Jan 30, 2014

BILLBOARD’S #1 WORLD ARTIST, CELTIC WOMAN, LAUNCHES 75 DATE NORTH AMERICAN CONCERT TOUR FEBRUARY 14

January 29, 2014 – New York, NY Global music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2014 with its newest show, The Emerald Tour, in support of the simultaneous new album and DVD releases, both titled EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS. The all-female ensemble kicks off the tour on February 14th in Nashville with performances lined up in 75 cities thru mid-June. For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.CelticWoman.com

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Celtic Woman’s elaborate new show spotlights reimagined performances of fan favorites from the group’s treasure chest of Celtic songs. A celebration of the Emerald Isles’ rich musical heritage, The Emerald Tour features songs from the EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS CD/DVD, including the uplifting “Mo Ghile Mear” and “Dulaman,” the enchanting “She Moves Thru the Fair” and “Caladonia” and the ever-haunting “Danny Boy” and “The Voice.”  Also featured are new interpretations of the beloved “Amazing Grace” and “You Raise Me Up.”  

 

During The Emerald Tour, Celtic Woman’s angelic voices and violin virtuosity will be joined by world class musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes, former music director for Irish stage show Riverdance.

 

"Creating the new show allowed me the opportunity to revisit and re-imagine some of our most popular Irish songs, as well as writing some exciting new material for the show,” said Downes.  “With all-new performances of these great songs—Emerald has created a whole new experience for both our longstanding fans, and for those who have just discovered our music. This is a Celtic Woman experience that will soothe the soul and have you dancing in the aisles!” 

 

Celtic Woman’s new studio album EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS and companion DVD, EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS - Live in Concert will be available in stores February 25 through Manhattan Records. The DVD was filmed in South Bend, Indiana and showcases the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms. It will begin airing in March on Public Television as part of the spring pledge drive. Watch the PBS trailer HERE.

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Since its inception in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a loyal international fan base, who've embraced Celtic Woman's hugely successful public television specials. 

 

Their eight CDs and seven DVDs are multi-platinum best-sellers, making Celtic Woman the only all-female group to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover/world music genres over the past decade. Recently named Billboard Magazine's #1 World Albums Artist of the Year for the fifth time, the multitalented ensemble has sold more than eight million copies of its releases, all of which have debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart.  The group, whose line up has changed through the years, has performed for three U.S. Presidents and made high-profile appearances on Dancing with the Stars and the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. As a live act, Celtic Woman continues to sell out concert halls around the world, having performed for nearly three million fans.

 

Preorder Links:

Amazon – Deluxe CD/DVD http://smarturl.it/CWE_AmzDLX

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Target – Exclusive CD with 3 Bonus Tracks http://smarturl.it/CWE_TargetXCL

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