Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent album, Lark in the Morning (2004)
Loreena McKennitt, Sin E
Mostly covers of traditional songs from Scotland, Ireland and Canada. Some songs by contemporary composers written specifically for her.
Fiona Blackburn has a beautiful soprano voice, which sounds classically trained. She is backed up by a large number of instrumentalists playing piano/synthesizers, string/fretless/electric bass, acoustic/electric guitar, mandolin, (electric) violin, assorted drums and percussion including dumbec, tablas and bodhran. As this diverse list implies the production on individual tracks is very varied, ranging from simple piano accompaniment to a complex melding of rock instruments with World Music percussion. (GTP10@cus.cam.ac.uk)
Recommended first album:
1995—Talisman Productions, 12525 243rd Street, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada, V4R 1M2 (tel/fax: 604 466 9866 or 1-800-600-7127, toll-free in North America, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)—TALCD9501
In Canadian stores that carry independent releases and by mail order from label; see website
An interesting addition for lovers of Celtic Folk/World Music fusion
Fiona Blackburn—lead vocals
See general comments above.
Thanks to Geoff Parks for work on this entry.
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