Celtic Woman (album)

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Celtic Woman
Studio album by Celtic Woman
Released March 1, 2005
Genre Celtic, New Age, Adult Contemporary, Classical
Language English, Irish, Latin, Italian
Label Manhattan
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Celtic Woman is the eponymous debut album of the singing group Celtic Woman. The members of the group were first featured on a PBS musical special of the same name. With the help of the said special, Celtic Woman reached #1 on the World Music charts within weeks and remained there for a record 86 weeks. The astonishing success led the group's musical director, David Downes, to adopt the title 'Celtic Woman' as their permanent name. Since then, Celtic Woman have toured the United States and Japan. The album was performed by vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Órla Fallon, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.
The album was certified Gold in August 2005 (for sales of 500,000), and Platinum in December 2006 (for sales of 1,000,000), by the RIAA.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Last Rose of Summer (Intro) / Walking in the Air"   Chloë Agnew 04:22
2. "May It Be"   Lisa Kelly 03:47
3. "Isle of Inisfree"   Órla Fallon (harp by Órla Fallon) 03:28
4. "Danny Boy"   Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 03:26
5. "One World"   Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 03:50
6. "Ave Maria"   Chloë Agnew (harp by Órla Fallon) 02:56
7. "Send Me a Song"   Lisa Kelly 04:23
8. "Siúil A Rún (Walk My Love)"   Órla Fallon 03:17
9. "Orinoco Flow"   Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 03:32
10. "Someday"   Chloë Agnew 04:22
11. "She Moved Thru' the Fair"   Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 03:31
12. "Nella Fantasia"   Chloë Agnew 03:42
13. "The Butterfly"   Máiréad Nesbitt 03:02
14. "Harry's Game"   Órla Fallon 02:32
15. "The Soft Goodbye"   Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 03:59
16. "You Raise Me Up"   Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 04:34
17. "The Ashoken Farewell / The Contradiction" (Bonus Live Track) Máiréad Nesbitt 04:10
18. "Sí Do Mhaimeo í (The Wealthy Widow)" (Bonus Live Track) Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha 02:13


The Performers:

  • Chloë Agnew (vocals)
  • Lisa Kelly (vocals)
  • Meav Ni Mhaolchatha (vocals)
  • Orla Fallon (vocals, harp)
  • Mairead Nesbitt (violin/fiddle)

The Irish Film Orchestra was recorded at Slane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Directed by John Page.

Celtic Woman Band:

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

The Aontas Choir was recorded at Powerscourt Studios, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Directed by Rosemary Collier.
All songs arranged by David Downes.


  1. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-09.