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Chloe Agnew / Like An Angel (Lyrics)
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:12:47 AM »
Here are the lyrics as far as I can tell, as determined by listening to the song.

Note: the lyrics and song are original works by Joshua Spacht.


He holds her close to him, sunset in their eyes.
Final embers of light. Running out of time.
The sky begins to dance, putting on a show
As twilight lingers in the valley below.

So they linger and he whispers...

"In my eyes, you look like an angel
Could it be I've seen a glimpse of heaven
Come the night, come shadows and darkness,
'Cause I'll be by the side of an angel."

She holds his face in her hands
(whispers in his ear)
"How I've loved you throughout
The passing of each year
The days grow shorter I know,
So I take every chance.
To always linger when you ask me to dance."

So they linger and she whispers...

"In my eyes, you look like an angel
And I know you are a gift from heaven
Through this life, I won't fear the darkness
'Cause I'll be by the side of an angel."

Oh!!!

He reaches for her hand
Twilight in her eyes
Final embers of life. Running out of time.
And though she can't rise to dance,
He hums her favourite song,
And slowly sways until the last light is gone

And he lingers, yes he lingers,
Oh, he lingers, and he whispers...

"In my eyes, you look like an angel
Could it be I've seen a glimpse of heaven
Come the night. come shadows and darkness,
I'll be by the side of an angel."

Ohh!!!

(You are my angel)

<La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la-la>
<La la la la la la la la la la la la la la>

He holds her close to him...



Additional Notes:

I'm not sure about the words in angle brackets < >

At the end I'm not sure if she's humming "la" or "na."

Punctuation and line breaks are probably pretty messed up as I'm not used to writing lyrics.

Any corrections while we wait for something more official, please let me know. Please just reply without quoting the post with the lyrics. That way they can just stay in one place and can edit the 'master copy' as necessary instead of having a dozen quotes floating around the forum with partially correct lyrics. Thanks.

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Chloe Agnew / The Thing About You (Chloë's new EP)
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:08:25 AM »
Chloë release 2 albums prior to her time in Celtic Woman:
- Chloë (2002)
- Walking In The Air (2004)

Since she moved on from Celtic Woman, she released an EP called Heartstrings (2016), which was (and still is) available at Chloë's tour shows and through some of her online concerts.

Chloë has taken her time, patiently experimenting with different styles and sounds. She wanted to find something she could be proud of, while remaining true to herself.


Record Label

On July 18, 2017, Chloë announced (excitedly) that she had signed with a record label and was working on a new album:
https://www.facebook.com/ChloeAgnew/videos/1790823137599551/

Her new label is called:

    Spachtula Music Group



Like An Angel

In 2017, Chloë released a single called Like An Angel.

- Written and produced by Joshua Spacht.
- Additional production and mix by Chris Bevins.
- Vocal production and engineering by Scott Frankfurt.
- Mastered at Georgetown Masters.
- Orchestrated by Joshua Spacht and Thomas Grassi.
- Orchestra recorded at Ocean Way, Nashville (conducted by Joshua Spacht).

Here is Chloë's release of the single Like An Angel:
https://open.spotify.com/track/7kP3OHFLiUJfeI6d1Oi1cY




For those interested, here's Joshua Spacht's original recording, before Chloë was involved:
https://soundcloud.com/joshuaspacht/like-an-angel


It does sound REALLY good with him singing it too, but Chloë's voice adds a whole new dimension of special. Chloë says he wrote the song with someone like her in mind.


Status

In 2017, she finished recording songs for her new EP. I believe it's 5 or 6 tracks, including Like An Angel.

Chloë is just going through the process of tweaking the masters. The EP will most likely release this year (2018).

The wait has been a long one, but I know the wait will be worth it. She is a very special performer.  <3

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Hayley Westenra / Hayley's New Album?
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:24:34 AM »
Hayley's most recent international studio album was Hushabye (2013).

However, Hayley has been dropping hints on social media for quite a while that she's working on new material. She's recently been spending quite a bit of time in LA, including time there in recording studios.

It's believed that she's working on new songs, but it's not known how far along she is in that process or when the music might get released.

