Santiago Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

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album: Track 6 in album The Mask and Mirror
release date: 1994-3-22
popularity : 33 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Celtic/Ethereal
length: 5:59
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
mixer: Richard Evans
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
percussion & drums: Rick Lazar
fiddle: Hugh Marsh
bouzouki: Dónal Lunny
cello & bass: George Koller
hurdy gurdy: Nigel Eaton
balalaika & guitars: Brian Hughes
synthesizer & accordion: Loreena McKennitt

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624542025
script: Latin

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt The Mask and Mirror cover art

Lyrics

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January, 1992 - Just performed in Santiago de Compostella in the Galician area
of Spain...misty and lush as we arrived from more arid areas of the country;
clearly Celtic territory in the language and music, and a place I must visit
again soon...We arrived a day early; band et al went for a wonderful Sunday
lunch and then wandered over to the cathedral to observe the wonderful faces on
the Portico.

May, 1992 - Santiago de Compostella (St. James in the Field of Stars)...had
occasion to return to Galicia and Santiago sooner than I'd thought...I learned
the story behind the city. Supposedly the remains of St. James arrived
mysteriously in the village of Padron (which we visited...lovely line of trees
along the waterway leading to the place where the relics were found) and
interred here in Santiago...I picked up a CD collection of music emanating from
the pilgrimage route to Santiago, as well as a CD by Spanish group Els
Trobadors...wonderful feeling to this music.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Mystic's Dream
  • 2 The Bonny Swans
  • 3 The Dark Night of the Soul
  • 4 Marrakesh Night Market
  • 5 Full Circle
  • 6 Santiago
  • 7 Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt? / The Two Trees
  • 8 Prospero's Speech