Birth Name: Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt
Birth Place: Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Years Active: 1985 - Present
Genres: Celtic, World, New Age
Loreena McKennitt was born on February 17, 1957 in Morden, Manitoba, Canada. McKennitt is a singer, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is of Irish and Scottish decent, which heavily influences her musical sound. As a child, McKennitt grew up listing to Celtic music both of Irish and Scottish origin, passed on to her through her parents and grandparents, over time she developed a passion for the music and learned to play the harp. As a teenager, McKennitt began busking in and around Toronto in an effort to gather enough money to record her first album. McKennitt's first album, â€œElemental,â...
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