[tour poster]    

Loreena McKennitt - Lost Souls Tour
Tour in 2018-2019

 
In October 2018, Loreena launches the first round of her Lost Souls tour -- following the release of the Lost Souls albumn -- with performances in South America, followed by a European tour in the Spring of 2019.

"The process of creating a new album doesn't feel complete until we get to share the music live with people," says Loreena. "It's like sitting down to a meal with friends, where the collective feeling of being together becomes so much larger and richer than its individual parts."

[Copied from Community Update email dd. 27 June 2018]
Lost Souls Tour musicians

During the tour, Loreena will be accompanied by fellow musicians Brian Hughes on guitars, oud and Celtic bouzouki, Caroline Lavelle on cello, Hugh Marsh on violin, Dudley Philips on double bass and Robert Brian on drums.

Check the official website's tour page for the latest official announcements;
a full list of concerts can be found here.

 

Concert set list

The set list below on the left is as I heared it at the concert on 8 April 2019 in Eindhoven (see below for some remarks). This differs quite a bit from the "average set list" listed on the right, which I found early april on Setlist.fm, which was based on 9 concerts (including two from the European leg in March-April 2019).
[Links lead to song pages from the album versions, with lyrics and info.]

Eindhoven concert on 8 April 2019
  1. Bonny Portmore
  2. All Souls Night
  3. A Hundred Wishes
  4. Ages Past, Ages Hence
  5. The Ballad of the Fox Hunter
  6. Marco Polo       (instrumental)
  7. Spanish Guitars and Night Plazas
  8. The Star of the County Down
  9. The Two Trees
  10. The Bonny Swans
Intermission
  1. Full Circle
  2. The Mystic's Dream
  3. Santiago       (instrumental)
  4. As I Roved Out
  5. The Lark in the Clear Air       (instrumental)
  6. The Lady of Shalott       (short version)
  7. The Mummers' Dance
  8. The Old Ways
  9. Lost Souls
Encore
  1. Tango to Evora       (instrumental)
  2. Dante's Prayer
from Setlist.fm
  1. She Moved Through the Fair
  2. All Souls Night
  3. A Hundred Wishes
  4. Ages Past, Ages Hence
  5. Raglan Road
  6. Marco Polo       (instrumental)
  7. Penelope's Song
  8. Spanish Guitars and Night Plazas
  9. The Star of the County Down
  10. The Bonny Swans
  11. The Lady of Shalott
  12. As I Roved Out
  13. Santiago       (instrumental)
  14. Stolen Child
  15. The Mummers' Dance
  16. The Old Ways
  17. Lost Souls
Encore
  1. Tango to Evora       (instrumental)
  2. Dante's Prayer

 


  Spring tour leaflet cover

Remarks on the concert

I have attended the concert on 8 April 2019 in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), the last in the Spring 2019 leg of the tour.

All in all a wonderful concert and I'm really glad I was able to be there! And it was a very pleasant surprise to hear the song The Two Trees, one of my real favourites in Loreena's collection.

But unfortunately, as is the case with most (all?) concerts, it is almost impossible to actually understand what the singer is singing. Often the music is too loud compared to the singing, and at the concert more instruments (drums, electric guitars, ...) are used than on the recording, drowing the voice. Even though the acoustics of the concert hall is great, the lyrics are then difficult to follow. And particularly in Loreena's case the lyrics are often very special: missing out on the lyrics thus means missing out on some of the special atmosphere surrounding her songs.

 
Loreena requested the audience not to take pictures during the concert, because that would disturb the performes and others in the audience, and I must say that in Eindhoven this was quite well respected. To compensate, Loreena allowed people to take pictures during the performance of the instrumental number Santiago (third song after the intermission). Some results of my attempts to take pictures are shown below.


 


  possible album cover

Concert album

Near the end of Loreena's Lost Souls Tour a concert album was released: Live at the Royal Albert Hall; follow the link for more details and the track list.
 

 

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created: 9 June 2018
last modified: 11 January 2020