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Loreena Mckennitt

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Date of Birth: 1957 , February-17
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Loreena McKennitt
Birth Name Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt
Father Jack McKennitt
Mother Irene McKennitt
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Religion Christinality
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession World/new age/celtic singer
Working For Musician, composer, harpist
Net Worth $160 Million USD
Body Measurements 36-24-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36 C
Waist size 24 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 8.9
Shoe Size 9.5
Weight in KG 58 kg
Online Presence Yes in Wiki, Personal site

Quick Timeline of Loreena Mckennitt

1957 Born in Morden, Manitoba, Canada
1998 Her fiance died
1985 Released her first album
1998 Founded The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund
1992 Won Juno Award
2002 Honored by Wilfrid Laurier University
2007 Nominated in Grammy Award

Detail Timeline of Loreena Mckennitt

February 17 , 1957

Born in Morden, Manitoba, Canada

An American Scholar, Loreena was born on February 17, 1957, in Morden, Manitoba, Canada. She is of Irish and Scottish descent born to parents Jack and Irene McKennitt. Loreena is best known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. 



Her fiance died

There is not exact information about her personal matters, but somewhere it is stated that in 1998, her fiancé Ronald Rees, his brother Richard and their close friend Gregory Cook drowned in a boating accident on Georgian Bay. After that incident, she was deeply affected and subsequently founded the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety in the same year.


Released her first album

McKennitt is a great musician. Her first album, Elemental, was released in 1985. And then after two years, she released To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987) followed by Parallel Dreams (1989), The Visit (1991), The Mask and Mirror (1994), A Winter Garden (1995), The Book of Secrets (1997), An Ancient Muse (2006) and A Midwinter Night’s Dream (2008).


Founded The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund

In 1998, The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety was founded. Since its start, it has raised fund that net worth more than $4 million in support of water safety education, as well as search, rescue and recovery operations.



Won Juno Award

She released lots of albums in her life and she has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. In 1992, she won Juno Award, Best Roots/Traditional Album 1992 for The Visit. She was also crowned with this award in 1994 for The Mask and Mirror.



Honored by Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2002, she was honored with the Honorary Doctor of Letters by Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2005, she also received Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Manitoba, June 2005 and also from Queen's University in October 2005.



Nominated in Grammy Award

Loreena has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards throughout her life. In 2007, she was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. In 2012, she was also nominated in a Grammy award for Best New Age Album.



Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt is a Canadian musician, harpist, accordionist, composer and pianist who writes, records and performs music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. She is popular in the world for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals.

Loreena Mckennitt's early life

Loreena was born on February 17, 1957, in Morden, Manitoba, Canada, to Irish and Scottish descent parents Jack, died 1992 and Irene McKennitt passed away died 2011.


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She has a Brother Warren McKennitt.

Loreena Mckennitt's career

McKennitt is a talented and hardworking musician. She came through a lot of struggles to achieve a successful music career. In the beginning, she learned to play the Celtic harp and start busking at several places, which later helped to release her first album Elemental.

After giving a breakthrough performance by her songs, she continuously released a lot of albums by which she came into the spotlight. Some of the names of her popular albums are To Drive the Cold Winter, The Mask, and Mirror, The Book of Secrets, Share the Journey, etc.  

Similarly, during her career, McKennitt provided the music for The National Film Board documentary of The Burning Time. She also toured Europe supporting an English musician and composer, Mike Oldfield.

Besides, we can also see the appearances of her music in various movies such as The Santa Clause, Soldier, Jade, Holy Man, and so on. McKennitt is currently a supportive partner of the Golden Hat foundation since 2012.   

She is well known for her roles in Soldier, The Santa Clause, Jade, Highlander: The Final Dimension.

Loreena Mckennitt's personal life   

Talking about her personal life, McKennitt is unmarried until to date. Beautiful women might have been in an affair during her past time but she has kept it very personal. She has not spotted dating any boyfriend.

Loreena Mckennitt's net worth

She is earning a tremendous amount through her profession, her current net worth is around $160 million.

She has not been bruited to involve in any kind of relationships. Moreover, McKennitt has earned a good amount of salary through her singing professions.

Currently, her exact net worth is under review but according to sources, she has been earning no less than a million dollars.