Loreena Mckennitt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2018
Facts of Loreena Mckennitt
Date of Birth: 1957 , February-17
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Loreena McKennitt
Birth Name Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt
Father Jack McKennitt
Mother Irene McKennitt
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Morden, Manitoba, Canada
Religion Christinality
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession World/new age/celtic singer
Working For Musician, composer, harpist
Net Worth $160 Million USD
Body Measurements 36-24-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36 C
Waist size 24 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 8.9
Shoe Size 9.5
Weight in KG 58 kg
Online Presence Yes in Wiki, Personal site
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Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. 

Early Life And Education Of Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt was born on 17Th of February in 1957 in Manitoba in Canada. She is a daughter to an Irish father and Scottish mother. She is Canadian and is of mixed ethnicity.

She wanted to become a veterinarian in her early ages but later she chose music as her career. She developed her passion for music especially Celtic music and started busking at places so as to earn money to record her debut album.

Her father Jack was an Irish, died in 1992, and mother was Scottish, died in 2011.

She has been honored with Honorary Doctor of Letters in 2002 by Winfrid Laurier University. She has also been honored with Honorary Doctor of Laws by Queen’s University and the University of Manitoba. She has also been honored with Honorary of Bachelor of Applied Business in George Brown College.

Loreena McKennitt's Career

After her breakthrough in singing platform through her first album Elemental, she released her several popular albums like To Drive the Cold Winter Away, The Visit, A Winter Garden, An Ancient Muse, The Wind that shakes barley, Parallel Dreams, The Mask and the mirror and A Midwinter Night’s Dream.

Her tour around Europe in 1993 to her music appeared in some movies or television series made her very popular around Canada and later to the world. Apart from Singing and writing songs she also does produce works. She is also supporting Golden Hat Foundation.

Loreena is not just a singer but also a songwriter and producer. She has given very popular songs to the world. Apart from being an excellent singer, she has also proved herself to be a prayer of humanity by creating some fund for social causes and has established a fund for the water safety research center. She has already had a great career and she is still moving ahead to more brighter future.

Loreena McKennitt's Personal Life

She is focused on singing, music and worked as a producer so there are not much of her hot pictures available in websites. 

McKennitt's fiancé Ronald Rees, his brother Richard, and their close friend Gregory Cook drowned in a boating accident on Georgian Bay. She was deeply affected by the event, and she founded the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety in the same year.

At the time of the incident, she was working on a live album of two performances called Live in Paris and Toronto. The proceeds from this album were donated to the newly created memorial fund, totaling some three million dollars.

Loreena McKennitt's Net Worth, Salary, Awards, And Achievements

Loreena McKennitt's net worth is over million at present. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career.

She has been awarded the Juno Award for The Visit and The Mask and Mirror. She has been awarded Billboard Music Award for International Achievement. Further, she has also been honored with Lifetime Achievement awards in 2009 from Western Canadian Music Award.