Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels

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Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels
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Studio album by Celtic Woman
Released November 18, 2016 (US, Canada, and Ireland)
Recorded August 12, 13, and 15, 2016
Studio Cauldron Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Genre Celtic, world, new-age, adult contemporary, classical
Language English, Irish
Label Manhattan
Producer Gavin Murphy
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman: Destiny
(2015)
Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels
(2016)
Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas
(2017)

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels is the eleventh studio album by the group Celtic Woman. Voices of Angels features vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and fiddler Tara McNeill, with former member Méav Ní Mhaolchatha as a guest. This was Celtic Woman's first album to feature their newest member Tara McNeill.[1]

The album was recorded at Cauldron Studios in Dublin, Ireland. It featured a 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.[2]

The album included a mixture of original songs, new covers, and re-arranged version of previous Celtic Woman covers.[2]

A digital download copy of the album was offered as a part of a ticket presale for the group's 2017 Voices of Angels tour in the United States.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."My Heart Will Go On"Éabha McMahon, Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Tara McNeill4:21
2."Isle Of Hope, Isle Of Tears"McMahon5:01
3."As She Moved Through The Fair (2016 Version)"McFadden3:55
4."Mo Ghile Mear (My Gallant Star)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill3:36
5."Ave Maria (2016 Version)"Carlin2:56
6."For The Love Of A Princess"McNeill3:49
7."Time To Say Goodbye"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill4:01
8."Dúlaman (2016 Version)"Méav Ní Mhaolchatha4:18
9."Walk Beside Me (2016 Version)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill4:40
10."O, America! (2016 Version)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, Mhaolchatha, McNeill4:57
11."A Time For Us"Carlin, McNeill4:01
12."Across The World"McNeill3:35
13."Téir Abhaile Riú (2016 Version)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill3:53
14."Amazing Grace"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden4:34
15."You Raise Me Up"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill4:10
16."Joy To The World (2016 Version)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill3:29
17."Silent Night (2016 Version)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill4:10
18."Once In Royal David's City"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill4:08
19."Nil Se'n La (2016 Version) (Bonus Track - Target Exclusive)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill3:34
20."Danny Boy (Bonus Track - Target Exclusive)"McMahon, Carlin, McFadden, McNeill3:16

Notes

  • Tracks 14 and 15 were only available on the CD. They were not available from the digital download version.[4]
  • Tracks 2, 7, & 15 orchestrated by Paul Campbell.
  • Tracks 19 and 20 (inserted as Tracks 16 and 17 on the Target Exclusive CD), are only available on the Target Exclusive edition. [5]

Personnel[edit]

Per the liner notes.[6]

Celtic Voices Choir

  • Paul McGough (Choir Co—ordinator)
  • Bláthnaid Conroy—Murphy
  • Mary O’Sullivan
  • Niamh McCormack
  • Rachel Talbot
  • Suzanne Savage
  • Aisling Kenny
  • Dominica Williams
  • Christina Whyte
  • Helen Thomas
  • Áine Mulvey
  • Cora Newman
  • Alan Leech
  • Shane Barriscale
  • John McKeown
  • Dermot Kiernan
  • Morgan Crowley
  • Simon MacHale
  • Eoghan Desmond
  • Eunan McDonald
  • Robert McAllister
  • George Rice

