Demand prompts new Stratford shows for Loreena McKennitt

Demand prompts new Stratford shows for Loreena McKennitt

STRATFORD, ON – After three scheduled concerts at Stratford’s Revival House sold out in just two hours, Loreena McKennitt has announced she is adding two more performances in Stratford, this time at Knox Presbyterian Church.

This spring, the multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter and musician released to critical acclaim her first recording of original songs since 2006. Lost Souls has generated increasing calls for performances, a flurry of media interest, and led to plans for a South American tour this fall and a U.K. and Central European tour in the spring.

Due to popular demand, McKennitt has now added new shows on Friday Sept. 28th and Saturday Sept. 29th, both of which will be open to the general public. Tickets are $85 and will go on sale August 17 at 12:00 PM.

The Revival House concerts Sept. 25th, 26th and 27th were exclusively advertised to members of the Loreena McKennitt Community as part of the benefits of the free membership.

“We’re so happy to be able to offer the local community these additional concerts,” says McKennitt. “And it’s a pleasure to perform in such a unique heritage building as Knox Church, that provides a distinct psychological atmosphere for the audience, the musicians and myself.  With so many of our old churches endangered, it’s an honour to support them and their preservation.”

Both Revival House and Knox Church are smaller than usual venues for McKennitt and provide intimate settings for the performances. Like the Revival House concerts, the roughly two-hour shows will include two sets and will profile songs from her new album, amongst others from her catalogue.

But since Knox Church is significantly larger than Revival House, McKennitt will also be able to add two more musicians to her band for those concerts. In addition to Brian Hughes, Caroline Lavelle on cello and Hugh Marsh, she will be joined by Dudley Phillips and Robert Brian – and perhaps a few other surprise guests as well.

Produced by the award-winning artist herself, Lost Souls is an eclectic tapestry of songs drawn from a wide range of influences, including Celtic and Middle Eastern, with which she has long been identified. The album was released on May 11th as a CD, 180-gram vinyl record, and through all music services, including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.

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