Ancient Ostia  25 July 2019, Loreena McKennitt, icon of excellence in Celtic music, performed in concert among the ruins of the Roman amphitheater of Ostia Antica in Rome.

An exceptional combination between ancient Rome Empire and the notes of Celtic music colored the  Roman warm evening of ancient and modern notes. The ancient Roman amphitheater seemed to be suspended in time and all around the ruins of ancient city of Ostia carried the echo of musical instruments. Loreena Mackennit has a heavenly voice while playing the Harp, the Piano and the Accordion.

Almost ten years after his last album of unreleased tracks, Loreena McKennitt is back with a new job, Lost Souls (Quinlan Road, 2018) which she is presenting on a Europo tour, with 25 concerts in 10 countries.

The Canadian singer-songwriter has Irish and Scottish origins and it was these that influenced her music, which draws inspiration from popular Celtic songs to which she adds an international touch, with a surprising and appreciated result all over the world.

In addition to his musical career, McKennitt is committed to a series of philanthropic initiatives, including “The Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety”; was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004 and was named “Knight of the National Order of Arts and Letters” by the French Republic in 2013 and is honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The singer-songwriter was accompanied by musicians Brian Hughes (Celtic guitar, oud and bouzouki), Caroline Lavelle (cello), Hugh Marsh (violin), Dudley Philips (bass) and Robert Brian (drums).

The concert lineup in Ostia Antica (Rome):

The Mystic’s Dream
The Star of the County Down
Bonny Portmore
Marrakesh Night Market
Ages Past, Ages Hence
Marco Polo
Spanish Guitars and Night Plazas
All Souls Night
Penelope’s Song
The Bonny Swans
Full Circle
The Gates of Istanbul
The Dark Night of the Soul
Manx Ayre
The Lady of Shalott
The Old Ways
Lost Souls
Tango to Evora
Dante’s Prayer

Roman Theater Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica
Viale dei Romagnoli, 717
from Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 to Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Review that presents great performances of music, theater and dance between tradition and innovation.

The Festival also this year, as in previous editions, presents a truly prestigious program that alternates large concerts with important theatrical performances, thanks to the Italian and international artists who will take turns on the stage of the Roman Theater of the Archaeological Park.

Among the protagonists of the 2019 edition we find: Giancarlo Giannini, Monica Guerritore, Mariano Rigillo, Romina Mondello, Luca Argentero, Edoardo Leo, Antonio Rezza, Lino Guanciale, Luca Biagini, Federico Perrotta, Valentina Olla, Franco Oppini, Debora Caprioglio, the Project Goldstein and Kraftwerk for music, James Blake, Neurosis, Loreena McKennitt, Negrita, Levante, Marlene Kuntz, Loredana Bertè, Mogol, Gianmarco Carroccia.

For dance, the second edition of the International Heritart Festival.

22, 27 and 29 June 2019
2, 6, 9.11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, July 31
2, 3, 4 August 2019
14 September 2019

The program may change
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