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Voices of Angels / My first Celtic Woman Meet and Greet
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:07:32 PM »
--- Adapted from original post on April 21, 2017.  I did some editing and added some notes, so feel free to re-read here if you read my post on the other forums. ---

I have been dreaming of meeting Celtic Woman for years!

On April 19th, 2017, in Erie, PA, my dream finally came true!

Prior to that M+G the only former CW I had met were:
- Chloe (August 2016, Shelbyville, Indiana)
- Mairead Nesbitt (April 11, 2017, Shea's PAC in Buffalo as part of Rocktopia tour)

We were taken to a meeting room. The girls were a few minutes later than expected, so the staff were looking around for the girls before the M+G. The girls ended up pulling up at the side of the road in a car. We could see them get out of the car through the externally facing window of the meeting room. They rushed in to the building because it was drizzling. There had been sudden downpours most of the day, but it was just a drizzle as they came in.

The girls recognized me and I smiled excitedly and waved.

There were 12 of us at the M+G. There was a large table in the middle of the room and we were gathered around. The girls  were lined up against one of the walls. There were pictures on the wall behind the girls, but it didn't look too unseemly. The lighting through the window made it a bit difficult to decide whether or not to use a flash. It turned out well enough without it, I suppose.

They decided to start the line at the end of the table opposite me, so I was second last in line. Note: That was probably a good position to be in. It allows one to try take a tiny bit more with the girls time without holding up the rest of the line.

I was really excited and a bit nervous waiting in line. That was to be expected I suppose before the moment I had been dreaming of for so long.

With a couple of people until my turn, I waved over Sett and the PBS rep and told them how to use my camera and gave them the cards I had made for the girls. The cards had pictures of the girls on the front. I painstakingly searched Google for weeks for the perfect picture for each of the girls (for Tara, I picked a picture from her first concert with Celtic Woman, on stage with 3 other girls and having a great time). Inside each card, I had a picture of a really picturesque place in Canada that was important to me for one reason or another, which I explained in the card. Each girl got a different picture and story that tied back to how much their music meant to me. I wrote that no place in the world I've ever been was as beautiful as the way they sound. I wrote that I could never give them anything to properly thank them for all they've done for me, so instead I donated to their respective charities (a significant amount) because I knew that would mean as much to them as their music means to me. <3

I had rehearsed a few times leading up to the M+G. During 'rehearsal' I usually ended up tearing up or just sobbing with happiness. The actual M+G was slightly different than I had visualized, but not far off.

When it was my turn, I sort of giddily made my way over to Sue the same way I did when I met Chloe and was totally overwhelmed. The girls smiled and giggled a bit. I hugged Sue and told her I loved the way she sang, that she was a joy to watch, and that I felt every note. She seemed appreciative.

Next was Mairead Carlin. I wasn't crying but I was so close to it they could tell I was emotional. Mairead asked me if everything was OK. It took me a moment to speak because I thought that was so sweet of her. I told her she had epic range and power. I meant to say that she was breathtaking. I ended up getting overwhelmed when I looked into her eyes and just said she was incredible instead. It achieved the intent, I suppose. She commented on the forum buttons I was wearing (thanks Glen) and noted that they were new. I really couldn't speak much for a bit because I was so shy and excited, so I just smiled at her for a bit.

I'm not sure what was going through the head of the tour manager, but I suppose he's seen it all before.

Next was Tara. The moment she smiled at me I forgot everything I was going to say. I hugged her right away. There was about 10 seconds of awkward silence before I could gather my thoughts. I managed fragments of what I wanted to say to her. Something to the effect of "you're amazing and nothing makes me happier than when I see you perform." She said I had been really sweet to her and she really appreciated all my support to her from the moment she joined Celtic Woman. Overwhelmed by her kindness and my joy and finally meeting her, I hugged her a second time.

Last was Eabha. I was still a bit extra-emotional from Tara. I'm not the best at reading people, but it seemed like Eabha was thinking "uh...I've got to follow that?" I got out parts of what I wanted to say. I said her voice was unique (I meant to add enchanting and that there was nothing else like it, but I think I just said she was incredible, about the only word that wasn't eluding me that day, it seemed). I added that Sean N'Os couldn't ask for a better ambassador than her. The girls all though that was sweet and all said "awww" in a very adorable way. I hugged Eabha.

