For generations, the people of Ireland have shared stories of triumph, heartache, dreams and fears through their enchanting songs.
The centuries-old ballads have touched the hearts of audiences throughout the world, bringing a piece of Ireland and a glimpse into its history.
Celtic Woman brings their Grammy-nominated take on traditional Irish music to Savannah on Tuesday, March 10, part of a massive North American tour celebrating the group’s 15th anniversary.
The show is a collection of the group’s favorite songs through the years which made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history, earning 12 consecutive Billboard number one songs with more than 10 million albums sold.
The Celebration Tour will see Celtic Woman bringing their traditional Irish music to nearly 90 North American cities this year, transporting listeners to the green countryside of the Emerald Isle.
The group features four female soloists singing in harmony, including Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp, who weaves her captivating playing style around the enchanting voices of Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh.
McNeill began playing the violin at age eight and says she admired the group for years before being asked to join in 2016 as the group’s first multi-instrumentalist. She brings a love for Irish violin and harp with an impressive and charming vocal range.
“It’s an absolute joy to be up on stage as a Celtic Woman every night,” McNeill shared. “But there is also a responsibility to keep the group growing and evolving to keep the legacy alive.”
Celtic Woman’s four singers are joined by a lively band of pipers, drummers, traditional step-dancers and additional backing vocalists, combining to form a layered and rich musical journey.
“We have traditional Irish music, classical music and musical theater all fused together to make our unique Celtic woman experience,” McNeill added. “You’ll be clapping one minute and transported back to Ireland the next!”
The group says their music celebrates Ireland’s deep roots and cultural heritage, combining alluring musical talent with powerful stage production offering a memorable live concert experience.
Celtic Woman promises to transport crowds to Ireland with their haunting renditions of of “Orinoco Flow,” the energetic rally of “Teir Abhaile Riu,” their popular uplifting anthem “You Raise me Up,” the entrancing harmonies of Irish ballad, “Danny Boy, and a rousing version of “Amazing Grace” backed by traditional bagpipes. It’s an experience for Irish enthusiasts and newcomers alike, featuring a night of rich storytelling and memorable melodies.
“Our show incorporates many different musical styles so there is something for everyone, no matter what your taste or your age!” McNeill added.
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