Loreena McKennitt – The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2010/2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 88,2 kHz]

Loreena McKennitt - The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2010/2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 88,2 kHz] Download

Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Album: The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Genre: Folk, Celtic
Release Date: 2010/2021
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 88,2 kHz
Duration: 45:12
Total Tracks: 9
Total Size: 850 MB


1-1. Loreena McKennitt – As I Roved Out (04:58)
1-2. Loreena McKennitt – On a Bright May Morning (05:08)
1-3. Loreena McKennitt – Brian Boru’s March (03:51)
1-4. Loreena McKennitt – Down by the Sally Gardens (05:39)
1-5. Loreena McKennitt – The Star of the County Down (03:34)
1-6. Loreena McKennitt – The Wind That Shakes the Barley (06:01)
1-7. Loreena McKennitt – The Death of Queen Jane (06:04)
1-8. Loreena McKennitt – The Emigration Tunes (04:42)
1-9. Loreena McKennitt – The Parting Glass (05:11)


The Wind That Shakes the Barley is the ninth studio album by the Canadian singer, songwriter, accordionist, harpist, and pianist Loreena McKennitt, which was released on November 12, 2010.Canadian singer/harpist Loreena McKennitt returns to her roots on The Wind That Shakes the Barley, making an album more in the traditional style of her 25-year-old debut, Elemental, than the more adult alternative hybrid efforts that have been more typical of her work since. Thus, the Celtic side of her music is emphasized in the inclusion of Scottish and Irish traditional songs like the title track, “The Star of the County Down,” and “On a Bright May Morning.” The last song prominently features her harp, as does the instrumental “Brian Boru’s March,” and she is accompanied by her usual backup musicians, including Ben Grossman (hurdy-gurdy), Brian Hughes (guitar), Caroline LaVelle (cello), and Hugh Marsh (violin). The chief attraction continues to be her haunting voice, which she employs to ethereal effect much of the time, although “The Star of the County Down” finds her taking a livelier, more direct approach, while in “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” her vocal is not so much ethereal as eerie. For many of McKennitt’s fans, this will be an album they have been waiting to hear for a long time. For others, it may be a change of pace in which an artist reveals the sources of her individual style. – William Ruhlmann

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