Parallel Dreams

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Parallel Dreams
Album Cover-Parallel Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Loreena McKennitt
Released 1989
Genre Folk
Length 43:12
Label Quinlan Road
Loreena McKennitt chronology
To Drive the Cold Winter Away
(1987)To Drive the Cold Winter Away1987
Parallel Dreams
The Visit
(1991)The Visit1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Parallel Dreams, released in 1989, is Loreena McKennitt's third album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Loreena McKennitt except as noted.[2]

  1. "Samain Night" – 4:27
  2. "Moon Cradle" (Padraic Colum, McKennitt) – 4:29
  3. "Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance" – 4:20
  4. "Annachie Gordon" (traditional, arr. McKennitt) – 8:22
  5. "Standing Stones" (lyrics: traditional, music by McKennitt) – 6:56
  6. "Dickens' Dublin (The Palace)" – 4:40
  7. "Breaking the Silence" – 6:23
  8. "Ancient Pines" – 3:35

Song information[edit]

  • "Huron 'Beltane' Fire Dance" takes its inspiration, in part, from Huron festivities and the Gaelic Beltane celebrations.
  • "Breaking the Silence" was written as a tribute to Amnesty International.
  • "Ancient Pines" was composed for use in the documentary film Goddess Remembered


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CD liner notes