Mar 19, 2014
Celtic Woman Celebrates #1 World Music Album EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS
March 17, 2014 - Celtic Woman's EMERALD: MUSICAL GEMS has just debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts, marking their 8th record to debut at the #1 spot and continues to hold the #1 slot for two consecutive weeks. The group's nine CDs and eight DVDs have become 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.
Watch Celtic Woman's recent TODAY Show performance showcasing a medley of songs from the new album HERE.
Celtic Woman is currently on its North American Emerald concert tour with nearly 90 performances in 75 cities bringing the audience to their feet every night with standing ovations. Tune-in to your local PBS TV station to watch the Emerald: Musical Gems PBS special and pledge support during the March drive!
Watch the stunning trailer for Celtic Woman's Emerald Tour HERE.
The Emerald: Musical Gems CD/DVD (Manhattan Records), spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorites including the enchanting “Caladonia” and the ever-haunting “Danny Boy”. Also featured are new interpretations of Celtic Woman’s inspiring performances of the beloved “Amazing Grace” and “You Raise Me Up”. Check out a live video for “Mo Ghile Mear” here">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcCVjiKfDk8">here
Named Celtic Woman in order to represent the essence of a Celtic female performer, the group’s 2014 tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women – vocalists Susan McFadden, Lynn Hilary and newest member Mairéad Carlin along with Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. The lineup of performers has rotated since the group began, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has never changed.
The companion DVD, EMERALD: Musical Gems - Live in Concert, was filmed on the doorstep of the University of Notre Dame where it dazzled the family-friendly audience with sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with the talents of a group of world-class musicians. Joining the women on stage are The Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and two championship Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes, former music director for Irish stage show Riverdance.