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Loreena McKennitt

Canadian folk singer and harpist
Thu 4 Apr ’24 20:15 uur
Thu 4 Apr ’24
20:15 uur

Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for her unique style of music, often described as Celtic, folk, world music, or new age. Her music is characterized by her beautiful vocals, virtuosic harp playing, and the use of various ethnic instruments. One of her most well-known songs is "The Mummers' Dance" from 1997. Other popular songs by Loreena include "Tango to Evora," "The Mystic's Dream," and "Dante's Prayer." Her music is often associated with tranquility, spiritual reflection, and a sense of mysticism.

Loreena McKennitt began her musical career in the 1980s. Her early work was heavily influenced by Celtic music and folklore, and she quickly gained recognition as a talented harpist and singer. As her career progressed, she also started incorporating influences from other cultures and musical traditions, making her sound increasingly diverse. One of the distinctive aspects of McKennitt's music is her ability to blend different cultural influences and create an immersive atmosphere. She has recorded songs based on literary works, historical events, and mythologies, often weaving narrative elements into her lyrics.