Songs from the Heart (Celtic Woman album)

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Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart
Celtic Woman Songs from the Heart.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 January 2010
RecordedJuly 2009
GenreCeltic, new-age, adult contemporary, classical, romance
LanguageEnglish, Irish, Latin, Italian
LabelManhattan
ProducerDavid Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey
(2008)
Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart
(2010)
Celtic Woman: Lullaby
(2011)

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart is the fifth studio album by the group Celtic Woman released on 26 January 2010.

Performers in Songs from the Heart are vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. The German deluxe edition, released in January 2011, also features newer member Lisa Lambe in the CD.

The tracks on the album are taken from the Songs from the Heart concert, which was filmed in HD at the Powerscourt Estate near Enniskerry in County Wicklow, in 2009. The film of this concert was released originally as a TV special for American broadcaster PBS and later released on DVD to coincide with the release of the album. The Celtic Woman performers change their outfits at least three times (Act 1:White evening gowns, Act 2:Ceili dresses for Níl Sé'n Lá and ball gowns). One of the tracks in the album and DVD, "When You Believe," sung by Chloë Agnew, was also released as a single on iTunes at the same time.

The music videos for each of the tracks authorised for showing in the DVD were released on 27 November 2009 on iTunes for purchase.

Songs from the Heart DVD[edit]

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart was originally filmed as a PBS TV special and DVD release at the Powerscourt House and Gardens near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, in Summer 2009. The concert was filmed by Alex Coletti Productions and Brennus Productions, with all editing being done by Windmill Lane Post Production in Dublin. Celtic Woman CEO Scott Porter mentioned in the 'making of' featurette that Powerscourt was 'one of the most beautiful and challenging locations we've ever performed in.'

The show, like its predecessor Celtic Woman: A New Journey was delayed by rain before the show; it also rained the day before, 'washing out' the rehearsals and forcing the girls to rehearse inside the main hall in the Powerscourt House.[1] The concert was further delayed when the electrical generator powering the lights, cameras, and other electrical equipment failed during the song "Goodnight My Angel," requiring the show to stop while a second generator was sent for. The first generator was later fixed, allowing the show to continue.

The DVD and PBS specials did not reprise the full concert, which composer and director David Downes mentioned was "over two hours long." As Celtic Woman did not have the rights to show all of the tracks performed at Powerscourt on the PBS special and DVD, the actual concert as shown on the DVD was over one hour in length. The DVD also included a 20-minute 'making of' featurette, which showed the leadup to the first show, starting three days before.

Performers[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Fields of Gold"Lisa Kelly3:49
2."Amazing Grace"Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe4:58
3."Níl Sé'n Lá"Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Alex Sharpe3:35
4."My Lagan Love"Lynn Hilary2:53
5."When You Believe"Chloë Agnew4:31
6."The New Ground - Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears"Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe6:41
7."The Coast of Galiçia"Máiréad Nesbitt3:38
8."Non C'è Più"Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Alex Sharpe4:48
9."The Moon's a Harsh Mistress"Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt3:17
10."You'll Be in My Heart"Alex Sharpe4:03
11."Goodnight My Angel"Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew3:15
12."Galway Bay"Chloë Agnew4:17
13."The Lost Rose Fantasia"Máiréad Nesbitt2:19
14."O, America!"Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe3:47

Bonus Tracks on Deluxe edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
15."The Call" (Live from Powerscourt House and Garden)Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe5:28
16."Finale / Mo Ghile Mear" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden)Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe3:18

Additional Bonus Tracks on amazon.com digital download edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
17."Carolina Rua"Hilary, Nesbitt3:27
18."Danny Boy" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden)Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Sharpe3:23

Bonus Tracks on Japanese edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
15."Pie Jesu" (Live from Powerscourt House and Garden)Agnew, Hilary, Nesbitt5:31
16."You Raise Me Up" (Live from Powerscourt House And Garden)Agnew, Hilary, Kelly, Nesbitt, Sharpe4:40

Bonus Tracks on German edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
14."Forever Young"Kelly, Nesbitt3:57
15."A Spaceman Came Travelling"Lisa Lambe3:49
16."Wenn Du In Meinen Träumen Bei Mir Bist" (Over the Rainbow)Agnew, Kelly, Lambe, Nesbitt2:41
17."Symphonie" (omitted from later editions)Agnew, Nesbitt4:20
18."O Come All Ye Faithful" (From Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration)Agnew, Órla Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha3:51

Tour Setlists[edit]

DVD Tour Setlist[edit]

2009

Act 1

  1. "The Call"-(All)
  2. "Fields of Gold"-(Lisa)
  3. "When You Believe"-(Chloe)
  4. "The Coast of Galicia"-(Mairead)
  5. "The New Ground/Isle of Hope, Isle of tears"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  6. "Non C'è Più"-(All)
  7. "True Colours"-(Alex & Mairead)
  8. "Galway Bay"-(Chloe)
  9. "Carolina Rua"-(Lynn & Mairead)
  10. "Good Night My Angel"-(Chloe, Lisa & Lynn)
  11. "O America!"-(All)

