Celtic Woman CD (2005)

Artist: Celtic Woman

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Product Overview

Celtic Woman brings together four singers and an extraordinary violinist who perform some of the most beautiful and best-loved songs in the musical repertoire. They bring the Dublin audience to its feet over and over again.


Label Manhattan
SKU 63949112
UPC 724386023322
UPC 14 00724386023322
Format CD
Release Date 3/1/2005
Author Celtic Woman
Associated Artist/Work Arkenstone, David
Associated Artist/Work Piano Strings Ensemble
Artist Influence Clannad
Artist Influence David Arkenstone
Artist Influence Enya
Artist Influence Fairport Convention
Artist Influence Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Artist Influence Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna
Artist Influence Renaissance
Artist Influence The Roches (Folk)
Artist Influence Van Morrison
Artist Influence Yanni
Artist Contemporary Aine Minogue
Artist Contemporary Amici Forever
Artist Contemporary Anael (Singer)
Artist Contemporary Ashley MacIsaac
Artist Contemporary Celtic Spirit
Artist Contemporary Cherish the Ladies
Artist Contemporary Chlo? Agnew
Artist Contemporary Cirque du Soleil
Artist Contemporary Clannad
Artist Contemporary Constance Demby
Artist Contemporary Enigma
Artist Contemporary Enya
Artist Contemporary Fiona Joyce
Artist Contemporary Fionnuala Gill
Artist Contemporary Flook
Artist Contemporary Gaelic Storm
Artist Contemporary Hayley Westenra
Artist Contemporary Il Divo
Artist Contemporary Karen Matheson
Artist Contemporary Kila
Artist Contemporary L£nasa
Artist Contemporary Lisa Gerrard (Composer/Singer)
Artist Contemporary Lisa Lynne
Artist Contemporary Loreena McKennitt
Artist Contemporary M?av
Artist Contemporary M ir?ad Nesbitt
Artist Contemporary M ire Brennan
Artist Contemporary Medi?val B?bes
Artist Contemporary Milla
Artist Contemporary OperaBabes
Artist Contemporary Orla Fallon
Artist Contemporary Peatbog Faeries
Artist Contemporary Taraf de Ha?douks
Artist Contemporary The Corrs
Artist Contemporary Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Technical Info
Engineer Andrew Boland
Producer David Downes
CatalogID CDANGE 05
Lable Name EMI-Manhattan
Released 03/01/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724386023322
Album Notes and Credits
Celtic Woman: Orla Fallon (vocals, harp); Chlo?, Lisa, M?av (vocals); Mairead (fiddle).
Additional personnel: Des Moore (guitar); Martin Johnston (cello); David Downes (whistle, harpsichord, keyboards); John O'Brien (Uilleann pipe); Eoghan O'Neill (bass guitar); Robbie Casserly (percussion).
CELTIC WOMAN is the brainchild of David Downes, a composer/conductor who was heavily involved with the American production of RIVERDANCE. Not surprisingly, all of the lights, drama, and musical bombast of that esteemed show are present on this production as well. Instead of showcasing legions of dancers, however, CELTIC WOMAN puts the emphasis on the rich heritage of traditional and contemporary Irish music, as performed by five talented female performers from varying musical backgrounds.
Though the melodies are often extremely simple and unadorned, the production is just as lush and majestic as anything on Yanni's LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS, and should appeal to fans of that disc. The opening track features the extraordinary, bell-like vocal timbre of 15-year-old Chloe Agnew over an orchestral backing that includes tin whistle. "Isle of Inisfree" showcases Orla Fallon, whose dark voice and supple harp playing make for a haunting listening experience. On numerous tracks, several of the Irish sirens sing together; a particular standout is a soothingly sweet version of Enya's breakthrough hit "Orinoco Flow."
Artist Overview
The internationally chart-busting vocal group Celtic Woman is the brainchild of David Downes, a composer/conductor who was involved with the American production of RIVERDANCE. He assembled the breathtaking talents of six strong Irish vocalists (the members have shifted several times) principally to perform for a 2004 PBS special filmed in Dublin. The accompanying album shot to the top of the World Music chart and stayed there for a record-breaking 81 weeks, replaced in 2006 by their own Christmas album. A third studio album released in 2007 then took over the number-one slot, as well as debuting on the Billboard Top 200 at number four. The group applies their ethereal harmonies not just to traditional fife-and-fiddle fare but to pop standards as well, making for a fun and eclectic experience.
Disc 1
1 Last Rose Of Summer (Intro) / Walking In The Air
2 May It Be
3 Isle of Inisfree
4 Danny Boy
5 One World
6 Ave Maria - (Latin)
7 Send Me a Song
8 Siuil a Run (Walk My Love)
9 Orinoco Flow
10 Someday
11 She Moved Thru' the Fair
12 Nella Fantasia - (Italian)
13 Butterfly, The
14 Harry's Game - (Irish Gaelic)
15 Soft Goodbye, The
16 You Raise Me Up
17 The Ashoken Farewell / The Contradiction
18 Si Do Mahimeo I (The Wealthy Widow) - (Irish Gaelic)
Product Attributes
Artist Celtic Woman
Music Format Compact Disc
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