Loreena McKennitt is coming home.
The renowned singer will perform two concerts at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12.
Her return to Stratford will come on the heels of a series of sold-out concerts in 11 different European countries.
She will be joined by her seven-piece band and will perform music from the Celtic Footprints European tour, including material from her 2011 recording The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and other favourites.
“It’s great fun to return to perform in Stratford as we haven’t done so since our summer tour of 2009,” said McKennitt, in a press release.
“I know many people are aware of what I do, but have not been able to see us perform. On the rare occasions I am able to have the band assembled and the music worked up, it is great to be able to share this experience for family and friends at home.”
Tickets went on sale last Friday and are $65 plus HST and service charges. They are available online at www.ticket-e-boo.com or by calling 1- 877-700-3130.
They are also available at Ticket-E-Boo outlets at the Perth County Welcome Centre in Shakespeare, Patrick International Fine Art in Mitchell, Music in Sebringville, and Fanfare Books and Anything Grows in Stratford.
Seating is through general admission.
Other than McKennitt’s performance at the Luminato Festival in Toronto in June, the Stratford concerts are her only Canadian dates this summer.
The second leg of her European tour begins mid-July and will see her perform at a dozen festivals and outdoor historic venues in Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and a headlining performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in England.