Course Syllabus

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Music 105: Loreena McKennitt

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/group/music-105

August 2016

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

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Introduction: We'll explore the music of folk singer Loreena McKennitt and learn a bit about her life.

 

WEEK 1: August 1-7 – Introduction to Loreena McKennitt; Elemental (1985); To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987)

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two forum discussions this week.

 

Live Chat: TBA

 

Readings:


Loreena McKennitt Biography

http://loreenamckennitt.com/about/biography/

 

About Loreena McKennitt
http://www.mtv.com/artists/loreena-mckennitt/biography/

 

Loreena McKennitt Biography

http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608002254/Loreena-McKennitt.html


Loreena McKennitt’s Elemental Album (1985)
http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/elemental/

 

Review of Elemental

http://www.allmusic.com/album/elemental-mw0000623766

 

Lyrics for Elemental

http://www.songlyrics.com/loreena-mckennitt/elemental/

 

Loreena McKennitt in Morocco

http://newagejournal.com/loreena-mckennitt-in-morocco

 

Loreena Mckennitt: To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987)
http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/drive-cold-winter-away/

 

Lyrics for To Drive the Cold Winter Away

http://www.songlyrics.com/loreena-mckennitt/to-drive-the-cold-winter-away/

 

Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams (1989)

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/parallel-dreams/

 

Lorenne McKennitt Parallel Dreams Review

http://www.allmusic.com/album/parallel-dreams-mw0000111022

 

Lyrics for Parallel Dreams

http://www.songlyrics.com/loreena-mckennitt/parallel-dreams/

 

Videos:

 

Elemental full album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFzswlfuQXs&list=PLLMItCRW7ryxiGeS6hbFuVtGDa9VQ8jVs

 

Parallel Dreams full album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yi8J-p3HDg&list=PL_-2oM-YM3GgUPAKmIYY4BHuhpK9lToZS

 

To Drive the Cold Winter Away full album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNQyBKVj6q0

 

Loreena McKennitt - No Journey’s End Documentary

https://vimeo.com/82693373

 

Extra Credit:


The Music of Loreena McKennitt

http://www.tumblarhouse.com/lounge/column/the-music-of-loreena-mckennitt

 

WEEK 2: August 8-15: Loreena Starts to Take Off: Beginning of Her Success; The Visit (1991); The Mask and Mirror (1994)

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two forum discussions this week.

 

Live Chat:

 

TBA

 

Readings:

 

Big Break Ruins Her Plans for a Big Break (LA Times, 1998)

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/feb/08/entertainment/ca-16816

 

Harp Playing Minstrel (LA Times, 1994)

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-12-01/news/vl-3699_1_loreena-mckennitt

 

A Wandering Minstrel She (The Globe and Mail, 1994)

http://loreena.tricon.hu/cikk/index.php?d=art&c=20070303235504

 

Harpist Loreena McKennitt Has Succeeded on Her Own Terms (Baltimore Sun, 1992)

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-11-05/features/1992310109_1_mckennitt-loreena-traditional-folk

 

Loreena McKennitt - The Visit Album (1991)

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/visit/

 

Loreena McKennitt: Times of Discovery 
http://www.innerviews.org/inner/mckennitt.html

 

Loreena McKennitt Interview : From the "Folk Harp Journal", Spring 1991

http://journey-archive.angelfire.com/folk_harp_journal.htm

 

Loreena McKennitt - Mask and Mirror - 1994

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/mask-mirror/

 

Mask and Mirror Album Review

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-mask-and-mirror-mw0000623765


Velvet Gown, Iron Soul (Chatelaine, 1995)

http://loreena.tricon.hu/cikk/index.php?d=art&c=20070304003106

 

Videos:

 

Loreena McKennitt Rare 1991 Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfAuX5kJOl8

 

The Mask and Mirror Full Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVV7sf4QwjU

 

Loreena McKennitt 1994 Interview on Dutch TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsdcaeQfHvE

 

The Visit Full Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKfbVAO6VGA&list=PLXohCyHGRg8Qblu6qE8qMKpj7gDEXsU9a

 

Extra Credit:

 

The Bonny Swans, by Loreena McKennitt, Live in 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKgJOxvKjI

 

The Cruel Sister, by Old Blind Dogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPbCi7eY5TM

 

The Cruel Sister, by Pentangle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3S2brPXjEM

 

Dreadful Wind and Rain, by Jerry Garcia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2SIbH1ycXw

 

Two Sisters, by Clannad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhnPOUyEomc

 

WEEK 3: August 16-23 - A Time for Spotlight and a Time for Sorrow; A Winter Garden (1995); The Book of Secrets (1997)

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two forum discussions this week.

