Thanks for the update. Do you think CW had anything to do with Hayley's greater achievements, or is it just down to her? Also, why do you think Chloe is the only one to achieve anything from the rest of the group?
I only ask because, for me, she was the least appealing.
Best wishes Grant
I must admit first that I agree with you ...
This being said, I suspect that her youth (she was about 15 when CW started) probably had a gentle effect that the others did not enjoy. This is of course the basest speculation on my part as my interest in Celtic Woman began (and almost ends) with Hayley's involvement therein.....
As a Hayley fan, I am disappointed that she isnt more popular here. But having said this, there was a considerable effort made in the US for Pure and later (her involvement with CW itself also being a part of that), which did and does likely have some effect, albeit a limited one. Her profile here is pretty marginal for the effort extended, but it is still notably higher than the other individual members at this point.
Nothing in life is perfect - and I thank God for that. When we say that something is perfect we are also saying that there can be no growth because any change must be for the worse. In the end, it is our errors which declare and affirm our humanity.
Hmm... Didn't know where to put this, but as for the title, it seems a rather general thread for Celtic Woamn, I think I'll say it here.
After sme research found out some very interesting facts. It seems as David Downes' career as arrenger, composer and director is quite older than Celtic Woman (which actually surpriised me, he seems so young there) and that some of his arrangements and original songs in Celtic Woman, like Send me a song, The soft goodbye or Mo Ghile Mear (this last one, is his arrangement) weren't done originally for CW. Actually, his career goes back to the end of the 90s. In that times, interestingly, he had an association with David Agnew, father of Chloë, who appears playing the oboe in both the first Celtic Woman DVD and Chloë's solo DVD. Even more, David Downes and David Agnew had collaborated before with Méav, the second one even producing her self-titled solo album in 1999. Quite interesting facts that proves that CW wasn't build in one day.