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Under A Winter's Moon - A Concert of Carols and Tales
Featuring Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales narrated by Cedric Smith

NEW: Deluxe 3-disc vinyl collector’s set
A three-LP set, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and housed in a six-panel gatefold sleeve, captures Loreena’s exquisite seasonal live performance in a new, deluxe limited-edition package, which is available for order now.

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The Album
3LP + 2 CD + Atmos + Digital

The recording is available as a six-panel, two-disc digipak and/or three-LP, 180 gram vinyl album, six-panel gatefold featuring 15 seasonal songs performed live by Loreena, interspersed with seasonal readings by Canadian Indigenous actor and Companion of the Order of Canada, Tom Jackson, Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith and Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey "Red" George. The album is also available digitally, mixed in Dolby Atmos surround sound. (READ MORE)


The Tour

Loreena’s successful eight-city Under A Winter’s Moon Tour in Ontario wrapped up on Dec. 18th 2022 in Peterborough. These first-of-their-kind seasonal concerts – a combination of music and spoken word – sold out in Stratford, London, Guelph, Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa, in several cases prompting second shows to be added.



November 20: Loreena chats with CBC's Kiesha Paul, about her new album Under A Winter's Moon and what she misses most about Manitoba. 🎧 LISTEN

November 19: Loreena speaks with CBC Daybreak Alberta's Paul Karchut about her 16th album Under A Winter's Moon and the changing landscape of the music industry. 🎧 LISTEN

November 26: Loreena speaks with CBC Ontario's Fresh Air host Jason D'Souza days before launching her seasonal tour of Southwestern Ontario. 🎧 LISTEN

“On a handful of winter’s nights close to the solstice of December 2021, my musical friends and I wove this miscellany of music and spoken word,” writes Loreena in the new album’s liner notes. “…I sought to incorporate elements of the oral traditions found in many cultures – to capture, inspire and reconnect us with our past, while offering a reminder of the people of those times and what their manner of communication meant in their lives and might mean still.”  ~ Loreena


Tom Jackson (Photo Bill Borgwardt)

Cedric Smith (Photo Terry Manzo)

The album features such seasonal favourites as “Coventry Carol”, “Good King Wenceslas” and the “Huron Carol”. The first set begins with Jackson reading The Sky Woman Story, an Indigenous creation story. The whole second set embodies Smith’s reading, in six parts, of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a moving and nostalgic piece of prose by the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, interspersed with some of Loreena's favourite carols.

*Tom Jackson's narration will be a recorded playback on the tour.


Caroline Lavelle, Graham Hargrove, Jeffrey "Red" George, Pete Watson, Errol Fischer, Cait Watson. Photos: Terry Manzo

Loreena produced the record and in addition to vocals plays harp, keyboard and accordion. She’s accompanied by Caroline Lavelle on cello and recorders, Graham Hargrove on percussion, Errol Fischer on fiddle, Pete Watson on guitar, 12-string and Irish bouzouki, and Cait Watson on Irish whistle. All these musicians also added back-up vocals for the performance.


Listen & Tracklisting


  1. Tom Jackson Reads The Sky Woman Story 3:07

  2. Balulalow 3:02

  3. Let Us The Infant Greet 2:57

  4. The Wexford Carol 4:22

  5. Banquet Hall 3:09

  6. Dickens’ Dublin 5:16

  7. Un Flambeau Jeanette, Isabelle / I Saw Three Ships Medley 3:06

  8. Jeffrey George Recites Winter Diamonds 4:21

  9. Huron Carol 7:09

  10. Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined 3:32


  1. Snow 4:38

  2. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part One 5:00

  3. The Holly And The Ivy 2:22

  4. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part Two 7:35

  5. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 4:03

  6. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part Three 3:53

  7. Gloucestershire Wassail 1:20

  8. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part Four 4:04

  9. Good King Wenceslas 2:29

  10. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part Five 2:48

  11. Coventry Carol 2:18

  12. A Child’s Christmas In Wales, Part Six 1:45

  13. In The Bleak Midwinter 2:40

Grainy Surface

Cedric Smith:
Jack of all trades, master of them all

by Diane Sewell

Multi-award-winning actor Cedric Smith has a list of movie, theatre and television credits as long as your arm. Perhaps best remembered for his role as the good-hearted father figure Alec King on the popular Canadian television series Road to Avonlea, he and Loreena have shared a long history of watching each other’s careers take shape.


Under A Winter’s Moon was recorded at Knox Church in Stratford, Ontario, Canada then mixed and mastered by multi-award-winning engineer, mixer, producer and editor Jeff Wolpert at Desert Fish in Toronto.


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