I've always thought there were more bagpipe bands in New Zealand than Scotland, which is why this DVD will appeal to so many Kiwis. That, and the fact that kiwi songstress Hayley Westenra makes more than one appearance in this hauntingly beautiful performance
[/color] filmed at Slane Castle last August.
The wee lasses who make up the ensemble, with Westenra, are Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Mairead Nesbitt and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, who all have stunningly beautiful classical voices which are somehow amplified by the gloriously lit castle.
They handle the likes of Enya's Orinoco Flow, Simon and Garfunkle's Scarborough Fair and Jack Lawrence's Beyond the Sea with a measured clarity that has the audience enchanted. [/size][/quote] Stephany