Haha it was a tough choice :/ I loved a lot of the songs (esp. those with Hayley in it - so I may be slightly biased haha) I chose Mo Ghile Mear (I'm slightly surprised no one else chose it haha) because it's the first song from this tour I heard (got me to watch the rest), and I love the way Hayley walks out alone after everyone else and how her voice shines out when she joins in in the second verse Not to mention, it's a great song!!
You are water on a hot summer day
for a thirsty daughter, finding her way.
I could've chosen the Hayley songs, but a lot of people did already. And although Hayley is my favorite singer, I decided to choose one by my 2nd favorite, Orla, called Carrickfergus. It's a beautiful song. I used to think this song was a lot like The Water is Wide, so I didn't pay much attention to it at first, especially since Hayley wasn't singing. But after listening to it more closely, I realized it's quite a bit different, and a lot more emotional. I wish Orla would come back to Celtic Woman, because I miss her songs with the harp. I'd love to see her in concert sometime, too.
We never hear of CW over here of course. I had to track them down when I heard that Hayley, who I first heard live aged 16, was involved. I'm glad I did. Celtic artists rarely get to perform in England. But I once got to see Anuna here, and they were incredible! Some Anuna members later joined CW of course.
Oh, yes, Anuna are lovely, and I can have more hopes of seeing them someday live than seeing CW. But, then again, Anuna are much more classical, actually, they have the sound and technique of a true classical ensamble specialised in ancient music. I don't think they would fit into Classical Crossover, don't you think so, Nicola? XD
The whole DVD is just incredibly awesome! I picked "The Last Rose Of Summer". Of all the wonderful CW duets(and they have all been good) this is my absolute fav. As some of you have already guessed, I am a big Meav fan too. As I stated somewhere else, Hayley and Meav made quite a "DREAM Team".
After much internal conflict, I finally settled on "Over the Rainbow." The sheer beauty of all their voices simply shines through, with the absence of unnecessary instrumental backing. Nothing to distract or detract, just plain, simple beauty. And even though their voices all blend perfectly, I'm still able to easily pick out Hayley. But if I had a choice #2, it would definitely be "Last Rose."
It was a three-way tie between "Newgrange", "Dulaman", and "Scarborough Fair" but I had to go with "Dulaman"... Honestly that had to have been the toughest time I've ever had on one of these polls!! And you can only choose one?!?!