Homecoming – Live from Ireland

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Celtic Woman: Homecoming Live from Ireland
"Celtic Woman: Homecoming - Live from Ireland" album cover
Live album / Video by
Released26 January 2018 (2018-01-26)
Recorded2 September 2017 (2017-09-02), 3Arena
GenreCeltic, vocal
LabelManhattan Records, Universal Music Group
ProducerDave Kavanagh, Shane McDonnell
Celtic Woman chronology
The Best of Christmas
(2017)
Celtic Woman: Homecoming Live from Ireland
(2018)
Ancient Land
(2018)

Celtic Woman: Homecoming - Live from Ireland is the first full-length live album and tenth DVD by the group Celtic Woman, released worldwide on 26 January 2018 by Manhattan Records.[1]

Background[edit]

The music from the album was taken from the DVD.[2] The album is the second released by the group to consist entirely of live tracks. Celtic Woman: O Christmas Tree also consisted entirely of live tracks, taken from the DVD release of Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas.[3][4][5]

On 20 April 2017 Celtic Woman announced a special performance of the Voices of Angels World Tour on 2 September 2017 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. It was confirmed in July 2017 that the show would be recorded as the group's next concert DVD and PBS special.[6][7][8]

The music was produced, arranged, and orchestrated by Gavin Murphy. The lead vocalists in the concert are Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon and instrumentalist Tara McNeill. The DVD is the first to feature McNeill as a lead performer. McNeill appeared in the group's previous DVD, Celtic Woman: Destiny, as a harpist in the band, and performed both the violin and harp during Homecoming - Live From Ireland. This is the first time a lead instrumentalist of the group performed more than one instrument on one of the group's DVDs.

The concert features the Orchestra of Ireland and The Celtic Voices Choir. The concert also features guest singer Anabel Sweeney, who won a competition in Ireland to perform at the concert.[9][10][2]

Celtic Woman: Homecoming - Live From Ireland aired on PBS stations in the United States starting in November 2017. The television specials consist of a subset of the tracks available on the DVD. Both the CD and DVD were available through PBS pledge drives prior to their official release.[11] The concert special debuted on television in Ireland on 1 January 2018.[12]

Track listing[edit]

CD [2][13][14]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Homecoming Lament" 2:02
2."Mo Ghile Mear (My Gallant Star)"Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon, Tara McNeill4:09
3."My Heart Will Go On"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill4:26
4."Across The World"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill4:26
5."Walk Beside Me"Carlin4:13
6."Dulaman"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill3:39
7."Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears"McMahon3:52
8."Danny boy"Anabel Sweeney3:43
9."Westering Home"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill, Sweeney4:10
10."Amazing Grace"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill3:49
11."For the Love of a Princess"McFadden3:30
12."Ave Maria"McMahon4:21
13."Water Under the Bridge"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill4:07
14."The Voice"The Celtic Woman band3:03
15."Ard Ui Chuain/Sadhbh Ni Bhruinnealaigh"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill4:13
16."Time to Say Goodbye"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill5:05
17."You Raise Me Up"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon, McNeill4:09
18."The Kesh Inn"Carlin, McFadden, McMahon5:44
19."The Parting Glass"  

Notes

  • Track 13 orchestrated by Paul Campbell.[2]


Tour Setlists[edit]

DVD 2017

Act 1

  1. "Homecoming/Mo Ghile Mear"-(All)
  2. "My Heart Will Go On"-(All)
  3. "Across the World"-(Tara)
  4. "Walk Beside Me"-(All)
  5. "Dulaman"-(Mairead)
  6. "She Moved Through The Fair"-(Susan)
  7. "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears"-(Eabha)
  8. "Danny Boy"-(All)
  9. "Fields of Gold"-(Anabel)
  10. "Westering Home"-(All & Anabel) - Gown change

