Recently I decided to embrace my cheesy side. For years I have loved listening to Celtic music when I’m stressed out, starting out with the amazing Enya. My brother would get annoyed when I listened to Enya and one day he said to me ‘Aren’t you relaxed enough yet!’.
After my mission I got introduced to the group Celtic Woman. This is the Celtic version of a boy/girl band but I LOVE it! Its so peaceful and while admittedly cheesy its calming and beautiful. While watching their Believe PBS concert the fundraisers mentioned a concert for Celtic Woman coming to SLC. On a whim I decided to go for it. It’d been a while since I’d been to a concert and figured I could find a friend to go with me.
The concert ended up being tonight and I went with my friend Jill. It was a lot of fun and something different to spice up life. I thoroughly enjoyed myself- a night full of beautiful music and despite the cheesy lighting it was great!
Over the years the women in Celtic Woman have changed but the amazing singer Chloe Agnew and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt have remained constant. Their numbers were definitely the highlights of the night. Chloe is just a stunning talent. They had a broadway medley and her singing I Dreamed a Dream was awesome.
Other highlights were Ave Maria and Danny Boy. Here are 2 videos I took. Please just listen because the video is shaky. I just can’t seem to keep my hand still enough while shooting video.
I love going to concerts. There is just something about live entertainment that never gets old. I think my ideal date is a guy thinking of cool concert and planning it out. That would be awesome!
7 thoughts on “Celtic Woman”
I saw Celtic Woman on Saturday; it was my fourth time seeing them, but the show was just as great as always. Sure, they’re over the top (as you noted), but I love them for it. Was it your first time seeing them live?
Yes it was my first time seeing them and I was so impressed- especially with the fiddler and Chloe. In a world of auto-tuners and manufactured talents, so refreshing to see a great show, with real talent. Was there a good turn out where you went? Not great in SLC which surprised me. A lot of empty seats.
There was a pretty good turnout in Los Angeles, though I did notice some empty seats, especially at the extreme sides of the theater. But the audience was certainly enthusiastic, which made up for the empty seats. I’ve always maintained that listening to Celtic Woman is great, but you can’t get the full CW experience unless you see them live (or watch one of their DVDs). This is especially true for Mairead – I don’t think there’s another fiddler like her anywhere. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience!
Our audience was also very enthusiastic which does make a huge difference. I find that true for almost any artist (a few exceptions- Jack Johnson for one, terrible live). I look forward to seeing them again someday. (Honestly just getting out of the house and doing something different is a victory in my book.
I’ve enjoyed CELTIC WOMAN since their first P.B.S. special and Lisa Kelly’s interview. I like ’em all…one of the few groups of women my wife will let me watch. And yes, I sing along, too!
I love that. Keep singing! They are so talented. I look forward to the Christmas special every year.