Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian singer, composer,
harpist and pianist. She is most famous for writing, recording and performing world music with a
McKennitt is grounded in traditional and classical invocations using literary works as sources of lyrics and springboards for interpretation. According to the liner notes of her latest album, An Ancient Muse, the music was inspired primarily by travels among and reading about the various cultures along the Silk Road.
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