I got 2 pictures with the girls. One was blurry because my camera is terrible. The other was a bit darker than the test pic I took just before my turn in line, but it was good anyways and I was able to brighten the photo in an editor without too much difficulty.

I thanked the girls and smiled at them before walking off. As the girls left back to the car outside, Sett said he would give the girls my cards (and he did).

I probably had 2-3 minutes with the girls. My perception of time was a bit impaired with excitement, but it was definitely longer than the 30 seconds I was expecting. I suspect I wouldn't have had as much time had I been earlier in the line or had there been more people at the M+G.

I'll never forget the night I finally met those girls that have meant so much to me.

In about three weeks, almost a year after I met them for the first time, I finally get to meet them again. Hopefully I'll be able to communicate a bit more effectively this time, but considering almost all my Meet and Greets so far have been an exhibition of crippling shyness, awkwardness, and overwhelming joy, I expect this Meet and Greet to unfold in a similar way. I'm just looking forward to seeing the girls again and showing them, even if I haven't the words to express it, how much I appreciate everything they do. <3

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Tonight, I watched the Celtic Thunder X PBS special, partly because the group is Sharon Browne's baby and partly because some of the other people on the forums are fans.

Mini-Review

I thought it was good. Their style and song choices are less up my alley than Celtic Woman. Just not my cup of Barry's Tea (#ShamelessPlug). I preferred their previous special, Legacy, to this one, but they did do some songs I really enjoyed. From the Ground Up and May the Road Rise to Meet You were good harmony numbers.

I'm not a huge fan of what they did with The Voice, but I'll give them credit for trying to do it differently. I'm sure their version of Streets of London sounds fine ... unless you've hear Mairead Carlin sing it, because once you've heard it from her, nothing else compares.

I really like their fiddler, Nicole Hudson. She's of course very talented. She doesn't move around as often as the Celtic Woman fiddlers, but she always looks like she's having a great time and when I see her smiling off the left of the screen, I smile too.  :D  By extension, The Devil Went Down to Georgia and the band instrumental before the finale were among my favourite moments of the show.

My favourite moment was the finale, Ireland's Call. They always do a fantastic job with that song. Lots of fun and great harmony!



Pledge Breaks

One of the same hosts that does the Celtic Woman pledge breaks was doing this one. She's alright. I wouldn't call it highly inspired promotional work, but I suppose it was adequate. She pronounced their names correctly. I guess O'Dwyer is easier to pronounce than "Tara" or "Woman?" I dunno... It wasn't quite at the same level as the person doing the pledge breaks for The Bloody Irish. THAT was impressive work.

They had Ryan Kelly and Michael O'Dwyer in the studio this time ( they didn't have Celtic Woman in the studio during the Homecoming airing :'( ). Michael I think was a bit nervous. Ryan was pretty cool.


The Road Ahead

Celtic Thunder apparently has a tour show within half an hour of me this fall. It's super-convenient location-wise, but...

... It looks like I'll be going to a LOT of shows in the second half of the year (possibly 10 in the span of 4 months). If I have to choose between seeing Celtic Thunder, Chloë, Amy Rivard, CaraNua, Lisa Lambe, Lisa Kelly, Mairead Nesbitt, Orla, or Chloe Lowery, those boys are definitely getting the short end of that stick. I think I'll leave it until the last minute and try to get a nosebleed seat depending on what happens with the other shows.


Overall

Overall, the show was entertaining. Their performances get my head bobbing and toes tapping. I've got nothing against Celtic Thunder, my heart will forever and always belong to Celtic Woman. <3

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Other Musicians / The Ukeladies
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:56:18 PM »
The Ukeladies (Mary Bee, Kate Steinway, and Dani W Carter) are 3 musicians currently based in LA. They used to be called "Mary, Kate, No Ashley." That was cute, but somehow The Ukeladies seems a bit catchier.  :D

They met at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles a few years ago, which also where they met Chloë Agnew. In 2016, they did some online shows with Chloë and they've done a few shows with Chloë since then as well. I tuned in to one of their online shows (to see Chloë, of course), but I ended up getting to know these wonderful ladies as a result. If it wasn't for them, I probably wouldn't have met Chloë in 2016.

