Celtic Woman (album)

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Celtic Woman
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 2005
RecordedSeptember 2004
GenreCeltic, new-age, adult contemporary, classical
LanguageEnglish, Irish, Latin, Italian
LabelManhattan
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman
(2005)
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration
(2006)

Celtic Woman is the eponymous debut album of Irish singing group Celtic Woman. The members of the group were first featured on a PBS[clarification needed] 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 81 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.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Last Rose of Summer (Intro) / Walking in the Air"Chloë Agnew04:22
2."May It Be"Lisa Kelly03:47
3."Isle of Inisfree"Órla Fallon (harp by Órla Fallon)03:28
4."Danny Boy"Méav Ní Mhaolchatha03:26
5."One World"Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha03:50
6."Ave Maria"Chloë Agnew (harp by Orla Fallon)02:56
7."Send Me a Song"Lisa Kelly04:23
8."Siúil A Rún (Walk My Love)"Órla Fallon03:17
9."Orinoco Flow"Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha03:32
10."Someday"Chloë Agnew04:22
11."She Moved Thru' the Fair"Méav Ní Mhaolchatha03:31
12."Nella Fantasia"Chloë Agnew03:42
13."The Butterfly"Máiréad Nesbitt03:02
14."Harry's Game"Órla Fallon02:32
15."The Soft Goodbye"Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha03:59
16."You Raise Me Up"Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha04:34
17."The Ashoken Farewell / The Contradiction" (Bonus Live Track)Máiréad Nesbitt04:10
18."Sí Do Mhaimeo í (The Wealthy Window)" (Bonus Live Track)Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha02:13
19."Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" (Only on the Live Concert)Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Mairead NesbittN/A

DVD Tour Setlist[edit]

  1. "The Last Rose of Summer(intro)/Walking in the Air"
  2. "Danny Boy"
  3. "The Butterfly"
  4. "Siúil A Rúin"
  5. "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"
  6. "May it Be"
  7. "Isle of Innisfree"
  8. "Ave Maria"
  9. "Sí Do Mhaimeo í"
  10. "My Lagan Love"
  11. "Somewhere"
  12. "The Soft Goodbye"
  13. "She Moved Thru the Fair"
  14. "Send Me a Song"
  15. "Someday"
  16. "I dreamt I dwelt In Marble Halls"
  17. "Orinoco Flow"
  18. "The Ashoken Farewell/The Contradiction"
  19. "Harry's Game"
  20. "Nella Fantasia"
  21. "One World"
  22. "You Raise Me Up"

The Show Tour Setlist[edit]

  1. "The Sky and The Dawn and The Sun"
  2. "May It Be"
  3. "The Butterfly"
  4. "Danny Boy"
  5. "Someday"
  6. "Orinoco Flow"
  7. "Siuil a Run"
  8. "Granuaile's Dance"
  9. "The Blessing"
  10. "Si Do Mhaimeo I"
  11. "One World"
  12. "Ave Maria"
  13. "My Lagan Love/Somewhere"
  14. "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"
  15. "Mo Ghile Mear"
  • Intermission
  1. "Walking in the Air"
  2. "Harry's Game"
  3. "She Moved Through the Fair"
  4. "Shooting Star"
  5. "Send Me a Song"
  6. "The Soft Goodbye"
  7. "Nella Fantasia"
  8. "At the Ceili"
  9. "Ashoken Farewell/The Contradiction"
  10. "The Voice"
  11. "Isle of Inisfree"
  12. "Sing Out"
  13. "You Raise Me Up"

Personnel[edit]

Information is taken from Liner Notes[2]

Celtic Woman members:

  • Chloë Agnew (lead vocals- tracks 1, 5-6, 10, 12, 15-16, 19), (All vocals- 1, 6, 12)
  • Lisa Kelly (lead vocals- tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 15-16), (All vocals- 7)
  • Meav Ni Mhaolchatha (lead vocals- tracks 4-5, 9, 11, 15-16, 18-19)
  • Orla Fallon (vocals, harp) (tracks 3, 5, 8-9, 14, 16, 19)
  • Mairead Nesbitt (violin/fiddle) (tracks 13, 16-18, 19)

The Irish Film Orchestra was recorded at Slane Studios, Dublin, Ireland. (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-12, 14-16)
Orchestra Conducted by John Page. (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-12, 14-16)

Celtic Woman's Backing Band:

  • Keyboards (tracks 1, 5, 8-9), Piano (7, 13, 15-17), Whistle (1, 7), Celesta (10), Harpsichord (12), Low Whistle (15) : David Downes
  • Bodhran Drums (track 17), Percussion (5, 8-9, 11, 13, 15-16, 18) : Ray Fean, & Robbie Casserly
  • Guitars: Des Moore (tracks 5, 8, 10, 12, 15-16)
  • Bagpipes (tracks 9, 16), Uilleann pipes (9, 16), Low Whistle (14) : John O'Brien
  • Bass Guitar: Eoghan O'Neill (tracks 1, 5, 7-11, 13, 15-16)
  • Percussion: Andrew Boland (track 13)
  • Bagpipes: Anthony Byrne

The Aontas Choir was recorded at Powerscourt Studios, County Wicklow, Ireland. (tracks 2, 4-5, 8-11, 14-16, 18)
Choir Directed by Rosemary Collier. (tracks 2, 4-5, 8-11, 14-16, 18)
All songs arranged by David Downes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  2. ^ Celtic Woman. "Celtic Woman". EMI/Manhattan. 2004.