Dori, I believe she meant this one : HERE. Congratulations on your 500th post! We have a new Maestra here! Stephany
Hi Dori, Congratulations on reaching the top of "Mt. 500"! How is the view from up there? I'm WAY down below, at "Hill 100". I cannot see very much from down here, except that I can see the cloud formation way up in the sky, at the top of your mountain! Is it chilly up where you are? There are a lot of sheep down here in the lower pastures. But in about 5 years, I will be where you are. We won't meet however, because by that time, you will be atop Mt. 2,500!!! Careful, because the air will be quite thin where you're going...... i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif
There is a review of the Celtic Woman 'A New Journey' CD in the July/August 2007 issue of HMV Choice. It won't be available online, so I'll type it out.
The Irish vocal and violin show from the musical director of Riverdance adds Hayley Westenra to the lineup.
Words: Helen M Jerome
Celtic Woman sprang from the imagination of Riverdance musical director David Downes back in 2004 and the show hasn't looked back since its PBS TV special became a sensation. The idea was simple: to showcase four female vocal talents and a brilliant violinist, and they're clearly having the time of their lives here.
Downes, who conducts the Irish Film Orchestra and plays a number of the instruments, is the girls' Svengali, even though the assembled talents weren't exactly newcomers. "They are all soloists," he says. "So it's not a band." Previously, the all-Ireland fiddle champion, Máiréad Nesbitt has played with the likes of Van Morrison and the RTE Concert Orchestra - and here accompanies Celtic Woman's newest recruit, Kiwi superstar Hayley Westenra on Lascia Ch'io Pianga. She also pitches in with her own starring role on the instrumental Granuaille's Dance. Westenra takes the lead again on Scarborough Fair and shines in a great quartet arrangement of Over The Rainbow.
Dubliner Lisa Kelly was the lead in the US touring production of Riverdance (she says that Downes has "a knack of putting the right song with the right voice") and here gets to sing The Voice itself, plus Dougie MacLean's fantastic composition Caledonia. Órla Fallon tackles Newgrange and the beautiful, traditional song Carrickfergus, which is somewhat apt as she grew up with Irish music in her grandparents' County Kerry home. After this, she graduated to playing the harp for Pope John Paul II and now boasts that she brought her cool young sisters to one of the shows - and they loved it, proving the music's universal appeal. Similarly, Méav Ni Mhaolchatha, who has released solo albums and headlined the Seoul open-air festival during the 2002 World Cup, is at home with the traditional Dúlaman and Last Rose Of Summer.
As for Chloë Agnew? Well, as the daughter of famed composer David Agnew and Irish entertainer Twink, she couldn't escape her destiny and has been singing since she was six. Here she launches into Vivaldi's Rain and The Prayer. And all of Celtic Woman's voices come together on the evergreen Charles Trenet hit La Mer, also known as Beyond The Sea, and Downes' own compositions Mo Ghile Mear and The Sky And The Dawn And The Sun. As Kelly has remarked, this is very much the sound of Ireland now - and an attractive sound it is too.
Congratulations DORI, to your 500 post. And Yes ,thanks to STEPHANY ,that was the item. Most of the time when i watch on E bay , i use www.ebay.nl this is a dutch version or www.ebay.co.uk, but i think there is a worldwide ebay site. Greetings Joyce.
Here is a review of the Celtic Woman CD from 'The Press' (Christchurch). The reviewer, Patrick Shepherd, is a great admirer of Hayley (see his review of 'Treasure'[/url]) but clearly not of Celtic Woman.
This album confirmed for me that I'm absolutely over the whole Celtic thing. It's way past its shelf-life now, so I find the title A New Journey rather ironic when it serves up yet more versions of old favourites like Scarborough Fair and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Tracks like Newgrange with Enya- esque soupy vocal washes and penny whistles as standard hardly break new ground. Seems every album of this ilk has to feature The Prayer or a clone, and as for the comedian who came up with Vivaldi's Rain, he deserves to be strung up by his thumbs.
Why Hayley Westenra would want to be a part of this outfit beats me, but I daresay the sheer commercialism of the Irish thing makes the bank happy. It should come as no surprise that they went down well in the United States.
I was very excited for Hayley to see a commercial on the Fox News Channel during The O’Reilly Factor for Celtic Woman - A New Journey. The commercial had several examples of Hayley singing and mentioned her by name. Very nice exposure to the US market!!!
For those who do not know The Fox News Channel and especially The O’Reilly Factor completely dominates the cable news market in the US and easily beats out CNN in ratings. Sometimes The Fox News Channel will beat all cable news channels combined to give an idea of the exposure Hayley received. Way to go Hayley!!
Hello Everyone! Glad to be on board. First off I'd like to say I was lucky enough to see Celtic Woman back in May and oh my lanta is was fantastic. The best thing about was that Hayley was with them for that concert, which was a big reason why I went, but boy was she beautiful, and her sweet angelic voice just melted me in my seat. It sure was a night to remember
I also saw that commercial for Celtic Woman while watching the O'Rielly Factor, which is a great show by the way, but anyway, its great to see Hayley getting a little publicity over here in the US