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« on: September 29, 2018, 02:12:11 PM »


This is of course all old news now, but I'm migrating some content over from the old forums for reference / archival purposes.



Notes from the Homecoming DVD recording

Here are some notes I've pieced together so far from various reports of the DVD recording.

BTW, if you missed my previous post showing some of the pictures from the show I assembled from the various social media platforms, check it out.  ;)


Set List (unofficial):

Act 1:
1. Mo Ghile Mear
2. My Heart Will Go On
3. Across the World
4. Walk Beside Me
5. Dúlamán
6. She Moved Thru' The Fair
7. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
8. Danny Boy
9. Fields of Gold
10. Westering Home
11. Níl Sé'n Lá

Act 2:
Act 2:
1. Amazing Grace
2. For the Love of A Princess
3. Ave Maria
4. Water Under The Bridge
5. Ard Uí Chuain/Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh
6. The Voice
7. Time To Say Goodbye
8. You Raise Me Up
9. The Kesh Inn
10. Téir Abhaile Riú
11. The Parting Glass
12. Ray Solo / Floorplay (aka the percussion number)
13. Mo Ghile Mear (re-take)
14. Danny Boy (re-take)
15. Fields of Gold (re-take)
16. Westering Home (re-take)

Omissions compared to the 2017 Voices of Angels tour:
- Ó Ró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile
- Orinoco Flow (strange, considering they posted a video of them rehearsing it before the show). I wonder if they decided the rehearsal for Orinoco Flow was good enough and they decided to use that for the DVD so they had more time to retake other songs.


Anabel Sweeney:
- The Celtic Woman singer contest winner from Co Waterford, Ireland
- Sang a solo (Fields of Gold)
- Also sang the opening solo part of Westering Home
- She was a bit nervous, but overall, handled herself very well, particularly for her first big live performance
- She was apparently very professional, had great stage presence, and was funny as well


Dresses:

Act 1:
- Susan: Bright blue (she wore it during her dance number as well)
- Éabha: Medium blue
- Mairéad Carlin: Dark purple
- Tara: Pattern
- Anabel: White

Ceili:
... Working on it

Act 2:
- Susan: Red
- Éabha: Dark blue
- Mairéad Carlin: Black
- Tara: Gold

Songs that were particularly well-received:
- For the Love of a Princess
- Ard Tí Chuain/Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh
- Ave Maria
- Fields of Gold (Anabel)


Orchestra:
- 14 pieces
- 12 violins, a cello, and a bass fiddle


Band Notes:
- Gavin Murphy on piano


Stage:
- A modified version of the Destiny tour set
- Drapes to the sides of the stage
- Wasn't much decoration on the risers, but obviously more stage decoration than for the Destiny DVD


Production:
- They did the usual applause recordings (aka level checks) before the show
- There were a few lighting and audio issues, so they had to redo a few of the songs a few times
(There were a bunch of problems during Mo Ghile Mear, Fields or Gold, Westering Home)
- They changed the act 2 set list during intermission
- The recorded the band percussion number and The Kesh Inn after The Parting Glass. Apparently some people started to leave before they realized there was still recording happening.
- Then, they re-recorded Mo Ghile Mear, Danny Boy, Fields of Gold, and Westering Home and another version of the finale
- The recording started around 8:20 and wrapped up between 11:00 PM - midnight



Other Notes:
- Brendan Graham was in the audience and Mairéad got emotional when introducing him to the audience
- Some people tried a stage and greet after the show, but that was not successful


Overall:
- Overall impressions I've read from the show were quite positive, in spite of the technical / production issues.
- The crowd was apparently enthusiastic and supportive.
- There have been a few people that were disappointed with the production quality and all the restarts. Some people have said they felt they were catering more to PBS than to the audience in attendance. But as a DVD recording (not just a regular tour show), some technical issues and re-takes were to be expected.
- It sounds like the show went over quite well overall.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 02:17:11 PM »

Pictures from the Voices of Angels DVD Recording:

Rehearsals

From Celtic Woman:




From Liam MacCarthaigh:




From Television Mobiles:





Stage and Arena (Pre-Show)

From Celtic Woman:




From Television Mobiles:




From lucia_acpartlin:




Stage and Crowd

From Niall Kinsella:






From Celtic Woman:












murtwhelansound:




Other:











The Girls


From Karsten:




From Aine Carlin:




From Susan McFadden Fans:




From Ronan:




From Eabha:





Anabel Sweeney:

From Adrian Kennedy:





The Band:

From Celtic Collections:


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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 06:56:21 PM »

Nil Sen La from the 3-Arena Dublin 2017.

As to why this fun choreographed one is not on the DVD. 

https://youtu.be/kTEk_FM50Js
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 08:13:56 PM »

I really wish Nil Sen La was on the Homecoming DVD! It was so much fun on tour!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »

Anyone Want TO GUESS just for FUN.

This makes the TAR special from Destiny tour, NSLA special from VOA, and The Parting Glass special from Homecoming.
Adds to Exclusive's to Voice's of Angel's CD with O America & A Time For Us!

I Get the Westering Home thing with Annabelle but Destiny should keep it Orinoco Flow is exclusive to VOA tour. Ill share eventually what they could done instead although Westering Home was nice and sweet with Anabel in the group very welcoming.
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