2 Shows, 2pm and 7pm
Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH
Photo by Lili Forberg
With their marathon winter-spring U.S. concert tour expected to stretch into the summer, Irish Music phenomenon, Celtic Woman continues to delight live audiences with what critics are calling an “uplifting” and “beyond captivating” concert experience. Touring in support of their recent chart-topping CD/DVD, Songs from the Heart, the 60 city journey, which kicked off February 9th in Virginia, is confirmed through May 22 in Salt Lake City while additional dates are expected to be added this summer due to popular demand.
Songs From the Heart, (Manhattan Records)the group’s fifth CD and DVD debuted at #9 on Billboard Top 200 and #1 Billboard World Music Chart. In addition, the companion live concert DVD hit #1 on the Billboard Top Music DVD Chart. Musical director David Downes beautifully captures the pure essence of Celtic Woman showcasing the celestial sounds of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe along with the dynamic inventiveness of Celtic Violinist Mairead Nesbitt. The CD features studio recorded versions of songs performed during their PBS TV Special “Songs from the Heart- Live at Powerscourt House & Gardens.” The TV special began airing Nov 28th on PBS stations around the country as part of the network’s quarterly pledge drive and has immediately yielded outstanding viewership results.
Deemed a “phenomenon” by the Boston Globe, the group continues to enchant fans live – moving seamlessly between Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. During the 2010 tour, fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman’s most dazzling production yet, featuring renditions of Jimmy Webb’s “The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress,” Billy Joel’s “Goodnight My Angel,” “Amazing Grace,” with world champion bagpiper Anthony Byrne, and Irish classics “My Lagan Love,” “Galway Bay,” as well as a new favorite “Níl Sé’n Lá.” The tour also includes an original composition, “Songs from the Heart” written specifically for this for this and has not yet been recorded.
In just five short years, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success without the aid of traditional sales drivers such as radio or video airplay. No other group of this particular adult contemporary genre can claim 5 million albums sold, two top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, 3 gold and platinum albums, 4 Top 5 Releases on the Billboard Top Video chart and a million concert tickets sold. They have succeeded by connecting directly to fans via their Public Television specials, their frequent touring and then having those fans share the experience with friends and loved ones.
As a testament to the group’s ability to cross musical and cultural boundaries, the group recently performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars singing for millions of viewers while their PBS TV specials have dominated the broadcast airwaves over the past five years.
A true celebration of Ireland with an unforgettable signature style, don’t miss an “evening of spectacular entertainment” (Kalamazoo Gazette) when Celtic Woman comes to a town near you.