Loreena McKennitt - Lost Souls Tour
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]
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.
A full list of concerts for as far as I know can be found here; I was at the concert on 8 April 2019
Check the official website's tour page for the latest official announcements.
Eindhoven concert on 8 April 2019
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, drowning 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.
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