A friend once said that Loreena McKennitt was what you'd get if you sent Sarah McLachlan into the forest for several years to build a mystery. Now, it's true, both women are Canadian singer-songwriters concerned with various charities, but that's pretty much where the similarities end. McKennitt's ethereal recordings have been featured in many a movie and on many a Celtic compilation, though unlike her oft-compared and poppier sister of song, McKennitt isn't as quickly recognized. Her music is certainly more rooted in traditional folk and composition, but perhaps it is her traditionalism that causes her to be a touch less recognizable in style. That said, her classically trained voice is unique and unbelievably strong, and McKennitt is an adept composer herself, though she has had a hand from a few well-known gentsher use of poetry by Yeats, Blake, Tennyson and the like have allowed the masters another go at a Highlands romp. Hear her courtyard lullabies 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie. Tickets are available by calling 214-373-8000 or visiting ticketmaster.com.
Tue., Oct. 9, 8 p.m., 2007