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The Lady of Shalott June 21, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Music & Dance, Writing & Writers.

If you’ve never heard Loreena McKennitt sing before, prepare to be wowed.

In The Lady of Shalott, Loreena plays the harp and plucks her audience’s heart strings as she sings Lord Tennyson’s poem from Arthurian legend accompanied by instrumentals that transcend the stage and vocals that soar through the night sky:

Stay tuned . . .

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1. Shannon Sullivan - June 21, 2010

Wowed is right 😉 That was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Happy Summer Solstice!

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

Perfect music for the summer solstice!

2. Richard W Scott - June 21, 2010

Oh, yeah. Quite a production, as well. At one point the camera catches a light behind her face, and she glows supernaturally.

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

Loreena always seems rather ethereal and other-worldly to me, with a voice that carries across the ages.

3. nrhatch - June 21, 2010

Thanks for sharing!

McKennitt’s voice reflects the mysterious magic of life ~ a tapestry woven of lilting lyrics, and haunting instrumentals.

4. Shannon Sullivan - June 21, 2010

It felt like she captured the essence of the poem with her harp and her voice.

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

I love singing and once wished to have a career on stage performing.

When I hear Loreena sing I realize that I’m happier to be in the audience.

5. deepercolors - June 21, 2010

I love! Loreena McKinnett. I have a a poem I wrote about Queen Boudicca that I like to play Mists of Avalon theme behind when I read it.
I am going to LIKE this on onto my blog if you don’t mind and then I will find the Mists and put it there too. You made my day, except I am already starting to cry.
Loreena, cello and harp et. . ❣

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

Watching the instrumentals, especially all the wonderful strings, reminded me of you, Carolyn.

Post away!

6. Paula - June 22, 2010

Our youngest son Matt has had a thing for Loreena McKennitt for years! This is one of his favorites!

nrhatch - June 22, 2010

After posting this, I decided to post two more songs by LM ~ a bit more lively, while still being other worldly.

Then, I suppose, I should get back to writing. : )

7. Andalib - June 22, 2010



nrhatch - June 22, 2010

Glad you enjoyed. She’s an amazing performer.

8. Agatha82 - June 22, 2010

Her voice reminds me of the Irish band Clannad. She’s got a beautiful voice. The legend is a sad one as well…
J.W Waterhouse painted a beautiful painting called The Lady of Shallot, based on the legend as well.

nrhatch - June 22, 2010

History and Arthurian legend reborn in present day music and paintings ~ a re-incarnation, a legacy from the past. : )

I expect that I would enjoy Clannad’s music ~ love the Celtic influence in song.

nrhatch - June 22, 2010

Turns out that Clannad is a family band ~ Enya (a solo artist now) is a member of the family and used to sing with the band before embarking on her solo career.

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