Golden Summer for Celtic Woman

Left to Right: Celtic Woman's Orla Fallon and Lisa Kelly with musical director David Downes; Ian Ralfini, senior vice president Manhattan Records; Sharon Browne, managing director Celtic Collections, Dave Kavanagh, CEO Celtic Collections; Chloe Agnew, Mairead Nesbitt, and Deirdre Shannon of Celtic Woman.

Declan O'Kelly, Contibutor
October / November 2005

Celtic Woman’s eponymously titled album went gold on this side of the Atlantic in early August. The quintet of lovely Irish girls with glorious voices, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Maev Ní Mhaolchatha, Orla Fallon and Mairead Nesbitt, were presented with a gold plaque for DVD Sales in Seattle recently just before the end of their sold-out U.S. summer tour.

With burgeoning sales proving that demand for Celtic music has far from abated, this offering explores several musical styles. From “Danny Boy” to “Ave Maria” Celtic Woman has put its own stamp on classic tunes. The album also includes Enya’s “Orinoco Flow,” an interpretation of Ennio Morricone’s “Nella Fantasia” from the 1986 movie The Mission, and a version of “Someday” from the Disney movie, Hunchback of Notre Dame ♦

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