Intermission - 2nd Gown change

Act 2

  1. "Amazing Grace"-(Eabha, Mairead, & Susan)
  2. "For the Love of a Princess"-(Tara)
  3. "Ave Maria"-(Mairead)
  4. "Water Under the Bridge"-(All)
  5. "Ard Uí Chuain"-(Eabha)
  6. "Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh"-(All)
  7. "The Voice"-(Susan)
  8. "Time to Say Goodbye"-(All)
  9. "You Raise Me Up"-(All)
  10. "The Kesh Inn (Instrumental)"
  11. "Teir Abhaile Riu"-(All)
  12. "The Parting Glass"-(All)



Additional Tour Setlist[edit]

2018

Act 1

  1. "Homeland"-(All)
  2. "Mo Ghile Mear"-(All)
  3. "My Heart Will Go On"-(All)
  4. "She Moved Through The Fair"-(Alex)h
  5. "Ard Ui Chuain"-(Eabha)
  6. "Dulaman"-(Mairead)
  7. "Amazing Grace"-(Alex, Eabha, & Mairead)
  8. "Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh"-(All)
  9. "May It Be"-(Eabha)
  10. "Across the World"-(Tara)
  11. "Danny Boy"-(All) - Ceili dresses
  12. "Ballroom of Romance"-(All)

Intermission - Gown change

Act 2

  1. "You Raise Me Up"-(All)
  2. "A Long Journey Home"-(All)
  3. "For the Love of a Princess"-(Tara)
  4. "Nella Fantasia"-(Mairead)
  5. "Walk Beside Me"-(All)
  6. "From a Distance"-(Alex)
  7. "Wild Mountain Side"-(Eabha)
  8. "Time to Say Goodbye"-(Mairead)
  9. "Going Home"-(All)
  10. "The Kesh Inn (Instrumental)"
  11. "Teir Abhaile Riu"-(All)
  12. "The Parting Glass"-(All)

Personnel[edit]

Per the liner notes.[2]

Celtic Woman Band

  • Ray Fean – percussion
  • Caitriona Frost – percussion
  • Tommy Buckley – guitar
  • Anthony Byrne – bagpipes
  • Darrah Murphy – uilleann pipes

Special guest

  • Anabel Sweeney – vocals

Production

  • Gavin Murphy – musical direction
  • Méav Ní Mhaolchatha – vocal direction
  • Tim Martin – recording and mixing
  • Andy Walter – mastering
  • Caroline Nesbitt, Designedly – design, art direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[15] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digital, Granite. "Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Live from Ireland DVD - PRE-ORDER". www.celticwoman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e Celtic Woman Limited, Liner Notes, Celtic Woman: Homecoming - Live from Ireland. UMG Recordings, Inc. 2017. CD.
  3. ^ Homecoming – Live from Ireland by Celtic Woman on Apple Music, 2018-01-19, retrieved 2018-01-14
  4. ^ Digital, Granite. "Celtic Woman - O Christmas Tree". www.celticwoman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  5. ^ "O Christmas Tree". cw-ct.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  6. ^ "Celtic Woman". 3Arena. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  7. ^ (hello@dublinconcerts.ie), Dublin Concerts. "Celtic Woman at 3Arena, 2 September 2017". www.dublinconcerts.ie. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  8. ^ "Win! A chance to sing on stage with Celtic Woman!". RTE.ie. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  9. ^ "Wicklow singer to join Celtic Woman at 3Arena". RTE.ie. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  10. ^ "Final three revealed for Celtic Woman Voices Of Angels". RTE.ie. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  11. ^ "Celtic Woman, Homecoming – Live from Ireland DVD & CD - Pledge". secure.wttw.com. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  12. ^ Digital, Granite. "NEW Celtic Woman TV Special to premiere on Irish Television". www.celticwoman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  13. ^ Celtic Woman, Homecoming – Live From Ireland, retrieved 2018-01-14
  14. ^ "shop.pbs.org/celtic-woman-homecoming-live-from-ireland-dvd/product/CWHC401". shop.pbs.org. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  15. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 2 February 2018". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 February 2018.