I credit them for getting Chloë into doing online shows, which are great for her fans that can't always go to Chloë's tour shows. I saw Chloë's very first online concert before I saw the Ukeladies, but I recall that Kate was instrumental in helping Chloë with her early online shows.

Like Celtic Woman (especially Chloë and Tara), they're absolutely adorable. Also like Celtic Woman, the group likes to use harmony in their arrangements. They don't have the fancy in-ears, audio mixing equipment, and technicians that Celtic Woman does on tour. But all things considered, I think they sound great together.

Here's a promotional video they did for one of their tours last year:
https://youtu.be/UeioZgTKWx0

Here's a video of them performing "Kiss the Girl" from that tour:
https://youtu.be/h0djUrnPMFY

A cover of Bruno Mars' "Marry You"
https://youtu.be/peRHKapZQdw

Here's "Better and Better"
https://youtu.be/LZJ3WlOYUqM


Those girls and their music was there for me several times when I needed it. In 2016, they did a video with Chloë for me. This is their cover of The Rose:

https://youtu.be/oYOXdwzXvtY

There are very few performers in this world that touch me as deeply as Celtic Woman. The Ukeladies are one such group. They are very sweet and are great at interacting with their fans. They're not one of those groups that has millions of followers on social media, though they surely deserve such attention. Like Celtic Woman, they have an uncanny knack for doing something special exactly when I need someone to Raise Me Up.

There are other groups out there with talented singers that sound fantastic. But aside from Celtic Woman (and acts involving their former members), there's no group more special to me than The Ukeladies. <3

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Mairead Carlin / Mairead in The Little Prince musical soundtrack
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:23:21 AM »
It looks like Mairead is going to be part of a musical soundtrack of The Little Prince!

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjGCJDhqw_/

Excerpt from original post:

So excited that Nick and my gorgeous friend Jamie Reid have asked me to sing for their new musical soundtrack of The Little Prince- playing the part of The Little Prince himself. I can’t say much more but I will tell you the other leads are Hollywood Royalty and I’m SO excited. Hint: #thegreatestshowman #lesmiserables

Hmm. My guess (without having looked up everyone else in both casts), is Hugh Jackman.

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Mairead Carlin / Mairead Modeling
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:58:23 AM »
Mairead is being represented by Assets Model Agency. It looks like she'll be doing modeling on the side when she returns from the Homecoming tour at the end of June.

Source: Mairead's Instagram post from March 20, 2018: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgh_V_GBZWB/

She certainly has the looks for it.

It can't be an easy industry to be part of, but I'm confident Mairead has the mental toughness to handle it and not let it control her or change the wonderful person that she is.

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Chloe Agnew / Chloë: An Irish Heart (March 17, 2018)
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:30:46 PM »
An Irish Heart


On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2018, I saw Chloë Agnew perform with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra in Van Wert, Ohio!

Like most of my trips to see Chloë, this was a drive. This show was almost 7 hours away. But the more I see her live, the more I believe there's nowhere that's too far to see her.


The Gathering

IloveyouSarahBurke!! <3 got a few of us together for a pre-show gathering at the nearby 'Black Angus On Main' restaurant, which was just a few minutes away from the venue by car. That was fun, IloveyouSarahBurke!! <3 !! Thank you!

I was my usual shy, non-talkative self, but I was having a great time. ;)


Meeting Chloë

There were no Meet and Greet tickets available that I could find. So in the time leading up to the show, I was wondering if there would be a post-show Meet and Greet in the lobby or not. She was in the Lobby and Greet after the show I saw with Nathan Carter last year. But I hadn't seen one of Chloë's orchestra shows before, so I wasn't sure if I would be able to meet her. Someone that went to an earlier show mentioned that there wasn't any such thing organized after her shows with the Atlanta Pops. I had reminded Chloë on social media often in the weeks leading up to the show that we were coming. She was looking forward to having us at the show, but could she meet us?

Someone that had gone to Chloë's show the previous night had managed to meet her by waiting at the merchandise table after the show. When Dermot came out to retrieve any merch that was left over, they asked if he could get Chloë and he did. That was my plan going into the evening, but we found out before the show that she couldn't stick around after. :o

So things weren't looking particularly good for meeting Chloë this time.

