May 2018 - Let Us Entertain You: Celtic Women
Celtic Woman, the multi-platinum international music sensation, is returning with a brand new live show for an extensive North American tour beginning Spring 2018 and is making a stop at Popejoy Hall. The much-anticipated concert, ‘Homecoming,’ will play in more than 90 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast-to-coast.
Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, the Grammy winning group, Celtic Woman, combines the finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. From the debut, Celtic Woman has touched the hearts of a huge global audience. Now with Homecoming, Celtic Woman brings the next chapter of an extraordinary musical journey. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today, and tomorrow - continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.
Celtic Woman is comprised of four young Irish women—dynamic vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and the group's newest member, gifted violinist Tara McNeill—whose performing skills bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments, including bodhran, tin whistle, bouzouki and Uilleann pipes.
Following its debut on PBS in 2005, Celtic Woman has achieved massive success encompassing twelve chart-topping albums, nine DVDs, and nine public television specials leading to sales of over ten million albums, with platinum success in nine countries. Each of the twelve CDs—including 2016’s Voices of Angels—has reached #1 on Billboard's World Albums chart. The group has been named Billboard Magazine’s #1 World Albums Artist six times. As a touring powerhouse, the group has performed for over four million fans across 24 countries and six continents, with an especially devoted following in America. With a repertoire that encompasses traditional Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and originals, their shows are renowned as high-quality entertainment with exceptional musical performances and stunning visual productions, enthralling audiences of all ages.
Celtic Woman will be performing at Popejoy Hall on May 22nd. Tickets are available at http://popejoypresents.com/events/celtic-woman-homecoming-tour or by calling UNM Ticketing at (505) 925-5858.