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« on: April 08, 2018, 11:33:48 AM »

Secret Garden is an Irish-Norwegian group led by Irish Fionnuala Sherry (violinist and singer) and Norwegian Rolf Løvland (composer, arranger and pianist).

Celtic Woman has drawn inspiration from the repertoire of Secret Garden, including:

- You Raise Me Up (SG: Once in a Red Moon)
- My Land (CW: Destiny, Orla: Distant Shore / My Land, SG: Inside I'm Singing)
- Sometimes a Prayer Will Do (CW: Destiny, SG: Inside I'm Singing)
- Nocturne (CW: Believe, SG: Songs from a Secret Garden)
- Sigma (Chloe: Walking In the Air, SG: Songs from a Secret Garden)
- Always There (Orla: Distant Shore, SG: Earthsongs)
- Prayer (Hayley: Odyssey, SG: Dawn of a New Century)


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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 12:35:29 PM »

Isn't the song Winter's Light that Chloe did on her CD also a Secret Garden song?
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »

Isn't the song Winter's Light that Chloe did on her CD also a Secret Garden song?

It was a song by Linda Ronstadt from the movie The Secret Garden. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »

Oh, OK. No matter who wrote it, I love the song and think it's really pretty. I also like the Secret Garden songs Celtic Woman has done, especially Sometimes A Prayer Will Do.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 08:12:47 PM »

Earlier this year, Secret Garden released their latest album, Storyteller.

I enjoyed it. It's mostly instrumental, but there are a few vocal tracks as well.

Song To A Child and Sunshine are pretty good.

I can imagine Mairead Carlin or Alex singing Sunshine.

My favorite track though is definitely Strength. That is truly an awesome song!

Strength has more of a Celtic Thunder vibe, but with the right arrangement and a strong choir and orchestra backing Celtic Woman, this would be good enough to be a DVD closing song.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 05:13:28 PM »

One of my favorite Secret Garden songs is Raise Your Voices (from their album Earthsongs).

It has a far more British sound than a Celtic Sound. But oh man, is it ever epic!

The arrangement reminds me a lot of Celtic Woman's cover of Once In Royal David's City. If Celtic Woman was ever going to cover Raise Your Voices, Voices of Angels would have been album for it. But until we have a Celtic Woman cover, here's a link to Secret Garden's version to enjoy.

     Raise Your Voices (Earthsongs)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 08:09:39 AM »

In honor of July 4th, here's a link to another of my favorite Secret Garden songs:

     Celebration

... and in the style of Tim Janis, the pictures in the slide show are pretty but otherwise unrelated to the actual song. ;)
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2020, 11:43:04 PM »

It's been 25 years since Secret Garden's Eurovision win in 1995! They're celebrating with an album called “Nocturne: The 25th Anniversary Collection!”

It's set for release on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSecretGardenMusic/videos/1449743455204865/

The album will also include all NEW acoustic performances and some musical rarities.

You can pre-order the album here: https://DeccaGold.lnk.to/SecretGardenFP

As a teaser, here's a brand new solo piano version of "Adagio" out now: https://lnk.to/SecretGardenVisualizer
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