Courtyard Lullaby – Loreena McKennitt

Wherein the deep night sky The stars lie in its embrace The courtyard still in its sleep And peace comes over your face. “Come to me,” it sings “Hear

The Wexford Carol – Loreena McKennitt

Good people all, this Christmas-time Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending his beloved Son. With Mary holy we should

The Bonny Swans – Loreena McKennitt

A farmer there lived in the north country A hey ho bonny o And he had daughters one, two, three The swans swim so bonny o These daughters they

Dante’s Prayer – Loreena McKennitt

When the dark wood fell before me And all the paths were overgrown When the priests of pride say there is no other way I tilled the sorrows of

Cymbeline – Loreena McKennitt

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun Nor the furious winters’ rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages Golden lads and

Marrakesh Night Market – Loreena McKennitt

They’re gathered in circles The lamps light their faces The crescent moon rocks in the sky The poets of drumming Keep heartbeats suspended The smoke swirls up and then

The Lady Of Shalott – Loreena McKennitt

On either side of the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the world and meet the sky; And thro’ the field the road run

Annachie Gordon – Loreena McKennitt

Harking is bonny and there lives my love My heart lies on him and cannot remove It cannot remove for all that I have done And I never will

Carrighfergus – Loreena McKennitt

I wish I was in Carrighfergus Only for nights in Ballygrant I would swim over the deepest ocean Only for nights in Ballygrant. But the sea is wide, and

Moon Cradle – Loreena McKennitt

The moon-cradle’s rocking and rocking Where a cloud and a cloud go by Silently rocking and rocking The moon-cradle out in the sky. Then comes the lad with the

The Dark Night Of The Soul – Loreena McKennitt

Upon a darkened night The flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest Shrouded by

Night Ride Across The Caucasus – Loreena McKennitt

Ride on through the night tide on Ride on through the night tide on There are visions, there are memories There are echoes of thundering hooves There are fires,

In Praise Of Christmas – Loreena McKennitt

All hail to the days that merit more praise Than all the rest of the year And welcome the nights that double delights As well for the poor as

Greensleeves – Loreena McKennitt

Alas my love you do me wrong To cast me off discourteously; And I have loved you oh so long Delighting in your company. Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves

Standing Stones – Loreena McKennitt

In one of these lonely Orkney Isles There dwelled a maiden fair Her cheeks were red, her eyes were blue She had yellow, curling hair Which caught the eye

Good King Wenceslas – Loreena McKennitt

Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen When the snow lay ’round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone the moon that night Though the

Caravanserai – Loreena McKennitt

This glancing life is like a morning star A setting sun, or rolling waves at sea A gentle breeze or lightning in a storm A dancing dream of all

The Gates Of Istanbul – Loreena McKennitt

See there, past that far-off hill A tower held in the sky Hear there, in that dark blue night The music calling us home See there, in that far-off

Penelope’s Song – Loreena McKennitt

Now that the time has come Soon gone is the day There upon some distant shore You’ll hear me say Long as the day in the summer time Deep

Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined – Loreena McKennitt

Let all that are to mirth inclined Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending his beloved Son For to redeem