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Loreena McKennitt
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Sex:F
Age:54
Birth Date:February 17, 1957
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Pop singer

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LOREENA MCKENNITT
Loreena McKennitt

Biography:Loreena McKennitt McKennitt was born in Morden, Manitoba of ethnic Irish and Scottish descent to parents Jack and Irene McKennitt.

McKennitt moved to Stratford, Ontario in 1981, where she still lives, and released her first album, Elemental, in 1985. She began to garner global attention with subsequent releases of self-produced work, including To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987), Parallel Dreams (1989), The Visit (1991), The Mask and Mirror (1994), A Winter Garden (1995) and The Book of Secrets (1997). Her single Mummer's Dance was a widespread success, receiving considerable airplay in North American markets during spring 1997. All of her work has been released under her own label, Quinlan Road.

In 1995, her song Bonnie Portmore was prominently featured in one of the most famous Highlander episodes, Homeland, causing a large increase of her album sales.

Tragedy struck in 1998 when McKennitt's fiancé Ronald Rees and two others close to her drowned during a boating accident. She was deeply affected by the tragedy, founding the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund the same year, and releasing an album of two live performances called Live in Paris and Toronto, in which all of the profits were donated to the fund. Since then, McKennitt has released no new recordings and has only occasionally performed live.

In July 2004, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson made her a member of the Order of Canada, the most prestigious civilian honour in Canada.

In late 2004, fan hopes of a long-awaited re-emergence were buoyed by a rare concert appearance for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation on December 7, 2004, at Brussels' Cirque Royal and notes on the Quinlan Road website about inspiration for new material. In addition, she performed at the Edmonton Folk Festival on August 4, 2005. McKennitt talked about research in Turkey and Greece, as well as China and Mongolia. In a recent Quinlan Road newsletter, she is quoted as writing, "I am presently in the thick of the research and writing phase for my next studio recording. All being well, I hope to be in the studio this year enjoying the creative companionship of some fine musicians."

In July of 2005, Loreena spent some time at Real World Studios, recording new songs for her next album. According to the Quinlan Road website, "We recorded three songs during this adventure and sketched out a few more." The recording session included collaborations between McKennitt and a musical band from Greece, along with other performers. According to her official website Loreena's new album will be released in the fall of 2006.


Chinese Horoscope for Loreena McKennitt
Includes characteristics and Vices
Loreena McKennitt's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 31, 1957 - February 17, 1958
Birthday: February 17, 1957

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Resilience
Enthusiasm
Candor
Conservatism
Chic
Humor
Vices:
Cockiness
Boastfulness
Blind Faith
Pedantry
Bossiness
Dissipation


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Loreena McKennitt's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: February 17, 1957

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Loreena McKennitt's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: February 17, 2011

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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