Podcast: Meet Our Makers Episode 75: Loreena McKennitt – Communion and Union

In this chat, we get to meet Canadian singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, folk music icon, Loreena McKennitt.

In this conversation, Loreena and I dsicuss her new live recording The Road Back Home, which is out now on her own Quinlan Road label , and how she distinguishes it as a “field recording” more than a proper live album. We discuss touring during COVID, and the trials and tribulations of that, as well as her love of world traveling and how those travels have impacted her work over the years. And moreover, we talk about how she came to love and be a part of the Celtic folk music world.

We also touch on her expansive tour from this spring where she revisited her landmark album The Visit for its 30th anniversary — and be sure to check out her tour in Europe starting this summer to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Mask And The Mirror. So needless to say – Loreena has been making vital, beautiful music for several decades now, and so we had a LOT to talk about. It was an honor and pleasure. Thank you for listening.

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