Near the end of the pre-show gathering, Karsten let us know that he had a secret contact that said we could meet Chloë before the show if we showed up early to the venue. :o

So we all hurried over there. In our excitement, we got there a few minutes before the doors to the veneue opened. It was a bit chilly outside, but we took the opportunity to take some pictures outside the Niswonger Performing Arts Center before they let us in.

There was a group of people gathered near the back of the lobby that apparently were part of a Meet and Greet group. These must have been special tickets for sponsors or members or something, because there were definitely no Meet and Greet tickets for general public sale anywhere. If you've read my post on my Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas concert in Saginaw in December of 2016, you may recall that I had been a bit surprised to see a Meet and Greet group assembled before that show as well. I was having somme traumatic flashbacks at that point. The staff was saying we needed some special Meet and Greet stickers. Umm ... what? The Meet and Greet group went in. This time though, I had a feeling Karsten and his mystery contact ;) would come through.

Shortly after the M+G group went in to the back area of the venue, some other people from the staff came out and asked if we were the group of fans there to see Chloë. We were. After some confused dialog between some members of the staff and them calling back to the uh, surprise contact, they took us to the front of the Meet and Greet line. The mistro of the Atlanta Pops was outside the room where the M+G was taking place. Some of the others in the group got photos with him. Just as I was about to, the staff told us to go in quick and see Chloë because there were a bunch of people waiting behind us and they were a bit short on time.

So we peeked into the room and there was Chloë!!! I got to go first! She recognized me and welcomed me over with her brilliant smile. She just seems to get more and more beautiful every time I see her. As usual, I got really giddy and rushed over her like an excited child running over to hug Elsa at a Disney theme park. I gave her a great big hug. She loved the cheap, oversized St. Patrick's Day novelty hat I was wearing. :D She also loved the Chloë forum buttons ( thanks Jim ;) ). I asked her if she wanted one and she did, so I put one in her gift bag.

I had her sign some things, offering her a selection of pens with various colours and tip sizes to choose from. She said she liked how I came prepared and organized for these. I had a flashback to my first Meet and Greet with her, where I hadn't remembered to bring anything to sign at all. I smiled at her and said this wasn't my first Meet and Greet anymore. :D I had come a long way since the first time I met her, but I was still shy and practically speechless in her presence. She thanked me for coming and said she was so glad I had come all this way to see her again. Like my first Meet and Greet with her and every subsequent Meet and Greet I've been too, I couldn't do much but smile and thank her repeatedly. I got to hug her again and take some photos with her. I must say, when I first met her, I was really bad at taking photos. I was not photogenic at all and my smile was pretty awkward. She has been such a positive influence in my life in so many ways. But one of the most important ways is that, over the years, I have finally learned how to smile, for her. :) <3

In the excitement of meeting Chloë, I actually left the room the gift bag still in my hands. Woops! I rushed back in after a couple of people had met her and left it for her at the back of the room.


The Venue

The merch stand was set up in the lobby. The Atlanta Pops had some merch there. Chloë had her typical assortment of signed photos, CDs (not her new EP which should be out later this year), and pretty much all the merch a Chlovër would desire. By that point, I pretty much had everything on the table already. There was signed photo I didn't have yet, but I have quite an overwhelming amount of her signed photos back home at this point, so I decided to pass this time. She did however, had a nice little clear, signed glass I didn't have yet, so I got one of those.

The show was in what I would call a normal-sized auditorium, the size in which one might see a Celtic Woman show. It was larger than the typical venue for her solo shows. I suspect quite a bit of the crowd was a local crowd there to see the visiting Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

The stage was fairly simple in design, with a white background, lit with green for St. Patrick's Day. There was what I'd call a medium-sized orchestra. I didn't count the number of pieces, but if I had to guess, I'd say maybe 30-40. The orchestra was pretty far back from the front of the stage, leaving lots of room for the performers in front of them. We were about 3 rows back, just to the left of center stage, the best seats I could get. I thought the seats turned out great!


The Show

Before the show, someone came out on stage, thanked everyone for coming, thanked the sponsors, and mentioned that they would be recording the show :o

I believe it was being recorded for a promotional video, rather than something one might see on PBS or a DVD one day. They had a few cameras set up partway up the aisles and microphones set up for the members of the orchestra.

The lights went down and it was finally show time!

