|While the title of this group is singular, there is more than one Celtic Woman singing. The group is made up of six talented women: Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelley, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Deidre Shannon, and Mairead Nesbitt. Lynn Hilary is the most recent member of the group, after Mhaolchatha took time away from the group to focus on a solo career and Alex Sharpe is replacing Kelley while she is on maternity leave.
Celtic Woman has released a number of albums, including their self titled album Celtic Woman, A Christmas Celebration and A New Journey. They have had albums go platinum not only in the states, but also in South Africa, and gold in Australia and Japan. Celtic Woman has held the honor of appearing in the No. 1 position for the Billboard World Music Charts for 95 consecutive weeks.
Television appearances for Celtic Woman have included Today Show with Regis & Kelly, The Megan Mullaly Show and they have also performed on Brian Boitano’s NBC Skating Spectacular. They have even held the honor of performing at the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
These six women in Celtic Woman are not only singers, but some of them have other musical abilities including the violin, fiddle, harp, and piano. Celtic Woman releases more than just CD’s. Many of their performances can be viewed on DVD’s from the songs on their albums. They are more than just vocal artists; they are performers.
As their name hints, the group performs traditional Irish songs, including a few modern songs. They have embarked on four U.S. tours that have been incredibly successful, selling out a number of large venues from Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall to Boston’s Opera House.
Celtic Woman also had a PBS special which has aired over 3,000 times since its debut in March 2005. Their Musical Director and Composer David Downes not only works with the group, but has created his own CD releases including Saltwater and The Rusted Wheel of Things. He has also spent time working on the compositions for film scores such as Thou Shalt Not Kill, The Enemy Within, The Hunt For Red Willie at the Peacock Theatre among others.
Seeing this group live in concert is one incredible performance that takes you straight to Ireland, no passport needed! You can enjoy this great show now that they are on tour in the U.S. from February through May.
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