music to dream to - celtic music

recommendations by allaire mikháil

Loreena McKennitt

Her music is the sound of Scotland, Ireland... the lands of the Celts. Harp and other somewhat ancient instruments create a faraway sound, typical for the green isles, a wonderful music to dream to, to soar high over the ocean to a foreign shore...
If you love the TV-series "Highlander" and the episodes "Homeland" and "To be/Not to be" (especially the collage of Duncan MacLeod's life that's kind of an annexe to the series' finale), you'll immediately recognize "Bonny Portmore".
Loreena McKennitt has even set to music Tennyson's poem "The Lady of Shalott". I can't describe it properly - just try one of her CDs on your own, and you'll see.

Book of Secrets
Loreena McKennitt - Book of Secrets
1. Prologue 6. La Serenissima
2. The Mummers' Dance 7. Night Ride across the Caucasus
3. Skellig 8. Dante's Prayer
4. Marco Polo  
5. The Highwayman
by Quinlan Road Limited 1997

The Visit
Loreena McKennitt - The Visit
1. All Souls Night 6. Tango to Evora
2. Bonny Portmore 7. Courtyard Lullaby
3. Between the Shadows 8. The Old Ways
4. The Lady of Shalott 9. Cymbeline
5. Greensleeves  
by Quinlan Road Limited 1991

Parallel Dreams
Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams
1. Samain Night 6. Dickens' Dublin (The Palace)
2. Moon Cradle 7. Breaking the Silence
3. Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance 8. Ancient Pines
4. Annachie Gordon  
5. Standing Stones
by Quinlan Road Limited 1989/1994


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