I've seen Chloë a few times now, including a few of her solo shows, a show with Nathan Carter, and one with Lisa Kelly in Peachtree City. While every time was special, this show was quite possibly the best. Chloë sounded fantastic! She sounds great at her solo shows, with Dermy as accompaniment. But with an orchestra behind her, she sounded better than ever! Chloë performed some songs from her regular set list, including some arrangements of fan favourites from Celtic Woman. The Atlanta Pops arrangements were a bit different than David Downes's arrangements. Although I did prefer some of the CW orchetral arrangements, I thought the Pops arrangements were great overall. Chloë also performed some songs she I hadn't yet heard her perform live before.

Chlovërs, I have heard her sing some pretty impressive stuff. She has reduced me to tears on multiple occassions with her passionate performances and beautiful voice. But with that powerful orchestra behind her, it was on a different level. I was fighting back tears (often unsuccessfully) for almost every song in her set list! Her duets with Dermy were incredible!

Dermot, who usually plays guitar and piano in Chloë's solo shows, was only singing this time. He performed a solo for St. Patrick's Day. I've heard him perform it at Chloë's shows before. It was quite impressive.

Another treat during the show was Scott Porter, who danced a few times during the show. This time, I got to fully appreciate his performance, since I wasn't getting blasted repeatedly in the eyes with strobe lights the whole time. :D

The Atlanta Pops orchestra had some standout pieces as well, while Chloë was getting a breather backstage. They did some good medleys, but my favourite pieces were Shenandoah and The Ashokan Farewell. Those were both deeply moving and very well done! The conductor was quite funny and was very complimentary of Chloë. While Chloë was in Celtic Woman, he had dreamed of one day performing with her. Dreams really do come true.

Chloë gave us shout-outs during the show shared her engaging smile with us several times. There are people who can sing. There are people who can interact with the audience. But there is nobody else like her. <3


Post-Show

After saying goodbye to Sarah, Karsten, and Eric (hopefully I get to see them again for Lisa's show in August), I headed back to the hotel. From past experience, I knew I wasn't going to be doing much sleeping any time soon, so I posted pictures until after 2:00 AM, when I couldn't keep my eyes open any more.

The drive home was pretty long (including a extremely slow border crossing, likely on account of March Break), but at least I didn't have to do this one alone.

On the way back, I played Homecoming ( the signed Target-exclusive version ;) ) to get ready for my two Celtic Woman concerts coming up in less than a month. Then, I listened to a mix of former Celtic Woman guests and former Celtic Woman choir members (including Amy Rivard, in honour of passing through her hometown on the way back).


Closing Thoughts

Chloë refers to their touring group (her, Dermy, Scott Porter, and the Atlanta Pops conductor) as The Wolf Pack, I believe. They make a great team and treated us all to a wonderful show. There were quite a few standing ovations during the show and Chloë seemed genuinely flattered by all the love and support. If you're reading this Chloë, you deserved every bit of it. You were so wonderful! Thank you sooooo much, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to meet with your Chlovërs and for one of the most memorable shows I've seen in my life. <3

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Forum Questions & Comments / Other Musicians board?
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:18:41 PM »
I wonder if we should have an Other Musicians board or something similar?

We all love Celtic Woman, but I'm sure there's some other good non-CW-related music / musicians worth sharing too that not everyone may know about yet.

Some of the other forums gave this a try (ie. Chloë's forum).

If we don't need a separate board, we could also do threads in the General Discussion board, but having threads and posts all over the place for this kind of stuff on the old CW forum was tough to follow. Boards help organize things and find them a little more effectively.

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Celtic Woman / How many shows / meet and greets have you been to?
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:16:34 AM »
I'm a CW lightweight. But at least I have some cool-looking tables, right?  ;)

My Celtic-Woman-related Concerts:

Total Celtic Woman Shows Attended:     13
Total Celtic Woman Related Shows Attended*:     33
Total Celtic Woman Lead Performers Seen:     11
Total Celtic Woman Lead Performers Met:     10

* Celtic Woman related shows featured Celtic Woman as a group, or current / former CW members performing in non-CW shows


Performer         Times Seen     Times Met   
Alex00
Chloë75
Deirdre00
Eabha137
Hayley00
Lisa Kelly20
Lisa Lambe43
Lynn21
Mairead Carlin137
Mairead Nesbitt32
Meav00
Megan75
Orla11
Susan63
Tara127
Amy Rivard13
Edel Murphy11


