Santiago Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt The Mask and Mirror cover art
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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.

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


  • credits


    album: Track 6 in album The Mask and Mirror
    release date: 1994-3-22
    popularity : 84 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