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Postcards from Ireland / Re: Your favourite songs
« Last post by rfcw on December 01, 2021, 02:09:01 PM »
1.Beeswings
2.The Lakes of Pontchartrai
3.May it Be

Yes as much as I love May it Be with Susan I think I would loved it as #1 if it was 3-part harmony but with Mairead alongside doing her soar!
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calendar / 2021-12-18 - Deirdre Shannon: Hark! A Kells Christmas Carol
« Last post by CWazyTom on November 30, 2021, 09:49:45 PM »
Hark! A Kells Christmas Carol
Kells THeatre (St. Vincent De Paul Hall)
Kells, Co. Meath
Ireland

Saturday December 18th

Deirdre is one of the performers in the show.
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Now that's a monster right there, which means Meav will have to be in it I'm joking. Lol Now perhaps spread out in that greenery location in the distance.
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Celtic Woman / Re: My idea for another Christmas album
« Last post by ShiningBright on November 30, 2021, 04:40:14 PM »
I also have ideas for a special! Like Postcards, filmed on different locations, however in a simpler style: only a few locations for several songs, like one or two churches or chapels and a few outdoor locations, ideally a forest or wood, to suit the respective songs.

There wouldn't be official acts or parts, but it would be vaguely changed in three thirds, with the last third being only group songs with a specific set of dresses.

For the largest part of the special, in all group songs the girls would be wearing purple dresses, except Tara's would be a lighter shade of rose, to match the four candles in an Advent wreath. (I chose Tara for the Gaudete Sunday colour, because she is the slightly different one as the instrumentalist, and also she is the tallest.) The dresses would match in colour, but be slightly different styles for each girl, with delicate golden and silver decorations at the top. For solos and duets, each girl would wear a different unique dress with matching accessoires: dark green with a partly silver top for Muirgen, and with a sort of mistletoe-like wreath for her hair; a simple white dress with a green and golden cape for Megan; a golden dress with a dark blue ribbon belt and long gloves for Chloe; and a silver dress with red details and holly decorations on the belt and in her hair for Tara. The mistletoe and holly wouldn't have to be real, of course. Then, for the last part, they would all wear the same plain and longsleeved dress in bright Christmas-like red, with simple white and golden ribbon belts around their waists. That last part would also be filmed all in the same location, like a chapel or something.

Choir and orchestra wouldn't be invisible, but actually filmed playing and singing, if the location doesn't allow it, then somewhere nearby so that one can see that it's technically in one place – just as the Postcards special shows all sorts of different parts of the filming locations.
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calendar / 2021-12-05 - Orla (Carlow, Ireland)
« Last post by CWazyTom on November 30, 2021, 02:06:08 PM »
Orla Fallon - Carlow Live & Local
December 5, 2021
7:30 PM Irish time

My understanding is tickets are free.

Online in-theatre as far as I know (no online tickets).
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Postcards from Ireland / Re: Postcards from Ireland: People of Interest
« Last post by Granuaile on November 30, 2021, 09:57:57 AM »
Andy Reilly, former percussionist for Celtic Woman between 2011 and 2015 replaced by our dear Caitriona Frost, appears on the PBS Special.
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Celtic Woman / Re: My idea for another Christmas album
« Last post by ShiningBright on November 30, 2021, 07:09:01 AM »
Those are also very good choices! Polish music is underrated anyway, and yet very suitable for Irish musicians – a seemingly complicated but gorgeous language from a very Catholic country.

I realized that most of these songs are also Advent songs, so it would be very much appropriate to listen before Christmas. Only Hodie Christus Natus Est is very plainly a carol for Christmas Day itself. Obviously.
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Postcards from Ireland / Re: The dresses
« Last post by GG on November 30, 2021, 06:03:02 AM »
If I had to guess they might have special ones for the tour. As for the the red ones and beeswings ones will the same. Since it will represent with the scenery so well it's possible the director wants them to be as organic as the special. With up to 4 dress changes this will be the question and what will most effect is time in a solo needed for them to change. You can bet your dollar it will be tour versions otherwise they'll trip with the dress bottoms hanging.
I would assume the set of green dresses could make up one act, and the red dresses the other. Should there be a céilí song, I would see Tara remaining in her green dress, but the other three in the pastel-coloured dresses which appeared during The Galway Shawl in the special  :)
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Postcards from Ireland / Re: Postcards from Ireland PBS Special Review ***SPOILERS***
« Last post by rfcw on November 30, 2021, 05:58:58 AM »
If to know I thought this would be epic and it is beautiful and gorgeous as all the specials and I would say so beautiful on the girls that it reminded me of The Divinas in a bit except on that special you got both a live performance on location and seeing the girls wonder the location grounds. I think the songs brings the story to life and the biggest change would be hearing the fan favorites in location backdrop I mean c'mon Danny Boy!

At the end though it's very meditating but what it doesn't have is the epic wow factor of Song's from the Heart or can't believe it of Ancient Land. Celtic Woman has always been both beautiful and grand. Could it be that the lack of harmony in songs sure but also the standing still while singing really brought the girls back to the beginning when they did this. Wild Mountain Thyme was fine but Amazing Grace without any entrances to Chloe and Susan with Megan on their turns made it less alive. Amazing Grace can be a serious song but apart on stage on a scenic landscape it's a place to move but is it because of the postcards theme? To me what would been Epic is if they danced to follow me on a seaside cliff ;D with the men plenty of space not to fall though!

I'm saying this because I don't think the previous music directors wanted a singer to be shown there standing in silence for a long time. Even on the BBC Amazing Grace they only showed Mairead when it was her turn.
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Postcards from Ireland / Re: The dresses
« Last post by rfcw on November 30, 2021, 05:41:38 AM »
If I had to guess they might have special ones for the tour. As for the the red ones and beeswings ones will the same. Since it will represent with the scenery so well it's possible the director wants them to be as organic as the special. With up to 4 dress changes this will be the question and what will most effect is time in a solo needed for them to change. You can bet your dollar it will be tour versions otherwise they'll trip with the dress bottoms hanging.
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