DateShowLocationPerformersMet

Mar 17, 2016    Celtic Woman: DestinyDetroit, MI
(Fox Theater)
Mairead Nesbitt
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
--




Aug 26, 2016ChloëShelbyville, IN
(Strand Theater)
ChloëChloë


Dec 13, 2016  Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas   Saginaw, MI
(Dow Event Center)
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
--




Apr 04, 2017  Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels   Kitchener, ON
(Centre in the Square)   
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Ray Fean




Apr 11, 2017  RocktopiaBuffalo, NY
(Shea's PAC)
Mairead NesbittMairead Nesbitt


Apr 19, 2017  Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels   Erie, PA
(Warner Theater) 
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha,
Tara
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha,
Tara


Apr 20, 2017  RocktopiaAtlanta, GA
(Atlanta Symphony Hall)
Mairead NesbittMairead Nesbitt


Apr 22, 2017  Lisa Kelly: Voice of IrelandPeachtree City, GA
(The Fred)
Lisa Kelly
Chloë
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Sep 10, 2017  Nathan CarterToronto, Ontario
(Toronto Centre for the Arts)   
ChloëChloë


Sep 29, 2017  Amy RivardNew York, NY
(The Astor Room)   
Amy RivardAmy Rivard


Sep 30, 2017  Lisa LambeNew York, NY
(Irish Arts Center)   
Lisa LambeLisa Lambe


Dec 19, 2017Chloë's Christmas in ColumbusColumbus, OH
(Shamrock Club of Columbus)   
ChloëChloë


Mar 17, 2018An Irish Heart
(Chloë with Atlanta Pops)
Van Wert, OH
(Niswonger Performing Arts Center)   
ChloëChloë


Apr 12, 2018Celtic Woman: Homecoming   London, ON
(Budweiser Gardens) 
Susan,
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
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Apr 13, 2018Celtic Woman: Homecoming   Detroit, MI
(Fox Theatre) 
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Susan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
May 28, 2018"Come Together" music video  Windsor, ON  Amy RivardAmy Rivard


Sept 05, 2018Riverdance   Dublin, Ireland
(Gaiety Theatre) 
Edel MurphyEdel Murphy
(met Sept 6)


Sept 07, 2018Jimmy's Hall   Dublin, Ireland
(Abbey Theatre) 
Lisa Lambe--


Sept 13, 2018Celtic Woman: Ancient Land  Wexford, Ireland
(Johnstown Castle) 
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Glenn & Ronan
Anthony Byrne


Sept 14, 2018Celtic Woman: Ancient Land  Wexford, Ireland
(Johnstown Castle) 
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Susan McFadden
Ray Fean


Nov 27, 2018Celtic Woman: The Best of ChristmasBuffalo, NY
(Kleinhans Music Hall) 
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Derek Fang


Dec 1, 2018Celtic Christmas with Orla FallonToronto, ON
(Toronto Centre for the Arts)
Orla FallonOrla Fallon


Dec 4, 2018Nathan Carter's Irish JukeboxSt. Catherines, ON
(Meridian Centre)
ChloëChloë


09-Mar-19Celtic SoundsYoungstown, OH
(DeYor Performing Arts Center)
Mairead NesbitMairead Nesbit


26-Mar-19Celtic Woman: Ancient LandRochester, NY
(Rochester Auditorium Theatre)
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan


10-Apr-19Celtic Woman: Ancient LandDetroit, MI
(Fox Theater)
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan


13-Apr-19Tim Janis: Celtic Heart (show 1)York, ME
(York Community Auditorium)
Lynn
Mairead Nesbitt
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13-Apr-19Tim Janis: Celtic Heart (show 2)York, ME
(York Community Auditorium)
Lynn
Mairead Nesbitt
Lynn
Mairead Nesbitt


09-May-19Lisa LambeNew York, NY
(Irish Arts Center)
Lisa LambeLisa Lambe


10-May-19Lisa LambeNew York, NY
(Irish Arts Center)
Lisa LambeLisa Lambe


11-May-19Lisa KellyPeachtree City, GA
(The Fred)
Lisa Kelly
Chloë


12-May-19Celtic Woman: Ancient LandCalgary, AL
(Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan


26-May-19Celtic Woman: Ancient LandMorrison, CO
(Red Rocks)
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan
Mairead Carlin
Eabha
Tara
Megan


12-Jul-19Mairead Nesbitt LiveCanton, MA
(Irish Cultural Centre of New England)
Mairead NesbittMairead Nesbitt




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HomeComing on Tour / Homecoming Tour Lineup Change
« on: March 11, 2018, 02:09:05 PM »
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I hope everything is ok with Susan, but my mind just got COMPLETELY BLOWN!!!

