Canadian musician, Loreena McKennitt, has announced her new album, Live at The Royal Albert Hall, debuting November 1, 2019. McKennitt recently wrapped up very successful spring and summer European tours, drawing in more than 80,000 people, in which Live at The Royal Albert Hall was recorded during her March 13 performance at the renowned venue. Live at The Royal Albert Hall is a two-disc album featuring all twenty songs from her performance on March 13, in which seven of the songs have never been released as live tracks, including six from her recent album, Lost Souls. Live at The Royal Albert Hall will be available through McKennitt’s online store and select retailers worldwide, including all DSP’s.
“It was a wonderful experience to perform at The Royal Albert Hall with all the richness of its history at our feet. Too, it was gratifying to be able to invite some of the other musicians who performed on the Lost Souls to perform live with us and share in this unique event. I am happy it is captured for posterity,” said McKennitt.
Special guests featured on Live at The Royal Albert Hall are the late Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramsy, who recently passed away, flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares, fellow Canadian musicians Ben Grossman on hurdy-gury, bodhran, accordion and percussion, Ian Harper on Uillean pipes, bombard, the Turkish clarinet, flutes and whistles, and Spanish artist Ana Alcaide played the nyckelharpa. Also featured was McKennitt’s long-time musical companions Brian Hughes on guitars, oud and Celtic bouzouki, Caroline Lavelle on cello, Hugh Marsh on violin, Dudley Philips on electric and double bass, and Robert Brian on drums and percussion.
McKennitt is gearing up for the Canadian tour of the Lost Souls tour, beginning in late October and ending in early November. She has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, with her recordings reaching Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum status in 15 countries on four continents. She has also been nominated twice for a Grammy Award and has won two Juno Awards, including a Billboard International Achievement Award.
Pre-order the 2-CD set here, and those who pre-order or pre-save will receive an instant track. Check out McKennitt’s Canadian tour dates below:
Oct. 29 – Québec – Grand Théâtre
Oct. 30 – Montréal – Place des Arts
Oct. 31 – Hamilton – FirstOntario Concert Hall
Nov. 1 – Toronto – Roy Thomson Hall
Nov. 2 – Ottawa – National Arts Centre
Nov. 3 – Sherbrooke – Salle Maurice-O’Bready
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Source: Press Release