 

Live Chat:

 

Tuesday, August 23, 6pm PST to 8pm PST

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/events/music-105-live-chat-1

 

Readings:


Loreena McKennitt - The Book of Secrets - 1997

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/book-secrets/

 

The Book of Secrets Lyrics

http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mckennitt/booksecrets.htm

 

Music Review of The Book of Secrets

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-book-of-secrets-mw0000027249

 

Loreena's Tragedy

http://jam.canoe.com/Music/Artists/M/McKennitt_Loreena/1999/10/04/747644.html


Loreena McKennitt - About Her Fiancée's Death

http://journey-archive.angelfire.com/le_lundi.htm

 

About the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund

http://www.cookreesfund.com/about001bkgEn.html

 

A Vulnerable State By Kerry Doole

http://journey-archive.angelfire.com/profile_1998.htm

 

A Winter Garden Lyrics

http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mckennitt/wintergarden.htm

 

Videos:

 

Loreena McKennitt Documentary: A Musical, Moveable Feast (57 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKEU4lSjKok

 

The Book of Secrets Full Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9UMmk-Eyas&list=PL909A255D91AE770C

 

The Mummer’s Dance Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zI8sI4Ddqo

 

Winter Garden Full Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xLGMaPUZnk&list=PLXzQz4XPm-YD3GgIMGjA-EM6r0OzMqkr1

 

Extra Credit:

 

Pagan Trees – Rare song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G5VxlOyUyo

 

WEEK 4: August 24-31 - Healing and Love for Music; An Ancient Muse (2006); A Midwinter Night’s Dream (2009); The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2010)

 

Homework:

 

Participate in at least two forum discussions this week.

 

Live Chat:

 

Sunday, August 28, 5pm PST to 7pm PST

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/events/music-105-live-chat-2

 

Readings:

 

About the Ancient Muse Album by Loreena McKennitt

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/ancient-muse/

 

About A Midwinter Night's Dream Loreena Mckennitt

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/midwinter-nights-dream/

 

The Celtic Journeys of Loreena McKennitt
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15902658

 

The Journey of the Legendary Loreena McKennitt

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/irishvoice/The-Journey-of-the-Legendary-Loreena-McKennitt.html

 

Loreena McKennitt: A Celtic Superstar Who Just Wants to Share the Music

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/11/29/loreena-mckennitt-a-celtic-superstar-who-just-wants-to-share-the-music

 

Loreena McKennitt Interview

http://www.alternatemusicpress.com/features/loreena_mckennitt.html

 

A Midwinter Night's Dream lyrics

http://www.songlyrics.com/loreena-mckennitt/a-midwinter-night-s-dream/

 

About The Wind that Shakes the Barley

http://loreenamckennitt.com/album/wind-shakes-barley/

 

The Wind That Shakes the Barley Review

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-wind-that-shakes-the-barley-mw0002067160

 

Focusing on the Fundamentals (2016)

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/focusing-on-the-fundamentals/


Loreena McKennitt, Celt folk music and LGBT inspiration

http://sdgln.com/entertainment/2016/03/04/loreena-mckennitt-celt-folk-music-and-lgbt-inspiration

 

Q&A: Loreena McKennitt (2007)

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/qanda-loreena-mckennitt-6505769

 

Videos:

A Midwinter Night’s Dream full album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FvE-z8xV1g&list=PL1T0hHFDjgDFav33kXzFsNPJRejWpnxZc

 

Loreena McKennitt: Music of the World (2007 podcast)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9081550


Loreena Mckennitt on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj7m5zfkktw

 

Penelope’s Song (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_UwU-RRqSE

 

Stolen Child (Live in 2006)

https://youtu.be/TRAAfEK7dBM

 

The Wind That Shakes the Barley full album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC4uTJpmEIE&list=PLB874D0263FA14288

 

Extra Credit:

 

Definitive List of Loreena McKennitt Remixes and Rare Recordings

http://boards.quinlanroad.com/topic/the-definitive-list-of-re-mixes-andamp-rare-recordings

 

JPR Radio Interviews Loreena McKennitt (2016; 36 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl8cAkwOd3c

 

END OF COURSE

 

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