Loreena McKennitt’s stunning performance with Sarah McLachlan, Andrea Corr, Hayley Westenra, Jana Mashonee, Amy Petty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVcuMpQzSS0 O Holy night performed at Carnegie Hall, November 30, 2012. Artists (L to R): Sarah McLachlan, Loreena McKennitt, Andrea Corr, Hayley Westenra, Jana Mashonee, Amy Petty. Concert given for the Golden Hat Foundation. Learn more at http://www.goldenhatfoundation.org/ Just the other day, a video got the attention of Celticists because it features Loreena McKennitt performing [...]

Newfoundland Vinyl IV by Allison Crowe is Out!

When your work becomes a community journal of encyclopedic range, then music can just sustain you in many ways. Allison Crowe continues to add to her growing musical achievements with Newfoundland Vinyl IV   Listening to her 4th collection of songs in Newfoundland Vinyl IV(a collection of tunes from Newfoundland and Labrador), I can’t help but [...]

Jazzy and just in time: Van Morrison ‘Got To Go Where The Love Is’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=nx_NU0BOmHk I just finished listening to Got To Go Where The Love Is off Van Morrison's forthcoming  album The Prophet Speaks. It marks his 40th studio release! He is such a prolific artist constantly full of musical ideas that his fans will always enjoy. This song has a Jazz rhythm that enriches his bluesy voice. [...]

To Drive The Cold Winter Away Revisited

To Drive The Cold Winter Away is Loreena McKennitt's second album after 1985's Elemental. At this point, she has already gathered fervent followers. This was also a period in her career when she was still selling albums from the trunk of her car. She was also basking around Toronto to promote her songs. With a [...]

Clannad’s Turas 1980 is Out. Hold your Horses!

When you are a very influential band who bolted out of the musical gates of rural Ireland and eventually created a new musical movement, then unearthing a rare live recording before your mainstream success must be an exciting and bitter-sweet thing. So many years have gone by and loyal fans still cling to the notion [...]