The Orchestra of Ireland

  • Joe Csibi – conductor and orchestra contractor
  • Riona O Dunnin – flute
  • Vourneen Ryan – flute
  • Suzie Thorn – oboe
  • David Agnew – oboe
  • Conor Sheil – clarinet
  • John Forde – clarinet
  • Ates Kirkan – bassoon
  • Ian Forbes – bassoon
  • Cormac Ó Haodáin – french horn
  • Declan McCarthy – french horn
  • Fearghal Ó Ceallacháin – french horn
  • Cuan O'Sheridon – french horn
  • Dave Collins – trumpet
  • Pamela Snell – trumpet
  • Niall O'Sullivan – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Karl Ronan – trombone
  • Mick Marshall – trombone
  • Chris Neary – bass trombone
  • Ken Rice – violin 1 leader
  • Brona Cahill – violin 1
  • Katie O'Connor – violin 1
  • Deirdre Reddy – violin 1
  • Anne Marie Russell – violin 1
  • Cliondha Ryan – violin 1
  • Lidia J-Clarke – violin 1
  • Sylvia Roberts – violin 1
  • Siun Milne – violin 1
  • Justyna Dabek – violin 1
  • Denise Doyle – violin 1
  • Rachel Grimes – violin 1
  • Margaret Burns – violin 1
  • Hugh Murray – violin 1
  • Paul O'Hanlon – violin 2
  • Nicola Cleary – violin 2
  • Aoife Dowdall – violin 2
  • Siubhan Ni Ghriosa – violin 2
  • Carol Quigley – violin 2
  • Rachel Du – violin 2
  • Matthew Wylie – violin 2
  • Lucy Perkins – violin 2
  • Niamh McGowan – violin 2
  • Siofra Grant – violin 2
  • Marian Power – violin 2
  • Chris Quaid – violin 2
  • Robert Mahon – violin 2
  • Lisanne M – viola
  • Aine O'Neill – viola
  • Richard Hadwin – viola
  • Lisa Dowdall – viola
  • Craig Pecherek – viola
  • Carla Vedres – viola
  • Karen Derv – viola
  • Margaret Lynch – viola
  • Niamh Roach – viola
  • David Kenny – viola
  • Fergal Durnin – viola
  • Anthony Mullholand – viola
  • Martin Johnson – cello
  • Yue Tang – cello
  • Polly Ballard – cello
  • Gerald Peregrine – cello
  • Una Ni Cannaig – cello
  • Delia Lynch – cello
  • Siobhan Lynch – cello
  • Michelle Mason – cello
  • Contrabass: Seamus Doyle – contrabass
  • Liam Wylie – contrabass
  • Helen Morgan – contrabass
  • Gareth Hopkins – contrabass
  • Jenny Gaffney – contrabass
  • Sarah Halpin – contrabass
  • Paul Stephens – contrabass
  • Geraldine O'Doherty – concert harp
  • John O'Brien – Uilleann pipes and Whistles
  • Piano & Celesta: Gavin Murphy – piano and celesta
  • Bill Shanley – acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Smyth – acoustic guitar
  • Noel Eccles – percussion
  • James Dunne – percussion
  • Oliver Taylor – timpani
  • Aimee Farrell-Courtney – bodhrán
  • David McCune – additional recording and editing
  • Tim Martin – orchestra recording
  • Mark Thomas Dwyer – orchestra recording
  • Ciaran Byrne – orchestra recording
  • Tim Martin – choir recording
  • Rachel Conlan – choir recording
  • Andy Walter – mastering

Tour, promotional and production

  • Méav Ní Mhaolchatha – vocal director
  • John Giddings – tour agent
  • Louisa Teather – tour agent
  • Solo – tour agent
  • Jonathan Mochwald – US tour promoter
  • Madstone – US tour promoter
  • Synan O'Mahony – dress designer
  • Rhona Kelly – style director
  • Caroline Nesbitt – sleeve design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–18) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 34
US Top Classical Albums (Billboard)[8] 1
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[9] 17
US World Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

This was the first Celtic Woman album to appear on the Billboard Classical Albums chart. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Biz Classical Crossover chart.[11]

The album appeared on the Billboard World Albums chart for 48 consecutive weeks. As of December 27, 2017, the album had spent 53 weeks on the chart, including 14 weeks at No. 1.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hi All, I wanted to let you know of a... – Celtic Woman Tour | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Just two more days until our new album,... – Celtic Woman Tour | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Don't miss out on your chance for great... – Celtic Woman Tour | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  4. ^ Celtic Woman, Voices Of Angels, retrieved 2016-11-25 
  5. ^ Celtic Woman, Voices Of Angels, retrieved 2017-01-02 
  6. ^ Celtic Woman Limited, Liner Notes, Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels. Manhattan Records. 2016. CD.
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (Top Classical Albums)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Celtic Woman Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  12. ^ "Celtic Woman - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.