Loreena McKennitt - Under A Winters Moon - 180g 3LP
RELEASE DATE 20/10/2023
Loreena McKennitt's 'Under A Winter's Moon' was recorded live during a series of seasonal concerts in a historic church sanctuary around the time of the winter solstice in December 2021.
This three lp set pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry in Netherlands is packaged in a deluxe six panel gatefold sleeve and features approximately an hour’s worth of music and half an hour of spoken word, which intertwine to create a unique and evocative seasonal listening experience.
Featuring 15 songs, this new live recording includes such beloved favourites as 'Snow', 'Coventry Carol', 'Good King Wenceslas' and 'The Huron Carol' – the oldest known Canadian Christmas song. The seven seasonal readings included are performed by Canadian Indigenous actor and Order of Canada recipient Tom Jackson, Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith, and Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey Red George.
'Under A Winter's Moon' is a captivating, live performance rich with a miscellany of carols and tales that incorporates McKennitt's eclectic Celtic sound with elements of indigenous oral traditions. It offers both a connection to the past and a link to the spirit of the season, which continue to weave us together today and beyond.
McKennitt is known for her cross-cultural blend of pop, Celtic and world music. She has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her recordings have achieved Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum status in 15 countries, on four continents. She has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award and has won two Juno Awards, as well as a Billboard International Achievement Award.
She has performed in some of the world’s most-respected and historic concert venues, from Carnegie Hall to the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain and for dignitaries including the Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty King Charles III, and other heads of state.