Loreena spent the last day of November performing in one of the world’s most prestigious venues, then launched into the month of December with a 10-day tour that included a performance in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, followed by six more concerts throughout Québec. The tour featured songs from across her catalogue of recordings, including some lesser-known seasonal carols. “It was a pleasure to travel around Québec once again and reconnect with the people there who enjoy my music,” says Loreena. Accompanying her on the tour were Hugh Marsh on violin, Brian Hughes on guitar, Caroline Lavelle on cello, Ben Grossman on percussion and Dudley Philips on bass. It was a successful and satisfying conclusion to a very busy year, which included 44 European performances during her extensive spring and summer tours.
But just before that, on November 30, Loreena joined other internationally acclaimed artists at a star-studded benefit concert in support of autism and The Golden Hat Foundation. Held at Midtown Manhattan’s 1891 Carnegie Hall, the concert also featured Canadian artist Sarah McLachlan, Irish singer Andrea Corr and New Zealand artist Hayley Westenra. “It was an honour to perform alongside these distinguished artists in such a wonderful venue,” said Loreena, “especially for a cause that affects so many people.” Accompanied by Brian Hughes on guitar and Hugh Marsh on violin, Loreena performed three songs: ‘Snow’, ‘The Stolen Child’, and ‘Old Ways’, then joined the entire cast for a moving rendition of ‘Oh Holy Night’.