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A Midwinter Night`s Dream Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: A Midwinter Night`s Dream
Year: 2008
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Title Length Sample  
1 The Holly & The Ivy -- No  
2 Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle -- No  
3 The Seven Rejoices of Mary -- No  
4 Noël Nouvelet! -- No  
5 Good King Wenceslas -- No  
6 Coventry Carol -- No  
7 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen -- No  
8 Snow -- No  
9 Breton Carol -- No  
10 Seeds of Love -- No  
11 Gloucestershire Wassail -- No  
12 Emmanuel -- No  
13 In the Bleak Midwinter -- No  

Loreena celebrates the season with a new CD that blends the five songs from A Winter Garden (1995) with eight new songs inspired by seasonal favourites. The seasonal collection features an array of Loreena`s wide musical influences, ranging from Celtic to classical to Middle Eastern. Her eclecticism shines through in the mysticism of "The Holly and the Ivy", the exotic Eastern arrangements of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", the Latin-sung "Emmanuel" and the North French/African rendering of "Noël Nouvelet!", sung in Old French.


An Ancient Muse Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: An Ancient Muse
Year: 2006
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Title Length Sample  
1 Incantation -- No  
2 The Gates Of Istanbul -- No  
3 Caravanserai -- No  
4 The English Ladye And The Knight -- No  
5 Kecharitomene -- No  
6 Penelope’s Song -- No  
7 Sacred Shabbat -- No  
8 Beneath A Phrygian Sky -- No  
9 Never-Ending Road (Amhrán Duit) -- No  

From the Scottish borders to the caravanserais of the Silk Road and the wine-dark seas of Homer’s Odyssey: the journey continues as Loreena’s seventh studio album traces the Celts’ easternmost paths, from Asia Minor and the Mediterranean to Mongolia. Recorded at Real World Studios, the album features a treasure trove of instruments including harp, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, oud, lyra, kanoun and nyckelharpa.


Live In Paris and Toronto (Collector`s Edition) / Live In Paris and Toronto (Édition de Collection) Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Live In Paris and Toronto (Collector`s Edition) / Live In Paris and Toronto (Édition de Collection)
Year: 1999
$30.00 CDN 
(approx. USD $29.86)
(approx. EURO 21.39 €)

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Title Length Sample  
Disc 1
1 Prologue 4:22 No  
2 The Mummers’ Dance 6:07 No  
3 Skellig 6:07 No  
4 Marco Polo 5:15 No  
5 The Highwayman 10:19 No  
6 La Serenissima 5:09 No  
7 Night Ride Across The Caucasus 8:30 No  
8 Dante’s Prayer 7:11 No  

Disc 2
1 The Mystic’s Dream 6:29 No  
2 Santiago 5:32 No  
3 Bonny Portmore 3:50 No  
4 Between The Shadows 4:18 No  
5 The Lady Of Shalott 9:05 No  
6 The Bonny Swans 6:33 No  
7 The Old Ways 5:03 No  
8 All Souls Night 4:15 No  
9 Cymbeline 6:27 No  

Captured live in April and May of 1998 in the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Massey Hall in Toronto, this two-CD set is, says Loreena McKennitt, simply "the sound of us doing what we did." Featuring performances of all of the songs from "The Book Of Secrets" as well as a generous selection of favourites from previous recordings, "Live In Paris And Toronto" comes in a deluxe, custom-made "book"-bound package.


The Book Of Secrets CD Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Book Of Secrets CD
Year: 1997
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Title Length Sample  
1 Prologue 4:22 No  
2 The Mummers’ Dance 6:07 No  
3 Skellig 6:07 No  
4 Marco Polo 5:15 No  
5 The Highwayman 10:19 No  
6 La Serenissima 5:09 No  
7 Night Ride Across The Caucasus 8:30 No  
8 Dante’s Prayer 7:11 No  

The album features a cast of over two dozen musical collaborators, and the eight songs contained therein, including North American hit single "The Mummers’ Dance", leads the listener on unexpected journeys. Follow the music from ancient Byzantium to a puppet-maker’s theatre in Sicily, or from the rocky island of Skellig Michael once inhabited by Irish monks in the Dark Ages to Venice and the journeys of Marco Polo, or from the tragic narrative of "The Highwayman" to the thunder of hooves across the Caucasus and the echoes of Dante’s words found, unexpectedly, in a train journey across Siberia.


