happy Eclectic Celticing!
Hi Taliesin Thanks for reminding that very rare Loreena's recording! I have 3 versions of this song (for one you put the link above) - if you want other versions please give me your email. Unfortunatly, the quality is not the best. Hope Loreena put "Ballad of the Foxhunter" on her new recording as this song is also beatiful and it needs to finally find its place on an offical album! Regarding lyrics, well I have never found any BUT many years ago (10 probably) I did some transcription from...
Hello, Rafał ( TOKOFEROL )! You have no idea how happy you just made me. Magic happens when Loreena puts Yeats's words to music and so is the case with Ballad of the Foxhunter and I am sure it will appear on her next album. The song is very charming. As for the recordings of Pagan Trees , please send any you have to my address: email@example.com . Being a non-native English speaker, I've also failed to completely transcribe the lyrics, if you want, send them too. Have a pleasant day!
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,...
Hi Everyone, I was wondering if you all could help me. What song would you choose for a Thanksgiving Mass? I'm a cantor at my church of Saint Pius X and I would love to choose one of Loreena McKennitt's songs to sing and share with...
Earlier this year, just before I attended one of Loreena's concerts in Italy, I had come across an old recording of her song, supposedly called 'Pagan Trees' ( https://youtu.be/-G5VxlOyUyo ). I came to love it instantly. I own every album of Loreena's and have listened to all of her songs multiple times throughout the years but this one gets me like few other could. Never before have I felt such strong nostalgia whilst listening to a song. A nostalgia rooted far in the past. Far beyond the...
I would think so. I mean she usually sings about 18 songs per concert. If she performed all of "Lost Souls", she would still have about 9 songs to choose from her back catalogue. And this is assuming she is performing ALL of "Lost Souls", which I do not know. "Bonny Portmore" is a great song, and it was a "hit" so I would think it would be in the setlist.
I’m pretty sure Bonny Portmore, All Souls Night, Bonny Swans, The Lady of Shalott, Mummers Dance, Stolen Child, The Old Ways, and Dante’s Prayer aren’t going anywhere, they’ve been setlist staples for a while. Maybe Full Circle, as well. Those are all classics I’d hate to see go. I’d also love to see Marco Polo back!
Rodrigo, I hope that when you go to the performance, you will enjoy it. If you'd like and when possible, you can stay afterwards for autographs. That, I recommend (or you can arrange for a private meeting). Whichever makes you comfortable, it is up to you.
I suggest that you contact Quinlan Road via email. Or another way that you can do that is that from time, Quinlan Road may offer special "VIP" passes for a limited amount of people. Otherwise, you should stay after the program for autographs. Does that help you, Rodrigo?
I’ve been searching for setlists of her recent concerts so I know what to expect, but haven’t found anything yet. I’m sure she won’t leave the old classics behind, but my ultimate dream is to see her performing The Mystic’s Dream live! That was the song that turned me into her fan 15 years ago and it would be the happiest day of my life. I’m a first timer, so I would like to know something: does she usually do autograph sessions after her concerts?
Hey Marcelle, have you seen the search function of this forum (the little magnifying glass icon on the top of every page)? Just search for "setlist" and you will get plenty of results. You can even narrow the search, e.g., only return search hits from the last 4 years or so. As to autograph sessions, yes, Loreena very often (but not always) shows up after the gigs. Cheers, Stefan.
Thank you, Stefan! I’ll check it out! It’s also my first day here in the forum so thank you for letting me know! Here’s to hoping that she will show up, it will be late and in the middle of the week, but it will be worth the waiting!
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