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In August 2005.

In August 2005, “GJS” label released “Feoffees’ Lands”, the fourth Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Presshouse Studio” in Devon, UK, and was produced by Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens and Jacqui McShee.

Personnel:

  • Jacqui McShee – vocals
  • Spencer Cozens – keyboards
  • Alan Thomson – bass
  • Gerry Conway – drums
  • Martin Barre – guitars
  • David Hughes – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Giblin – basses, Ravi kora, Tibetan overtone singing
  • Nathan Bray – trumpet
  • Barnaby Dickinson – trombone
  • Miles Bould – percussion
  • Leah Jacqui – backing vocals),
  • Mark Tucker – backing vocals, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Banks of the Nile – traditional
  2. Nothing Really Changes – Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, Jacqui McShee
  3. Acrobat (It’s Just a Circus) – Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, Jacqui McShee
  4. Now’s the Time – Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, Jacqui McShee
  5. Hot Air – Hot Night – Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, Jacqui McShee
  6. No Sweet Sorrow – Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, David Hughes, Jacqui McShee
  7. Sovay – traditional
  8. Two Magicians – traditional
  9. You’ve Changed – Carey, Fischer
  10. Broomfield Hill – traditional

On November 20, 2006.

On November 20, 2006, “Quinlan Road” and “MRA” labels released “An Ancient Muse”, the seventh Loreena McKennitt studio album. It was recorded June – August 2005, and was produced by Loreena McKennitt. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Loreena McKennitt– vocals, keyboards, accordion, harp, percussion, piano
  • Steáfán Hannigan – Turkish clarinet, vocal drone, uilleann pipes
  • Brian Hughes– electric guitar, guitar synthesizer, vocal drone, oud, Celtic bouzouki, nylon string guitar
  • Charlie Jones: acoustic bass
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Tal Bergman – drums, percussion
  • Stuart Bruce – vocal drone, percussion
  • Clive Deamer– drums
  • Panos Dimitrakopoulos – kanoun
  • Nigel Eaton– hurdy-gurdy
  • Ben Grossman – hurdy-gurdy
  • Ed Hanley – tabla, udu drum
  • Jason Hann– percussion
  • Georgios Kontogiannis – Greek bouzouki
  • Tim Landers– bass
  • Caroline Lavelle– cello
  • Rick Lazar – percussion
  • Annbjørg Lien– nyckelharpa
  • Hugh Marsh– violin
  • Marco Migliari – vocal drone
  • Donald Quan– viola, vocal drone
  • Hossam Ramzy– percussion
  • Sokratis Sinopoulos – lyra
  • Haig Yazdjian– oud
  • Choristers of Westminster Abbey; Alex Pott, Elliot Thompson, Nicholas Morris – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Loreena McKennitt except where noted.

  1. Incantation
  2. The Gates of Istanbul
  3. Caravanserai
  4. The English Ladye and the Knight – lyrics by Sir Walter Scott
  5. Kecharitomene
  6. Penelope’s Song
  7. Sacred Shabbat (Kâtibim) – Loreena McKennitt
  8. Beneath a Phrygian Sky
  9. Never Ending Road (Amhrán Duit)