Back in spring of 2005, I was watching the tv guide channel scrolling through various shows, trying to find something to watch while I had dinner. I then saw something called Celtic Woman
& thought, "Hmm...Celtic eh? I'll take a look then." My family has a strong Celtic heritage, so I'm often drawn to anything having to do with Irish & Scottish culture/art/music. I was not disappointed. I saw a group of ladies singing with the most beautiful voices you ever heard, with the most haunting, mesmerizing music ever made. It was in that moment I fell in love with their music, and I've been hooked ever since. Many, many
other people around the world love Celtic Woman as well. Their first album topped the world charts for 68 weeks!!!
Can you believe that?! That's almost a year and a half! It just comes to show you how popular they are.
The band consists of several [mostly] Irish women (membership changes a lot, apparently), & a lovely violin-player who likes to dance around the stage, fiddling away. (She's like a little fairy
). Often there's tap-dancing involved, & they even included Scottish reels in one of their more recent songs. The ladies shown here are based on their most recent concert tour & album called Celtic Woman: Believe
. Going from left to right, we have Máiréad, the only one who doesn't
sing--she lets the violin do it for her; Lisa Lambe, their most recent member (& the first redhead I've seen in the group); Lisa Kelly, (Lisa seems to be a popular name for women in Ireland), & Chloë Agnew, the heart & soul of Celtic Woman
. Based on the interviews I've seen, it was Chloë's family that started the group. She came from a village in Ireland where everybody
sang. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Chloë has Perfect Pitch. The 3 regular women I see in all of the concerts are Chloë, Lisa Kelly, & Máiréad. Any other members they get don't last very long, or often have to stand in for each other, should 1 or the other not be able to make it to a concert. The group has ranged from 4-6 women at any one time.
Typically Celtic Woman
will sing classical Irish, Scottish, & English songs, in addition to Latin, a few religious songs, and even famous songs from well-known movies. They'll even sing in Gaelic and a Capella from time to time. I've actually learned several of their songs & can sing them myself. I always have 1 or 2 favorite songs in each of their albums
. You can catch many of their concert songs on YouTube.
The picture looks sort of unfinished because I used the Princess Beta-Test on Doll Divine www.dolldivine.com/princess-be…
to make it. This was the best I could come up with for now.