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Loreena Mckennitt Biography

Updated On 13 Jul, 2017 Published On 13 Jul, 2017
Loreena Mckennitt

Facts of Loreena Mckennitt

Date of Birth :
Age : 65 years old
Family Name : Mckennitt
Birth Country : Canada
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Loreena McKennitt
Birth Name Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt
Mother Irene McKennitt
Father Jack McKennitt
Birth Place/City Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Profession World/new age/celtic singer
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christinality
Nationality Canadian
Working For Musician, composer, harpist
Net Worth $160 Million USD
Body Measurements 36-24-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Weight in KG 58 kg
Shoe Size 9.5
Breast Size 36 C
Waist size 24 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 8.9
Online Presence Yes in Wiki, Personal site

Relationship short Statistics of Loreena Mckennitt

What is Loreena Mckennitt marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Loreena Mckennitt have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Loreena Mckennitt having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Loreena Mckennitt Lesbian ? No

Loreen McKennit has sold more than 14 million records. She also gave her music for the National Film Board of Canada documentary, The Burning Times. She also toured Europe supporting Mike Oldfield. She is also the founder of The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety. She received the Juno Award in 1992 and 1994 and a Grammy Award nominee.

Early Life and Education

Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, known as Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist, born on February 17, 1957, in Morden, Manitoba, Canada to father Jack McKennitt(died 1992) and mother, Irene McKennit(died 2011). 

McKennitt is of Irish and Scottish descent. Later, in 1981 she moved to Stratford, Ontario and started living there along with her brother Warren McKennitt.

When McKennitt was young, she wanted to become a veterinarian, but she chooses music. Following her passion for Celtic music, she learned to play the Celtic harp and started busking at various places, like St.Lawrence Market in Toronto to collect money to record her first album.

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


Loreena first album, Element, was released in 1985. Later she released albums like To Drive the Cold Winter Away (1987), Parallel Dreams (1989), The Visit (1991).

Further she released 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) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2010), which was released under her own label Quinlan Road.

In 1990, McKennit contributed music for the National Film Board of Canada documentary, The Burning Times, which was a feminist revisionist account of the Early Modern European Witchcraft trails. 

In 1993, she went on a Europe tour for supporting Mike Oldfield. In 1995, she featured in the Highlander series with her version of the traditional Irish song "Bonny Portmore."

During the spring of 1997, her single "The Mummers Dance" got airplay in North American markets, and the song was also used as the theme song on the short-lived TV series Legacy and also in the trailer of wide-release 1998 Drew Barrymore's movie Ever After.

In 1992, she received Juno Award, Best Roots/Traditional Album 1992 for her album The Visit and later, in 1994 she was rewarded with the same award for Mask and Mirror. McKennitt was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2007. Again in 2012, she was nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

Personal Life

The 60 years old, Loreen McKennitt is not married yet. But she was engaged with Ronald Rees, who was an Author. In 1998, her fiance Ronald died in a boating accident in Georgian Bay, along with his brother Richard and close friend Gregory Cook.

After that incident, she was deeply moved and subsequently established the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety in the same year.

After the death of Ronald, McKennitt has not dated anyone and seems to be single.

The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety, established in 1998, raised funds of more than $4 million for the water safety education and also for the rescue and recovery operations.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Loreena McKennit net worth is estimated to be around $700,000, which she earned from her albums.



Loreena Mckennitt Affairs

  1. First Affair with Ronald Rees

    Loreena Mckennit was previously engaged with late Ronald Rees who died in a boating accident on Georgian Bay.

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