Parallel Dreams1989, Studio Album. To Drive The Cold Winter Away1987, Seasonal Recording. Elemental1985, Studio Album. Loreena’s second, self-produced recording presents seasonal music with a fresh and serendipitous approach. This collection of traditional and lesser-known winter and Christmas carols was recorded in 1987 on location at The Church Of Our Lady in Guelph, Ontario, and, in Ireland, a Benedictine monastery and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig. As a child, my most vivid impression of music for the winter season came from songs and carols recorded in churches or great halls, rich with their own unique ambience and tradition.
To Drive the Cold Winter Away is Loreena McKennitt's second album, released in 1987. It pays homage to her childhood memories of music for the winter season, the most vivid of which "came from songs and carols recorded in churches or great halls, rich with their own unique ambience and tradition.
In Praise of Christmas (To Drive the Cold Winter Away) - Loreena McKennitt 4:53. Loreena McKennitt - The Seasons 4:52. LOREENA MCKENNITT Snow 5:35. Loreena McKennitt - The King 2:11. In Praise of Christmas 6:07.
To Drive the Cold Winter Away Tracklist. 1. In Praise Of Christmas Lyrics. 2. The Seasons Lyrics. 4. Banquet Hall Lyrics.
To Drive The Cold Winter Away. The album is antidote to more common Christmas songs which we hear every year and may grow tired of after a time
Features Song Lyrics for Loreena McKennitt's To Drive The Cold Winter Away album. Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away Album Lyrics. Let Us the Infant Greet Lyrics.
SNOW (5:35) Music by Loreena McKennitt, lyrics by Archibald Lampman. White are the far-off plains, and white The fading forests grow; The wind dies out along the height And denser still the snow, A gathering weight on roof and tree Falls down scarce audibly. Then all is silent and the snow falls Settling soft and slow The evening deepens and the grey Folds closer earth and sky The world seems shrouded, far away. Its noises sleep, and I as secret as Yon buried stream plod dumbly on and dream. THE WEXFORD CAROL (6:07) Traditional Irish.
Loreena McKennitt Snow (To Drive The Cold Winter Away - 1987). Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) 6. Balulalow. Loreena McKennitt To Drive the Cold winter Away. Loreena McKennitt Let Us The Infant Greet (To Drive The Cold Winter Away - 1987). Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) 02 The Seasons. Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) 5. Snow.
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|1||In Praise Of Christmas
Accordion – Loreena McKennittViol – Shannon Purves-SmithWritten-By – Traditional English (Eighteenth Century)*
Accordion – Loreena McKennittWritten-By – Traditional English (Nineteenth Century)*
Accordion – Loreena McKennittVocals – Cedric SmithWritten-By – Traditional English*
Cymbal [Finger Cymbals], Harp [Troubador And Celtic Harps], Tambourine, Written-By – Loreena McKennitt
Lyrics By – Archibald LampmanMusic By, Tin Whistle – Loreena McKennitt
Written-By – Traditional Scottish*
|7||Let Us The Infant Greet
Written-By – Traditional English*
|8||The Wexford Carol
Viol – Shannon Purves-SmithWritten-By – Traditional Irish*
|9||The Stockford Carol
Harp [Troubador Harp], Written-By – Loreena McKennitt
|10||Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined
Written-By – Traditional English*
- Cover – Richard Dadd
- Design [Package Design] – Scott McKowen
- Harp – Loreena McKennitt (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8)
- Producer, Arranged By, Liner Notes – Loreena McKennitt
- Recorded By [Recorded Digitally By], Tracking By [Overdubs] – John Hazen
- Vocals – Loreena McKennitt (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 8, 10)
NotesOriginally released in 1987.
℗ 1987 © 1994 Quinlan Road Limited, Box 933, Stratford, Ontario, Canada N5A 7M3
Made in France / Fabriqué en France
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (scanned): 774213221025
- Barcode (printed): 7 74213 22102 5
- Other: DF2-10/98
- Matrix / Runout: Matrix / Runout: DISQUE AMERIC 03NQ3<138>QRCD102
|QRCD 102||Loreena McKennitt||To Drive The Cold Winter Away (CD, Album)||Quinlan Road||QRCD 102||Canada||1987|
|QRCD102D||Loreena McKennitt||To Drive The Cold Winter Away (CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RE, RM + DVD-V, 5.1)||Quinlan Road||QRCD102D||Europe||2004|
|QRCD102||Loreena McKennitt||To Drive The Cold Winter Away (CD, Album)||Quinlan Road||QRCD102||Canada||1994|
|QR 102, 63104||Loreena McKennitt||To Drive The Cold Winter Away (Cass, Album)||Quinlan Road, Balet Plak||QR 102, 63104||Turkey||1994|
|LS•1697||Loreena McKennitt||To Drive The Cold Winter Away (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Landy Star Music||LS•1697||Russia||Unknown|