I first heard this song several years ago at a concert by a group called Four Shillings Short. Last year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, I heard Loreena McKennitt’s version, which I’m featuring today. I found it more powerful than that of Four Shillings Short. Because of the many deaths caused by COVID19, the last two lines of the chorus resonate with me the most. “For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”
According to Wikipedia, Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist who records songs with Celtic, New Age, and Middle Eastern themes. Known for her soprano vocals, she has sold more than fourteen million records worldwide. “The Stolen Child” is a setting of a poem by William Butler Yeats about faeries tempting a child to come away with them. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I hope you enjoy Loreena McKennitt’s powerful version of this beautiful song.
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New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.