● Intermission - Gown change

Act 2

  1. "Níl Sé'n Lá"-(All) - Ceili dresses
  2. "The Lost Rose Fantasia"-(Mariead)
  3. "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress"-(Lisa & Mairead)
  4. "You'll Be in My Heart"-(Alex)
  5. "My Lagan Love"-(Lynn)
  6. "Amazing Grace"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  7. "Pie Jesu"-(Chloe, Lynn, & Mairead)
  8. "Slumber My Darling/The Mason's Apron"-(Mairead)
  9. "Danny Boy"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  10. "You Raise Me Up"-(All)
  11. "Mo Ghile Mear(Reprise)-(All)
  12. "At the Ceili(Finale)-(Mairead)


Additional Tour Setlist[edit]

2010-2011

Act 1

  1. "Ni sè'n La"-(All)
  2. "Fields of Gold"-(Lisa)
  3. "The Coast of Galicia"-(Mairead)
  4. "Galway Bay"-(Chloe)
  5. "Orinoco Flow"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  6. "My Lagan Love"-(Lynn)
  7. "The New Ground/Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  8. "My Heart Was Home Again"-(Alex)
  9. "Granuaile's Dance"-(Mairead)
  10. "Goodnight My Angel"-(Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  11. "Danny Boy"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  12. "Mo ghile mear"-(All)

● Intermission - Gown change

Act 2

  1. "The Call"-(All)
  2. "Amazing Grace"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  3. "You'll Be in My Heart"-(Alex)
  4. "Dulaman"-(Lynn)
  5. "Walking The Night"-(Alex & Lynn)
  6. "Tabhair Dom Do Làmh"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa & Lynn)
  7. "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"-(Lisa & Mairead)
  8. "When You Believe"-(Chloe)
  9. "At the Céili"-(Alex, Lisa, Lynn, & Mairead) - Ceili dresses
  10. "The Lost Rose Fantasia/The Mason's Apron"-(Mairead)
  11. "Non C'è Più"-(All)
  12. "You Raise Me Up"-(All)
  13. "Mo Ghile Mear(Reprise)"-(All)
  14. "Spanish Lady"-(All)
  15. "At the Ceili(Finale)-(Mairead)


Isle of Hope Tour (2009)[edit]

The 2009 Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope was announced in late 2008, and features a blend of original music from composer David Downes and Brendan Graham (the author of the group favourite "You Raise Me Up"), renditions of songs such as "Fields of Gold" and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" and traditional performances of "Danny Boy", "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun" and "Spanish Lady". This tour finished on 22 November 2009.


Performers[edit]


Isle Of Hope Tour Setlist[edit]

2009

Act 1

  1. "The Sky & The Dawn & The Sun"-(All)
  2. "Fields of Gold"-(Lisa)
  3. "The Coast of Galicia"-(Mairead)
  4. "When You Believe"-(Chloe)
  5. "Carolina Rua"-(Lynn & Mairead)
  6. "Orinoco Flow"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  7. "True Colours"-(Alex & Mairead)
  8. "The New Ground/Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  9. "The Blessing"-(Lisa)
  10. "Granuaile's Dance"-(Mairead)
  11. "Goodnight My Angel"-(Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  12. "Danny Boy"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn)
  13. "Mo ghile mear"-(All)

● Intermission

Act 2

  1. "The Call"-(All)
  2. "Dulaman"-(Lynn)
  3. "You'll Be In My Heart"-(Alex)
  4. "The Last Rose of Summer"-(Chloe & Lynn)
  5. "The Lost Rose Fantasia"-(Mairead)
  6. "Nella Fantasia"-(Chloe)
  7. "At the Céili"-(Alex, Lisa, Lynn, & Mairead) - Ceili dresses
  8. "Shenandoah/The Contradiction"- (Mairead)
  9. "Have I Told You Lately"-(Alex, Chloe, Lisa, & Lynn) - Gown change
  10. "The Voice"-(Lisa & Mairead)
  11. "Sing Out!"-(All)
  12. "O America!"-(All)
  13. "You Raise Me Up"-(All)
  14. "Mo Ghile Mear(Reprise)"-(All)
  15. "Spanish Lady"-(All)
  16. "At the Ceili(Finale)-(Mairead)

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 48
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 30
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[5] 34
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 2
US Billboard 200[8] 9
US World Albums (Billboard)[9] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[10]
dvd
Gold 5,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[11] Platinum 30,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ During the 'making of' featurette for Celtic Woman: Believe, David Downes said that it had rained for three days during Songs from the Heart.
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart". Hung Medien.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart" (in German). Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart". Music Canada. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Celtic Woman; 'Songs from the Heart')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart: Official trailer on YouTube