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Celtic Woman
     

Celtic Woman

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by Celtic Woman
 
PBS viewers know the talents of Celtic Woman, an ensemble of five Irish singers who make their recording debut with this disc blending traditional folk, contemporary pop, and classical styles. With accompaniments ranging from full orchestra to chorus, delicate harp, and fiddle, the five -- Chlo�, Lisa, M�av, �rla, and M�ir�ad -- lend their expressive voices to such

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PBS viewers know the talents of Celtic Woman, an ensemble of five Irish singers who make their recording debut with this disc blending traditional folk, contemporary pop, and classical styles. With accompaniments ranging from full orchestra to chorus, delicate harp, and fiddle, the five -- Chlo�, Lisa, M�av, �rla, and M�ir�ad -- lend their expressive voices to such standards as "Danny Boy" and "Ave Maria," as well as Enya's "Oronico Flow" and Ennio Morricone's "Nella Fantasia." Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" is the inspirational conclusion to the program -- save for a pair of bonus tracks that round out this generally soothing set with some genuine Celtic flavor.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
Manhattan Records' release of Celtic Woman is a compilation/collaboration between five unknown vocalists, introduced only by their first names (Chlo�, Lisa, �rla, M�av, and M�ir�ad), who take turns chirping Irish ballads as heard through a dramatic, lush new age filter. Via reverb-heavy and thick keyboard atmospherics, the singers cover contemporary ground, such as Enya's "Orinoco Flow," to traditional melodies like "Danny Boy" and "Ave Maria." While each vocalist brings a separate lovely timbre to the table, each song shares a similar theatrical arrangement and plodding tempo that smoothes over any subtleties that might distinguish track from track, therefore fitting well sonically side by side, but leaving the listener yearning for a bit more dynamic. Overall Celtic Woman is a decent set of well-performed vocal pop, but ultimately more a soothing background soundtrack than anything memorable.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
Label:
Manhattan Records
UPC:
0724386023322
catalogNumber:
60233
Rank:
7547

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celtic Woman   Primary Artist
Andrew Boland   Percussion
Robbie Casserly   Percussion,Bodhran
Eoghan O'Neill   Bass
Ray Fean   Percussion
David Agnew   Oboe
David Downes   Celeste,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Musical Direction,Low Whistle
Moore   Guitar
Alan Smale   Concert Master
Andreja Malir   Harp
Irish Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Méav   Vocals
John Page   Conductor
Órla Fallon   Harp,Vocals
Aontas Choral Group   Choir, Chorus
Rosemary Collier   Choir Director

