A New Journey

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Celtic Woman: A New Journey
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Studio album by
Released30 January 2007
Recorded2006
StudioWindmill Lane Recording Studios and RTÉ Studio 1, Dublin, Ireland
GenreCeltic, new-age, classical
LanguageEnglish, Irish, Italian
LabelManhattan
ProducerDavid Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
A Christmas Celebration
(2006)
Celtic Woman: A New Journey
(2007)
The Greatest Journey
(2008)

Celtic Woman: A New Journey is the third studio album by Celtic Woman, released worldwide on 30 January 2007.

Background[edit]

A New Journey was recorded with the Celtic Woman backing band led by musical director David Downes, the Irish Film Orchestra conducted by John Page, and the Aontas Choral Ensemble directed by Rosemary Collier.

The six principal performers on the album are vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Hayley Westenra, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. It is also the first - and only - album to introduce Westenra as a new addition to the group.

In preparation for the release of the album, a special concert event was held against the backdrop of Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland on 23 and 24 August 2006. Footage from both shows were professionally recorded, and the concert, also entitled A New Journey, premiered on American television station PBS and The Walt Disney Company in December 2006, later being released on VHS and DVD formats on 30 January 2007 in conjunction with the album.

Track listing[edit]

CD
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."Dúlaman"Ní Mhaolchatha03:05
8."Beyond the Sea"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra03:20
9."The Last Rose of Summer"Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra03:36
10."Caledonia"Kelly04:49
11."Lascia Ch'io Pianga"Nesbitt, Westenra03:31
12."Carrickfergus"Fallon03:43
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
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, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra02:23
Additional bonus track on various digital download versions
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
21."Green the Whole Year 'Round" (Live Version)Kelly04:49
Bonus tracks on Japanese special edition
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, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra02:23
20."You Raise Me Up" (Live from Slane Castle)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra05:21

Notes

VHS and DVD
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
2."The Prayer" (from Quest for Camelot)Agnew 
3."Caledonia"Kelly 
4."Newgrange"Fallon 
5."Orinoco Flow"Fallon, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha 
6."Dúlaman"Ní Mhaolchatha 
7."The Blessing"Kelly 
8."Scarborough Fair"Westenra 
9."Granuaile's Dance"Nesbitt 
10."Over the Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz)Agnew, Fallon, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
11."Beyond the Sea" (from Finding Nemo)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
12."At the Céilí"Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha 
13."Lascia Ch'io Pianga"Nesbitt, Westenra 
14."Carrickfergus"Fallon 
15."Sing Out!"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha 
16."Panis Angelicus"Agnew 
17."The Last Rose of Summer" (from The Last Rose of Summer)Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
18."Spanish Lady"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
19."Shenandoah / The Pacific Slope"Nesbitt 
20."The Voice"Kelly, Nesbitt 
21."Danny Boy"Ní Mhaolchatha 
22."Somewhere" (from West Side Story)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha 
23."Mo Ghile Mear"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
24."You Raise Me Up"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha, Westenra 
25."At the Céilí" (Reprise)Nesbitt 

Personnel[edit]

Celtic Woman

Other musicians

  • David Downes - keyboards, piano, grand piano, percussion, harpsichord, whistles, backing vocals, arranger
  • Andreja Malir - concert harp
  • Desmond Moore - bouzouki, guitar
  • John O'Brien - uilleann pipes, whistles
  • Eoghan O'Neill - bass guitar
  • Raymond Fean - drums, percussion, bodhrán, additional vocals ("Dúlaman")
  • Nicholas Bailey - percussion, bodhrán
  • Robbie Harris - bodhrán

Aontas Choral Ensemble

  • Rosemary Collier - choral director

The Irish Film Orchestra

  • John Page - conductor
  • Alan Smale - concertmaster

Charts and certifications[edit]

The album opened at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 71,000 copies in its first week.[1]

References[edit]

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