May 192006
 

以前对Celtic音乐就只知道Enya,今天偶然在找齐豫All Souls night歌词的时候不小心找出了这首歌的原唱Loreena McKennitt,顺便就找了些关于她的资料和歌曲来试听,没想到一听就被吸引住了,觉得比起Enya来说,我更喜欢她的声音,这种源自New age但又不完全是New age的风格才是我的最爱。
有歌友把Enya和她比作圣女和巫女,很有意思的形容,呵呵。
还有人说:
Enya是天上下凡的圣女
loreena 是隐居林间的仙女
比较喜欢这种形容。

放首一听到就非常喜欢的:

The Mummers’ Dance

奉上歌词:

When in the Springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair

When owls call the breathless moon
In the blue veil of the night
The shadows of the trees appear
Amidst the lantern light

Chorus:
We’ve been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

Who will go down to those shady groves
And summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
In the springtime of the year

The songs of birds seem to fill the wood
That when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
Long past their woodland days

Chorus:
We’ve been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

And so they linked their hands and danced
Round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
When all the shades are gone

“A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
It is a sprout well budded out
The work of Our Lord’s hand”

Chorus:
We’ve been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again
We bring a garland gay

Chorus:
We’ve been rambling all the night
And some time of this day
Now returning back again

顺便夸下齐豫的All Souls night,对比了二人的演绎感觉还是喜欢齐豫多一些,但不否认Loreena McKennitt的原唱也非常棒。

同样奉上歌词:

bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
figures dance around and around
to drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
moving to the pagan sound.
somewhere in a hidden memory
images float before my eyes
of fragrant tonight’s of straw and of bonfires
and dancing till the next sunrise.

i can see the lights in the distance
trembling in the dark cloak of night
candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
a waltz on all souls night.

figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
held up tall as the flames leap high
the green knight holds the holly bush
to mark where the old year passes by.

standing on the bridge that crosses
the river that goes out to the sea
the wind is full of a thousand voices
they pass by the bridge and me.

  2 Responses to “Loreena McKennitt”

  1. 那证明你心理有问题,跟齐豫无关,郁闷了吧,找女朋友了吧:)

  2. 呵呵,不知道是不是心理作用,我觉得chyi翻唱的好多歌曲都比原唱有味道。但不宜多听,不然容易得忧郁症 :)

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