The Mask And Mirror Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Mask And Mirror
Year: 1994
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Title Length Sample  
1 The Mystic’s Dream 7:40 No  
2 The Bonny Swans 7:18 No  
3 The Dark Night Of The Soul 6:44 No  
4 Marrakesh Night Market 6:30 No  
5 Full Circle 5:57 No  
6 Santiago 5:58 No  
7 Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt?/ TheTwo Trees 9:06 No  
8 Prospero’s Speech 3:23 No  

"The Mask And Mirror" has now sold more than two million copies worldwide and was honoured with a 1995 Juno Award for Best Roots/Traditional Album. It spans Spanish, Celtic and Moroccan influences, and follows paths of inspiration from Ireland to Santiago de Compostella. Included are musical settings of poems by St. John Of The Cross and Shakespeare, as well as eclectic, richly-textured originals including a seductively dramatic "The Mystic’s Dream" (as featured in the Paramount Pictures film "Jade") and "Marrakesh Night Market".


The Visit Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Visit
Year: 1991
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Title Length Sample  
1 All Souls Night 5:04 No  
2 Bonny Portmore 3:57 No  
3 Between The Shadows 4:03 No  
4 The Lady Of Shalott 11:05 No  
5 Greensleeves 4:15 No  
6 Tango To Evora 4:03 No  
7 Courtyard Lullaby 4:50 No  
8 The Old Ways 5:50 No  
9 Cymbeline 4:48 No  

This album includes a haunting version of "Greensleeves", which some consider to be written by King Henry VIII, sung "as I imagine Tom Waits might have done it," Loreena suggests.

It also features a musical setting of Tennyson’s famous poem "The Lady Of Shalott", a song which has since become one of Loreena’s best-known recordings. Additionally, you’ll find original works including "All Souls Night", "Bonny Portmore" (which was featured in the film "Highlander III") and the stirring instrumental "Tango To Evora", which can be found in the soundtrack to the National Film Board of Canada documentary "The Burning Times".


Parallel Dreams Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Parallel Dreams
Year: 1989
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Title Length Sample  
1 Samain Night 4:27 No  
2 Moon Cradle 4:29 No  
3 Huron ’Beltane’ Fire Dance 4:20 No  
4 Annachie Gordon 8:22 No  
5 Standing Stones 6:56 No  
6 Dickens’ Dublin (The Palace) 4:40 No  
7 Breaking The Silence 6:23 No  
8 Ancient Pines 3:35 No  

One of the most successful independent releases ever in McKennitt’s native Canada, it is also her first recording to feature original compositions. The poignant traditional ballad "Annachie Gordon" and the Native American/Celtic fusion "Huron ’Beltane’ Fire Dance" were recently featured on the acclaimed Irish compilation album "Celtic Woman", and "Breaking The Silence" was written for Amnesty International.


To Drive The Cold Winter Away CD Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: To Drive The Cold Winter Away CD
Year: 1987
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Title Length Sample  
1 In Praise Of Christmas 6:06 No  
2 The Seasons 4:55 No  
3 The King 2:04 No  
4 Banquet Hall 3:53 No  
5 Snow 5:35 No  
6 Balulalow 3:09 No  
7 Let Us The Infant Greet 3:46 No  
8 The Wexford Carol 6:07 No  
9 The Stockford Carol 3:02 No  
10 Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined 6:52 No  

Seasonal music with a fresh and serendipitous approach, this collection of traditional and lesser-known winter and Christmas carols was recorded on location at a Canadian church, an Irish monastery and an Irish artists’ retreat.


