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Loreena McKennitt: How Celtic Music Found Her

Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt performs tonight (March 3, 2016) at Cullen Performance Hall. She performs pieces inspired by her travels and fascination with Celtic history. McKennitt, who grew up in rural Canada, tells News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop she originally went to college to become a veterinarian. But she says, in her […]

Photo: Ann E. Cutting, Used by Permission

Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt performs tonight (March 3, 2016) at Cullen Performance Hall. She performs pieces inspired by her travels and fascination with Celtic history.

McKennitt, who grew up in rural Canada, tells News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop she originally went to college to become a veterinarian. But she says, in her first year of school, music “found her.”

She talks about how studying Celtic history has shaped her music and how managing her own career helped her survive the many changes in the recording industry.

(Photo: Ann E. Cutting, Used by Permission)

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