CD: Journey So Far, The – Best of Loreena McKennitt
With 14 million albums sold, a pair of Juno Awards and two Grammy nominations, Canadian singer/composer Loreena McKennitt is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her singular career as an artist known for her groundbreaking blend of Celtic sounds and World Beat. This career is now documented on ‘The Journey So Far — The Best of Loreena McKennitt’.
A successful self-managed maverick since her early days busking on the streets of Toronto, McKennitt established her own Quinlan Road label and publishing company and has produced albums in various locales — including a barn in Southern Ontario, a Benedictine monastery in Ireland and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio in England, where she recorded four of her albums. Her releases include seven studio recordings, three seasonal recordings, and a live inconcert DVD from the Alhambra in Spain.
‘The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt’ features a selection of 12 fan favorites curated by McKennitt herself, including The Mummers’ Dance and “Bonny Portmore, a traditional Irish folk song included on the soundtrack to ‘Highlander III: The Sorcerer.’
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