A New Journey

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Celtic Woman: A New Journey
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Studio album by
Released30 January 2007
Recorded23 & 24 August 2006
GenreCeltic, new-age, adult contemporary, classical
LanguageEnglish, Irish, Italian
LabelManhattan
ProducerDavid Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration
(2006)
Celtic Woman: A New Journey
(2007)
Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey
(2008)

Celtic Woman: A New Journey is the second on-stage production by the group Celtic Woman. The show was filmed at Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland and featured Hayley Westenra as a new addition to the group. The album was released on 30 January 2007. This album broke a long-standing record when it surpassed the 81-week run of the original Celtic Woman album. The Celtic Woman performers change their outfits at least three times (Act 1:White evening gowns and Act 2: Ceili dresses for At the Ceili and Ball gowns).

Performers in A New Journey are vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha and Hayley Westenra, with Máiréad Nesbitt on violin and Órla Fallon on harp.

The album opened at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 71,000 copies in its first week.[1] On 29 March 2007, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, signifying U.S. sales in excess of 500,000 units, while the longform video was certified double platinum on the same date.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun"Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Hayley Westenra05:19
2."The Prayer"Agnew04:20
3."Newgrange"Fallon03:07
4."Over the Rainbow"Agnew, Fallon, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra02:37
5."Granuaile's Dance"Nesbitt03:40
6."The Blessing"Kelly03:49
7."Dúlamán"Ní Mhaolchatha03:05
8."Beyond the Sea"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra03:20
9."The Last Rose of Summer"Westenra, Ní Mhaolchatha03:36
10."Caledonia"Kelly04:49
11."Lascia Ch'io Pianga"Westenra, Nesbitt03:31
12."Carrickfergus"Orla Fallon (Harp by Orla Fallon)03:43
13."Vivaldi's Rain"Agnew02:11
14."The Voice"Kelly, Nesbitt03:05
15."Scarborough Fair"Westenra03:13
16."Mo Ghile Mear"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra04:50

Bonus Tracks on deluxe edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
17."Sing Out!"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha04:04
18."Shenandoah - The Pacific Slope" (Live from Slane Castle)Nesbitt04:43
19."At The Céilí" (Live from Slane Castle)Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha04:59
20."Spanish Lady" (Live from Slane Castle)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra02:23

Additional Bonus Track on various digital download editions[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
21."Green The Whole Year Round" (Live Version)Kelly 

Bonus Tracks on Japanese limited special edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
17."Somewhere" (Live from Slane Castle)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha02:20
18."Sing Out!"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha04:04
19."Spanish Lady" (Live from Slane Castle)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra02:23
20."You Raise Me Up" (Live from Slane Castle)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra5:21*

DVD Tour Setlist[edit]

  1. "The Sky And The Dawn And The Sun"
  2. "The Prayer"
  3. "Caledonia"
  4. "Newgrange"
  5. "Orinoco Flow"
  6. "Dulaman"
  7. "The Blessing"
  8. "Scarborough Fair"
  9. "Granuaile's Dance"
  10. "Over The Rainbow"
  11. "Beyond The Sea"
  12. "O Holy Night"
  • Intermission
  1. "At The Cèili"
  2. "Lascia Ch'io Pianga"
  3. "Carrickfergus"
  4. "Sing Out!"
  5. "Panis Angelicus"
  6. "The Last Rose Of Summer"
  7. "Spanish Lady"
  8. "Shenandoah-The Pacific Slope"
  9. "The Voice"
  10. "Danny Boy"
  11. "Somewhere"
  12. "Mo Ghile Mear"
  13. "You Raise Me Up"
  14. "At The Céili (Reprise)"

Additional Tour Setlist[edit]

  1. "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun"
  2. "Caledonia"
  3. "The Butterfly"
  4. "Danny Boy"
  5. "The Prayer"
  6. "Siul a Run"
  7. "Orinoco Flow"
  8. "Granuaile's Dance"
  9. "Beyond the Sea"
  10. "The Blessing"
  11. "Scarborough Fair"
  12. "Vivaldi's Rain"
  13. "Over the Rainbow"
  14. "Mo Ghile Mear"
  • Intermission
  1. "Dulaman"
  2. "Newgrange"
  3. "The Soft Goodbye"
  4. "The Last Rose of Summer"
  5. "The Last Rose of Summer" (Instrumental)
  6. "Nella Fantasia"
  7. "At the Celli
  8. "Shenandoah"
  9. "Carrickfergus"
  10. "The Voice"
  11. "Sing Out"
  12. "You Raise Me Up"

Tour[edit]

To promote the album Celtic Woman embarked on the A New Journey Tour (Celtic Woman) from February 2007 - October 2008

Personnel[edit]

Performers:

The Garden Symphony Orchestra was recorded at Slane Studios, Dublin, Ireland Directed by William Harris Celtic Woman Band:

  • Keyboards: David Downes
  • Drums and Percussion: Ray Fean
  • Guitars: Ryan Eoghan
  • Bagpipes, Uilleann pipes and Whistle: Jason Riley
  • Bass Guitar: Eoghan O'Neill
  • Percussion: Nicki Baley
  • Bagpipes: Anthony Byrne

The Antonas Choir was recorded at Dunbar Studios, Wicklow, Ireland Directed by Rosemary Collier All songs were arranged by David Downes

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Chris (2007-02-07). "Norah Jones Breaks McPheever, Beats 'Idol' Runner-Up To #1". MTV News. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search Results: Celtic Woman". RIAA.org. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  3. ^ A New Journey, Celtic Woman - Billboard
  4. ^ Billboard World Albums for February 17, 2007
  5. ^ a b c RIAA Archived 2008-09-02 at WebCite