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Loreena McKennitt
Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. 

McKennitt is occasionally compared to Enya, but McKennitt's music is more grounded in traditional and classical invocations, using literary works as sources of lyrics and springboards for interpretation such as "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Tennyson, "Prospero's Speech" (the final soliloquy in William Shakespeare's The Tempest), the Northumbrian murder ballad "The Twa Sisters" (which inspired "The Bonny Swans" on The Mask and Mirror), "Snow" by Archibald Lampman, "Dark Night of the Soul" by St. John of the Cross, Dante's Inferno, William Blake's "Lullaby", Yeats' "The Stolen Child," "The English Ladye and the Knight" by Sir Walter Scott, and "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.

Quinlan Road is an independent record label founded in 1985 and based in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and operated by its sole artist, Loreena McKennitt. Quinlan Road started out at McKennitt's home where she sold recordings by mail order.

The genesis of the Falstaff Family Centre lies in a decision in 2000 by the Avon Maitland District School Board to close the Falstaff Public School and sell the building at auction. Concerned by its potential destruction, Stratford-based singer/composer Loreena McKennitt purchased the property privately, in order to preserve its historic relevance and to provide the community with time to decide on its future use, seeing herself as the interim steward of the facility for which the ultimate goal is public ownership.
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