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Loreena brings rare and personal concert series to Québec and Eastern Ontario this October

August 29, 2014

Celebrating three decades as Canada’s ground-breaking independent artist, Loreena McKennitt is set to bring a rare and intimate night of words and music to Québec and Eastern Ontario this fall.

Loreena to perform with local symphony orchestra

June 10, 2014

Two separate ‘journeys’ will intersect on January 24, 2015 when Loreena appears as a special guest in a Celtic concert in Stratford, Canada, by invitation from The Stratford Symphony Orchestra. It’s part of the local orchestra’s 10th anniversary concert series, which bears the same name as her recently-released compilation album – The Journey So Far.

A rare and intimate appearance, June 6 at London's Aeolian Hall

May 20, 2014

Loreena McKennitt is coming to London for a not-to-be-missed special event at Aeolian Hall.

Meet Loreena in Toronto May 10

May 5, 2014

The highly-revered and independent Grigorian music store in Toronto’s Yorkville district will be hosting an in-store event with Loreena on Saturday May 10 from 2:00 PM (EDT). She will be signing copies of The Journey So Far - a career retrospective, which was released this spring. Out on CD, deluxe double CD, limited edition vinyl and digital download, it captures the scope and diversity of her catalogue after 30 years as an artist.

Today's the day!

March 3, 2014

Today's the day! This is it - release day in Canada and the United States for The Journey So Far - The Best of Loreena McKennitt.

Christmas reading supports those in need

December 31, 2013

Loreena joined four other accomplished artists on December 8 at Toronto’s Church of the Redeemer to participate in a sold-out dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Departing with distinction and honour

December 31, 2013

Loreena’s 2006 appointment to the role of Honorary Colonel of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron came to an end in November with a formal ‘Depart with Dignity’ ceremony that included an unexpected tribute.

Decir hola to Latin America

December 31, 2013

Loreena took to the road this October on what was her first Latin American tour. The four-city, six-performance tour proved to be a huge success, drawing welcoming crowds in both Brazil and Argentina.

Buenos Aires in-store signing

December 31, 2013

Coinciding with the Latin American release of The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt, a famous bookstore in Buenos Aires hosted a CD signing in October during Loreena’s Latin American Tour.

Seasonal celebration sets the mood

December 31, 2013

The 7th annual Cookies & Carols Celebration at the Falstaff Family Centre (FFC) helped to put parents and children in the holiday spirit earlier this month.

Award-winning play spotlights Canadian flying ace

December 31, 2013

The heroic exploits of a famous First World War Canadian pilot were showcased in November during two performances of the play Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Falstaff Family Centre.

The Journey So Far a special release of ‘fan favorites’

September 20, 2013

An album that captures the scope and diversity of Loreena’s catalogue and her travels is about to be released, first in Latin America and early next year in other parts of the world.

Hitting the high notes from Stratford to Colorado

September 20, 2013

It’s been a busy summer for Loreena. She travelled across Western Canada to various venues and folk festivals, performing in Stratford (where she lives), as well as in Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Battle of Britain cermonies in Ottawa

September 20, 2013

In honour of the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Britain a ceremony was held in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, on Sunday, Sept. 15 and Loreena was among the honoured guests.

In-store signing in Buenos Aires

September 20, 2013.

On Oct. 21 starting at 6 p.m. local time Loreena will be available to sign copies of her new CD, The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt.

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

September 20, 2013

Every so often Loreena is profoundly struck by a book she reads and in turn wants to share it with others, including all of you – members of the Loreena McKennitt Community. This summer that book was The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr. Loreena mentioned it during all of her performances and people have since been writing in with their own comments on the subject.

Family Fun Day at The Falstaff Family Centre

September 20, 2013

It was a beautiful, sunny late summer day and the grounds of the Falstaff Family Centre were alive with the happy squeals of children running around and having fun. Saturday, Sept. 14 was the Family Fun Fair at the Falstaff Family Centre.

Latin American Tour planned – a first for Loreena

Loreena McKennitt Community - Update

May 28, 2013

This October, Loreena will be doing three performances in Brazil and another in Argentina during her inaugural Latin American Tour – a spring tour to those in the southern hemisphere.

