Nights from the Alhambra is available in stores worldwide as a deluxe three-disc set comprising a minute DVD and two companion CDs with a combined running time of 94 minutes. This programme began airing in the United States in March How much more mysterious and thrilling it was, then, to find ourselves assembling our instruments in the very heart of the Alhambra Palace, a place I have dreamed of performing in from the first time I walked among its enchanted walls.
I believe that the real beauty of the Alhambra is that it holds our dreams of the eternal within its stones — that same eternal truth, perhaps, that we performers strive for when we share our songs and stories. I am honoured to share our nights in the Alhambra, and our musical journey, with you. Work began on the monumental structure inalthough it would not be completed untiland it had no roof as late as Yet somehow it survived, and remains the most important Renaissance building in Spain.
And, at the heart of the massive square structure, its chaste circular courtyard symbolising heaven and earth is Dancin With My Devils - Mr.
Big - Farewell Live In Japan (DVD) impressive as it is unique. It is this courtyard, lit by Andalusian stars from above and stage lights below, which served as the open-air venue for the unforgettable performances of Nights from the Alhambra.
I discovered Moorish towers built by a 13th century sultan; interior courtyards with pools of water, Lets Fuck - Kottonmouth Kings - Fire It Up pillars and intricate tracery… all designed to duplicate the famous descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry.
For centuries, it served as an oasis for nomads and travelers, a meeting place for cultures and traditions. A crossroads for religions, where Muslims, Jew and Christians coexisted in harmony. It is a place where darkness gives way to light, where every stone has heard a thousand and one secrets, and where distance feels so near. It was a perfect place to build a defensive fortress and the castle grew organically on the top of its own mountain, down through the centuries.
Moorish poets described it as a pearl surrounded by emeralds. The Alhambra palace The Bonny Swans - Loreena McKennitt - Nights From The Alhambra at the apogee of civilization when it was built. Even the courtyard where we are performing our concert, constructed by King Carlos the Fifth, pays tribute to the brilliance of the unknown Muslim architects who first erected turrets and storehouses here, centuries earlier.
Some say that this derives from the colour of the bricks on the outer walls. Some say it refers to the red colour of the torches by which construction was carried out. For me, Alhambra means mystery. It means eternity.
It represents the human spirit. I first came to Spain in search of the Celts. I was surprised to learn that Celtic tribes had lived in Galicia, in northwestern Spain, before being pushed north towards Britain and Ireland by invading Roman armies.
In fact, Galicians still play bagpipes, and there are aspects of their music which almost sound Scottish or Irish. So it was this pan-Celtic connection that led me to the door of Spain and a whole new path of discovery. The civilization that one feels here knows no borders.
But as the philosopher says, A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. For me, a journey is a never-ending road. A discovery that there is so much more to bind us together than to tear us apart. These are the dreams that we hold in the palms of our hands. Bueso Daniel Ortiz. Enrique Moratalla Come On Girl - The Cats - Hard To Be Friends. Jeronimo Paez D.
We are offering Nights from the Alhambra in two distinct packages as well as in vinyl format. Both packaging formats include identical content. The two-disc set is the first Loreena McKennitt live recording available in this format and will be released on g vinyl with a gatefold sleeve in a limited edition of only 7, copies globally.
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