Loreena McKennit and English Literature

What more enjoyable way to take in English literature than to be able to listen to it?

At least I don’t know most poems as well as I do these:

“The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes

“The Layde and the Knight” by Sir Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, anyone?)

and my personal favorite, “The Lady of Shalott” by Lord Alfred Tennyson

edited to add “The Stolen Child” by Alfred Butler Yeats

Apparently, Lorena McKennit was very inspired by these literary works. I can understand why, and she produces beautiful renditions of these artworks. It helps that they are easily translated to music.

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