Smart bets: Loreena McKennitt

If you came of age/went to college in the mid-to-late ’90s and identified as female, especially one with Celtic-Pagan interests, there’s a good chance you had a copy of Loreena McKennitt’s The Book of Secrets  — and its single “The Mummer’s Dance” ranked high on your personal playlist. The career of the Canadian-born world-Celtic artist with the ethereal voice has actually spanned four decades. Her most recent studio album was The Wind That Shakes the Barley from 2010, a collection of mostly traditional songs. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her award-winning 1991 release, The Visit, McKennitt is playing a series of rare, intimate trio performances with veteran collaborators guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle. The tour stops at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. uscellularcenterasheville.com. Photo by Ann E. Cutting

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Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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