|Personnel: Johnny Scott (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Glenn Flynn (steel guitar); John Fitzpatrick (violin, fiddle, viola); Kieran Brady (whistle, pipes); David Munro (piano, keyboards); Rod McVey (Hammond b-3 organ); Conor McCreanor, Enda Walsh, Nicky Scott (bass guitar); Des Lacey (drums, percussion); Siobhan Pettit, Aine Whelan (background vocals).
|Voyage expands on the themes explored on Celtic Thunder's 2011 Heritage project by offering a balanced mix of both old and contemporary regional songs. While the collection may take numerous detours into AOR pop territory with typically lush, unapologetically schmaltzy renditions of radio hits like Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman to Me" and Air Supply's "All Out of Love," the roots of the project are firmly planted in traditional soil, and tracks like "Dulaman," "Seven Drunken Nights," and "Maid of Culmore" stand out from the others like a peat fire in the Arizona desert. [Voyage is also available in the DVD format.] ~ James ChristopheR Monger