The Winnipeg Folk Festival will present Loreena McKennitt at the Centennial Concert Hall on Friday, August 9, 2013.
Originally from Morden, Manitoba, Loreena McKennitt made her first record, Elemental, in 1985 as something to sell while she was busking in downtown Toronto – a recording that took her across the country on the first of dozens of concert tours she has made since. Succeeding records reflected both her adventures around the world, and her ongoing search for the roots of Celtic music.
She has always retained control of her music, her record label, and her active business, and is one of the world’s most successful independent musicians.
Along the way, she has won numerous prizes and awards, including membership in the Order of Canada and a recent Grammy Award nomination. In addition, she received the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Artistic Achievement Award in 2004 and is the artistic chair of the Festival’s Staging the Future capital campaign. She has sold 14 million records, has written film and television scores, has created three concert DVDs, including the 2007 three-disc DVD/CD set titled Nights from the Alhambra.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Advance tickets are $65 for seats in Tier 1 or $50 for Tier 2, plus fees.
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