Elemental CD Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Elemental CD
Year: 1985
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Title Length Sample  
1 Blacksmith 3:20 No  
2 She Moved Through The Fair 4:05 No  
3 Stolen Child 5:05 No  
4 The Lark In The Clear Air 2:06 No  
5 Carrighfergus 3:24 No  
6 Kellswater 5:19 No  
7 Banks Of Claudy 5:37 No  
8 Come By The Hills 3:05 No  
9 Lullaby 4:26 No  

Loreena McKennitt’s debut album and Quinlan Road’s inaugural release. Like all her subsequent recordings, this album was self-produced. Its nine tracks showcase McKennitt’s talents as a singer and harpist with fresh and memorable arrangements of traditional Celtic favourites, and musical settings of much-loved poems by Yeats and Blake. Featured guests include Cedric Smith and Douglas Campbell.


A Winter Garden: Five Songs For The Season CD (Remastered Audio) /  (Son remastérisé) Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: A Winter Garden: Five Songs For The Season CD (Remastered Audio) / (Son remastérisé)
Year: 1995
$12.00 CDN 
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(approx. EURO 8.56 €)

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Title Length Sample  
1 Coventry Carol 2.20 No  
2 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 6.49 No  
3 Good King Wenceslas 3.17 No  
4 Snow 5.02 No  
5 Seeds Of Love 4.54 No  

Loreena’s first full project at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, England, this five-track EP was recorded over five days in July 1995.

"A Winter Garden" features musical collaborations between McKennitt, her touring band and an international cast of guest artists. The innovative, exotic arrangements of the three Christmas favourites conjure up a distinctly Middle Eastern musical atmosphere.

Elsewhere, Loreena’s own musical setting of the traditional English lyric "Seeds Of Love" and the Archibald Lampman poem "Snow" (an earlier recording of which is found on her second album) offered hints as to the directions "The Book Of Secrets" would later take.


Live In San Francisco Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Live In San Francisco
Year: 1994
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Title Length Sample  
1 The Mystic’s Dream 7.26 No  
2 Santiago 5.25 No  
3 She Moved Through The Fair 5.33 No  
4 Between The Shadows 4.17 No  
5 The Lady Of Shalott 8.50 No  
6 The Bonny Swans 6.55 No  

Available exlusively via mail order, this EP is packaged in a four-colour cardboard sleeve and includes six tracks taken from a concert recorded in May, 1994 at the Palace Of Fine Arts theatre.


Marco Polo CD Single Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Marco Polo CD Single
Year: 1998
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Title Length Sample  
1 Marco Polo (Edit) 4.01 No  
2 Marco Polo (Album Version) 5.15 No  
3 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Abdelli Version) 7.20 No  

Includes a version of ’God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’ with additional vocals by Algerian singer Abdelli.


The Mummers’ Dance CD single (II) Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Mummers’ Dance CD single (II)
Year: 1997
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Title Length Sample  
1 The Mummers’ Dance (Single Version) 4.00 No  
2 The Mummers’ Dance (Album Version) 6.08 No  
3 The Mystic’s Dream 7.40 No  

Single includes ’The Mystic’s Dream’ from the album "The Mask And Mirror". Manufactured in Canada.


The Mummers’ Dance CD Single (I) Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: The Mummers’ Dance CD Single (I)
Year: 1997
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Title Length Sample  
1 The Mummers’ Dance (Single Version) 4.00 No  
2 The Mummers’ Dance (Album Version) 6.08 No  
3 Marrakesh Night Market (Live) 6.44 No  
4 The Dark Night Of The Soul (Live) 6.20 No  

The two live tracks featured here were recorded in San Francisco in 1994. Manufactured in Europe.


Words & Music Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Title: Words & Music
Year: 1997
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Title Length Sample  
1 Segment One 22.10 No  
2 Segment Two 31.53 No  

Available exclusively via mail order, this interview disc is packaged in a four-colour cardboard sleeve and features Loreena discussing key tracks from the album "The Book Of Secrets", with musical excerpts, in Segment One. Segment Two is the entire interview from which Segment One is taken, featuring Loreena in conversation with interviewer Tim Wilson.