The international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman
, has announced a brand-new "Isle of Hope" Tour, stopping in over 70 cities. The tour kicks off on February 13, 2009 in St. Paul and includes multiple shows in New York, Boston, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Jacksonville, among others.
Four years ago Celtic Woman traveled from Ireland to America and captivated millions with their inspiring songs of hope and love. Their incredible journey to stardom has been like a dream come true for vocalists Chloë, Lisa, Lynne, Alex and Celtic violinist Máiréad. The 2009 "Isle of Hope" tour will dazzle the eye, enchant the ear and stimulate both the mind and the heart.
Fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman's most magical production yet, featuring brand-new renditions of "Fields of Gold" and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," as well as an original anthem by Brendan Graham, writer of "You Raise Me Up." Musical Director David Downes has composed stunning new music for the 19- member ensemble featuring the wonderful voices of Celtic Woman and the energetic musical inventiveness of Celtic violinist, Máiréad.
The show will also feature cornerstone favorites such as "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun," "Danny Boy," and "Spanish Lady," among others that are featured on their latest release Greatest Journey: Essential Collection
Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences worldwide with their heavenly renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits. In just four short years, the group has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs, played seven US tours, and performed for more than 800,000 people. Meanwhile, the three Celtic Woman PBS Specials have aired more than 13,658 times on 685 PBS stations across the country, covering 97% of US television households.
The group has also appeared on several national television shows including Live With Regis and Kelly
, Martha Stewart
, CBS Early Show, Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular: Skate for the Heart, and most recently, The Bonnie Hunt
Named the #1 Top World Music Artist by Billboard Magazine
, Celtic Woman albums ("Celtic Woman," A Christmas Celebration
, and A New Journey
) have held the #1 position on the magazine's World Music chart for 90 consecutive weeks. Their recent album, The Greatest Journey Essential Collection
, debuted at #1.
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