In the years since its 2005 debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable multimedia presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group’s albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers, and its concert tours continue to touch the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe.
Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable 13-year-legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.
Celtic Woman’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland’s history while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The group’s repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals. The lineup of performers has evolved in the years since the group’s inception, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has remained consistent, showcasing the members’ individual and collaborative talents.
Celtic Woman’s last album, Homecoming – Live in Ireland is a live CD and DVD, recorded in Dublin, Ireland which debuted at #2 on the Billboards World Album chart and was broadcast on PBS stations nationwide in December 2017 to great acclaim.
Available in digital and CD formats as well as a special Target exclusive CD featuring two bonus tracks, Homecoming – Live in Ireland features songs that span Celtic Woman’s career.
Their previous release, Voices of Angels (Manhattan/Caroline) debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart in November 2016, making it the group’s 12th consecutive #1. The album, which also debuted in the top slot of Billboard‘s Classical Albums chart, contains some of the most popular songs from Celtic Woman’s live shows, along with several previously unrecorded tracks, all with stunning new orchestral arrangements recorded with the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland. Celtic Woman’s other 2016 release, Destiny, was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best World Music Album, marking the group’s first-ever Grammy nomination.
Celtic Woman comprises four young Irish women: Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, gifted violinist Tara McNeill and the group’s newest member Megan Walsh – whose performing skills bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments, including bodhran, tin whistle, bouzouki and Uilleann pipes.
Celtic Woman has sold over ten million CDs and DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. Named Billboard‘s #1 World Music Artist of the Year six times, each of its 11 studio CDs have debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s World Album chart. Celtic Woman has also scored two Top 10 debuts on Billboard‘s influential album chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard‘s Top Video chart, as well as achieving platinum-level sales in nine countries.
Celtic Woman continues to perform its sonically and visually stunning concerts in front of capacity crowds around the world, having racked up cumulative ticket sales of over four million and performing for adoring crowds in 23 countries on six continents.
Their upcoming brand new studio album, Ancient Land – their first new studio album of brand new songs since the Grammy-nominated Destiny – was recorded in the famous Real World Studios in the UK, and is set for release in the fall of 2018.
To coincide with this, Celtic Woman returned home to Ireland to stage and film a spectacular live show in the grounds of the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, which was recorded for PBS, as well as a DVD release for early 2019.
Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Ancient Land perfectly captures this chapter of their extraordinary musical journey.
Artists’ website: www.celticwoman.com
‘Going Home’ – live and official: