McKennitt was born in Manitoba, Canada in the year 1957. Her full name is Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt and is one of the most famous world music musicians in the world. She is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for her harp, accordion and piano talent. Her music is very new age and borrows a lot of Celtic and Middle Eastern themes and sounds. McKennitt has proved herself as one of the most unique musicians in the world.
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She started releasing music under her own label in 1985. A lot of her music was used in movies such as a documentary called The Burning Times, Ever After and Jade. She stopped releasing music in 1997 after her fiancé died in a boating accident. Many people thought she retired completely as she would only go on tour sporadically. In 2006, McKennitt decided to return to music and started releasing albums again. She also toured more extensively than ever.
Today, McKennitt has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. She is particularly popular in Europe and America and has an incredible reputation among music critics. A lot of musicians also look up to her because of how talented she is.