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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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Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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