Technical Credits

Enya   Composer
Roma Ryan   Composer
Andrew Boland   Engineer
Paul Brennan   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Alan Menken   Composer
David Downes   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Music Direction
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Mairead Nesbitt   Arranger
Stephen Schwartz   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tara Leigh Chiari   Marketing
Chiara Ferrau   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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Celtic Woman 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
djryork More than 1 year ago
This CD starts with Chloë singing Walking in the Air. Wow! After hearing her sing, I've recently purchased her concert DVD of the same title - I haven't received it yet, but will put a rating in as soon as I see it. This CD is full of great songs. Enya's "May It Be" from Lord of the Rings is wonderfully sung by Lisa. This is one of my favorite CDs and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have the DVD and I love to watch it. Celtic Woman is amazing. Each of these women have beautiful voices and are gorgeous. I absolutely love Celtic music so this is awesome. I definatley recommend this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These women are very wonderful vocalists. Anyone that enjoys the classic style of music with a modern twist is in for a treat with this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is so beautiful! After a long day at work or a tiring day, just lay down and close your eyes and let the music play its lovely melodies. Celtic Woman is truly magical. This CD is a MUST HAVE for everyone!
missred More than 1 year ago
loved them all since i saw them on pbs there voices were so beautiful like nothing ive ever heard. and the violin player shes so great at it. love them all especially Chloe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best Cd's I've ever bought. The only thing better then this Cd is seeing Celtic Woman perform live. I can't wait for a New Cd to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We watched the PBS special with great expectations of hearing something new and we were not disappointed in the least. Even the angels would be hard pressed to compete with these wonderfully talented women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It isn't a great new breakthrough in music and it doesn't pretend to be. It is some very well done celtic songs done by some singers with very good voices and good musical backup. Just sit back, close your eyes and relax and listen. If you like the celtic sound this is a great album. I liked every song, as one reviewer had said there isn't a lot to distinguish one song from another. For me that was just fine, I love the delivery and it relaxes me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
they`er song are wonderful!The best one of all the songs(even thowgh all the songs are good!)is one world.if you love lord of the rings muice,you would love the Celtic woman!
The_Sarcastic_Texan More than 1 year ago
I, like one of the previous reviewers, stumbled on Celtic Woman while channel surfing. It landed on PBS and I was suddenly hypnotized by the beautiful, mesmorizing sounds of the group. I LOVE them! I feel like being taken to Ireland or someplace far away from Texas when I listen to this. My favorite song on this entire CD is Siuil a Run (Walk My Love). Absolutely stunning. I think it is worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had this CD since last summer & it is one of my very favorites. I love listening to this beautiful music! It is my most listened to CD. Very relaxing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These charming ladies will leave you feeling happy and peaceful. From lively tunes like Si Do Mhaimeo I to almost-lullabys like Harry's Game, from catchy pieces like the Butterfly to the very moving One World and You Raise Me Up, these ladies sing a variety of tunes so as to make their angelic voices suitable for all ages and occasions. If you are looking for beautiful singing and delightful music, Celtic Woman 'takes the cake'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw Celtic Woman on their PBS special by accident while channel surfing for something to watch! I am so glad I did! I got this C.D. for Christmas and I listen to it time and time again. The women of Celtic Woman have a strong vocal presence and soothing voices that will put you at ease. They cover the songs "Sail Away" previously performed by Enya and "You Raise Me Up" made by Josh Groban, Irish Classic "Danny Boy", "Someday" ,"Nella Fantasia" "Walking in the Air" and so many more! Play this when you want to relax, be taken away to another place, or for any occasion!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs of Celtic Woman will be your favorite travel companions! In your car's stereo, or in your portable device while inflight, this beautiful melodies will harmonize your trip. Relax with Send Me a Song or Nella Fantasia, sense the motion with Siúil a Run and The Butterfly, or look at the clouds while inflight with Walking in the Air. I already travelled with these songs, maybe you can be the next!
Nana47 More than 1 year ago
Added 14 of the tracks to my MP3 & laptop. Find this group to be both soothing and almost haunting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is some of the greatest music i have ever heard. I have been to 3 of their concerts and it moves me everytime. their newer songs are even more spectacular.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually bought the DVD and listen/watch it daily. Their version of Orinco Flow is even better than Enya. The last two songs are my favorite. The percussion is heart-pounding, and still sends chills up my spine. I can only imagine how it sounds live and in-concert. My daughters 8 and 9 are also fans and are looking forward to their next tour to Chicago.
Integral-Mandi More than 1 year ago
This album is very nice. But I think A New Journey really captures there essence. This is very good and I love it but I found the other to be more exciting, seemingly more authentic, and created a better experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful to behold and to hear. These lovely ladies are so talented, so gracious and, when they blend their voices... what a Heavenly choir! This CD is a MUST HAVE! I couldn't get to the store fast enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the concert on ETV and was mesmerized by the beauty of these songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the PBS program twice and I am brought to tears each time. Their voices are so pure and angelic that they can leave you breathless and at a loss for words.!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truely a breath of fresh air in todays lack of real vocal talent. I highly recomment this album to anyone who appreciates talent and tasteful music. Very relaxing and refreshing.
jawmar More than 1 year ago
must see in person
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the concert on channel 21 and had to buy the cd. If you like the sound of beautiful music, then you'll love the angelic voices of the celtic women!!