Alex is back!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


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Caranua / Favorite Hymns (album featuring CaraNua)
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:44:35 AM »
On November 17, 2017, Jason Tonioli released an album called Favorite Hymns, featuring CaraNua!

Here's some information about the album and where you can get it:
https://tonioli.com/product/favorite-hymns-caranua-jason-tonioli/

Pre-Order:

There was a pre-order available through Jason's site offering signed copies. Jason and the girls sounded hopeful that Alex, Lynn, and Edel might be able to sign them too. In the end they ended up just being signed by Jason. I guess I'll have to get CaraNua to sign my copy in person when I finally, one day, get to meet them.


Album Cover:

I really like the album cover. I like the choice of colors and it has kind of a soothing quality to it.




I originally thought this was a picture from Utah, where the album was recorded. But it looks like it might actually be an image from New Hampshire:




Notes About the Album

The album features a full orchestra, with the involvement of Chuck E. Myers who has helped with music for Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, on projects like Cars 3, Toy Story 2&3, Star Wars, etc.  :o

On Jason's site, it mentions:

This is the first time that former lead singers of Celtic Woman have come together to collaborate on a project since performing with Celtic Woman.

It's true that when lead performers leave Celtic Woman, they tend to go their separate ways. But they have collaborated on projects prior to this  ;)
- Meav was one of Orla's special guests in "Orla Fallon's Celtic Christmas" DVD
- Side-note: If you look closely, I'm pretty sure Eabha's in the Anuna choir during Away In A Manger
- Lisa Kelly and Chloë have done a number of shows together (including several in Peachtree City, GA)


Track List

1. Amazing Grace (Featuring CaraNua) ................................... 5:59   
2. All Creatures of Our God and King (Featuring CaraNua) ..... 4:38   
3. How Great Thou Art (Featuring Lynn Hilary) ......................... 4:57   
4. Beautiful Savior (Featuring CaraNua) .................................. 3:08   
5. Be Thou My Vision (Featuring CaraNua) .............................. 4:06   
6. Come Follow Me (Featuring Alex Sharpe) ............................ 3:27   
7. Let the Lower Lights Be Burning (Featuring CaraNua) ........ 6:21   
8. Nearer My God To Thee (Featuring Edel Murphy) ............... 5:04   
9. Going Home (Featuring CaraNua) ....................................... 4:30   
10. Till We Meet Again (instrumental) ...................................... 3:53


My Thoughts

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The album was beautifully arranged, deeply moving, and tremendously satisfying!

The songs are soft and soothing.

The harmony was crystal clear and quite frankly, breathtaking.

CaraNua or its members are featured on every track except the last one, which is a pleasant instrumental.

The instrumental backing, mostly piano with a touch of orchestration, really compliments their voices. There are some really nice instrumental bridges in some of the songs.

Lynn's solo 'How Great Thou Art' is one of the best Lynn Hilary solos I have ever heard. WOW!!!

Edel's solo is 'Nearer My God To Thee' and it is both lovely and haunting. I was kind of hoping for a three-part harmony with this one, but considering how gorgeous Edel sounded, I have no complaints whatsoever. I loved the little Titanic Easter egg near the end!

This album is really well done and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Chloe Photos & Graphics / Favorite Chloe Pictures
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:04:50 AM »
Here's a fantastic picture of Chloe she recently posted on Twitter.

That smile alone is worth a thousand words. <3



Link to Tweet: https://twitter.com/ChloeAgnew/status/972538415043497985

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Amy Rivard / Favourite Amy Rivard Photos
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:00:58 AM »
Here's an excellent picture of Amy she recently posted on Instagram:

Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BftK5sllYEI/

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