Running with the Forces

May 28, 2013

On Sunday, May 26 Loreena tied up her runners and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Run in Winnipeg.

Loreena speaks at Tyndall Air Force Base

May 28, 2013

At the end of April, Loreena was invited to be the guest speaker at the 89 RCAF Mess dinner at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, U.S.A., which was attended by both American and Canadian military personnel.

Loreena running with the Forces

May 22, 2013

On Sunday, May 26 Loreena will be tying up her runners and joining the Royal Canadian Air Force Run in Winnipeg.

Loreena to perform at Seattle Zoo

April 22, 2013

On Thursday, August 15 Loreena will take the stage at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo as part of their much-anticipated annual summer concert series.

Far out – Loreena and Canadian astronaut share a love of music

Loreena and Commander Hadfield
Photo: Trost  Photography
Baddeck, Feb 2009
April 22, 2013

Earlier this month, Loreena shared a conversation with astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.

Tickets for Summer Tour 2013 going fast

April 22, 2013

With one Stratford, Ontario show already sold out, tickets for Loreena's new 8-city tour are selling fast.

Loreena heading west for summer mini-tour

April 1, 2013

Loreena will be making a long-awaited swing through Canada's Western Provinces on a summer mini tour.

Loreena to play festivals and concerts in Western Canada this summer

March 19, 2013

Loreena McKennitt will be making a long-awaited swing through Canada's Western Provinces in a just-announced, summer minitour in August.

Loreena's Year End Reflection

December 21, 2012

As we bring to a close another year, with all its gifts and challenges I am reminded that although many of us live our lives in a state of bounty, there are many who do not.

From musical tour to military tour

December 20, 2012

Following her performance in Saguenay as part of December’s 7-city tour, Loreena stopped in at 3 Wing Bagotville, the Canadian Armed Forces base.

Year-end acclaim as Loreena nominated for Grammy Award

December 20, 2012

It’s a wonderful way to wrap up a busy and productive year. Everyone here at Quinlan Road was thrilled to learn that Troubadours On the Rhine has earned Loreena a Grammy Award nomination in the New Age category.

All wrapped up: Québec tour and a Carnegie Hall performance

December 20, 2012

Loreena spent the last day of November performing in one of the world’s most prestigious venues, then launched into the month of December with a 10-day tour that included a performance in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, followed by six more concerts throughout Québec.

GRAMMY Nomination for Troubadours on the Rhine

December 12, 2012

Stratford, Ontario based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Loreena McKennitt has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Artists and ownership Bill C-32

June 16, 2011

24 Istanbul Interview   Passionate about copyright reform legislation and its effects on artists around the world, Loreena recently made her second appearance before a Canadian parliamentary committee studying Bill C-32, an act to amend the Copyright Act. [READ MORE]
LOREENA'S remarks on the announcement of Bill C-32
(An Act to amend the Copyright Act)

June 3, 2010

In response today to the tabling in Parliament of the new Copyright Bill C-32, singer and composer Loreena McKennitt commented publicly that she welcomed strengthened protection of intellectual property.

Loreena Speaks to Privacy Case

October 6th, 2007

As some of you may be aware, a settlement was reached in the McKennitt/Ash privacy case and the press release concerning this development can be found here .

Many of you have been very supportive of Loreena during this past couple of years and she is deeply appreciative of that support. We also realise that some people may have questions and concerns regarding this case. For the first time Loreena is in a position to discuss them openly without compromising the legal process. To this end and for a limited time. we are opening up our 
message board to accommodate that discussion.

McKennitt Privacy Case Ends with Settlement

October 5th, 2007

With the conclusion of the legal aspect of the UK Privacy case Loreena will be speaking to the broad scope of the implications of this case in the coming days and weeks. 

Read the Press Release
Visit the UK Privacy Page


March 30, 2007

Today in London, the House of Lords rejected an application for permission to appeal brought by Niema Ash against the Court of Appeal decision which had upheld Canadian singer Loreena McKennitt's right to “the human dignity of privacy”. The judgement has huge implications for the right to privacy of anyone facing intrusive media scrutiny.