I tend to agree Libby. I think Treasure must have been done before she joined CW. And Hayley has always said that the Celtic influence came from her family background and that was what the album celebrated. The dates tend to indicate that too.
Hayley joined CW in August 2006 and was with them well into 2007. Treasure was released in the UK in February 2007. So it seems unlikely that Treasure was recorded after she got involved with CW. I suppose it is just about possible that she fitted in the recording sessions between touring, she was alternating one month and one month off with Meav as I recall, but it seems much more likely to me that it was recorded before she was involved with CW.
In fact it may well be that her interest in CW was sparked by her research into Celtic music that she did while creating Treasure, rather than the other way around.
No, I don't think so Simba. Libby was stating that she didn't think the album Treasure/Celtic Treasure was influenced by her work with CW and I agreed with her. The "other way round" is again speculation on my part. It would seem to me that with her own Celtic album about to be released, being associated with CW would help to promote it. I think that probably did happen in the USA at least where many of Hayley's fans first heard of her as part of CW.
Mhmm, yes that is true, but isn't it coincidental that she toured with Celtic Woman at the time of Treasure's release?
Perhaps I misinterpreted this statement of yours; I too, didn't quite get the connection between what you said and what I said before that. It was hard to understand what your point was. But then, I often find that it's easy to misinterpret your posts.
Funny, because you're probably the only one who's almost always misinterpreted my posts XD, not only in HWI, but wherever I've posted, I've always made sure the point gets across. Haha, no worries, anyway you said
Her time with CW may have been 8 years ago, but so was her last true "Hayley" album, as far as I'm concerned
I agreed, and also stated that, coincidentally both of those happened at the same time, and hinted that it could have been that way this time as well. As in, she doesn't have to let go of one to do the other, the way you made it seem. Get it? XD
And....looks like they've revived Scarborough fair :/ Lynn Hilary sings it now, www.youtube.com/watch?v=P54zo0aa3kg. It's Hayley's song! Even if she does do a good job, I was quite happy that Scarborough fair wasn't touched since Hayley....
Mhmmm, but while we are at it, do you think you'll be going for any of their 10th anniversary concerts? I recall you really like Meav...Oh and have you ever been to a Celtic woman concert ?
Yes, I have. One was the Greatest Hits tour. The next one was after Songs of the Heart came out, I think. Yeah, the last time was May 2010, and I think that DVD came out that Jan.? Both times there were Alex & Lynn. I also saw Orla Fallon during her solo tour in 2011, for her 2nd solo album. Orla was one I really liked, and I loved Meav's Gaelic songs, too. I have my doubts that Lisa Lambe is better at it, but then I haven't listened. There are some who think Jackie's Dark Waltz is better than Hayley's , so you just never know.
That's wonderful, if ever I get to see them perform, I'd really want Lisa Lambe (and Chloe too) part of the ensemble. By Gaelic songs if you mean Dulaman, then you should really listen to Lisa Lambe, if you haven't already www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rpAAAX_OA, Her perfect singing with her bright expressions make it the best version for me. But ofcourse there are some who like the more subtle version by Meav which is excellent.
Jackie Evancho, I know she's young, but I can't stand her. Katherine Jenkins, Jackie all fall in the same bucket of "Fake opera" singers, Wanna sing opera? Go get properly trained and then sing classical. It sounds so forced and artificial....Atleast Hayley knows her limitations, she never calls herself an opera singer, and sings those songs her way (which is what I like too), and I've recently realized that maybe that is why she's moving away from classical too.
Yes, I think her voice is less-suited to certain classical songs these days, and probably why you sometimes seem dissatisfied with how she sounds more pop than classical. But I love her "new" voice, and I can't wait to hear the result on her next album.
I've only heard Lisa Lambe on the Believe DVD. Also, I saw her and the other ladies' performance on that one soap opera. The Parting Glass. That was lovely.
Now that I think about it, I think it was actually Orla's 3rd solo album, My Land. Her voice was disappointingly nasally. In Isle of Innisfree, though, she sounded more like her "old" self.
Ooh, Parting glass that was amazing! But if you want to listen to Lisa Lambe, she's got some really wonderful solos, Black is the color www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIDgUQiu-8 and she sings the best version of "I'll be home for Christmas" too, than anyone has ever sung. I don't know who's luckier that these girls get to sing such wonderful arrangements from David Downes or that he gets to work with such amazing talent, and see his work come to life!
Orlagh, really nice timbre, she added some nice alto depth to the group, but in my opinion, she's probably the weakest in terms of vocal ability, haven't heard her sing when she was younger though, I've heard her only from the New Journey live album. But a nice round, warm voice nevertheless I love her Carrickfergus and Harp playing.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXssQvtdtWg Is that the performance you are referring to? That's "Think of me" from the Phantom of the opera, pretty much opera, and it was only less than a decent performance. Anyway you're right, should get back on topic haha.