Seven time Billboard #1 World Artist Celtic Woman has just announced that they will be returning Down Under by popular demand for their second Australian tour in Jan 2014. The Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman announced today they have invited fifty of the Australian Girls Choir’s brightest stars to join them on their tour of Australia. This is an added bonus for fans and is sure to be a vocal and performance spectacular not to be missed.
Celtic Woman has sold 7 million albums worldwide (and 3 million concert tickets)…and are a multi-platinum selling act in Australia. Their current release Believe peaked at #3 on the ARIA DVD chart…and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Classical Chart.
The group was created in 2004 by David Downes, former Musical Director of the Irish stage show Riverdance, Celtic Woman combines the talents of four gifted Irish women – vocalists Mairead Carlin, Lisa Lambe and Susan McFadden (sister of Australia’s favourite adopted son – Brian McFadden), and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.
Celtic Woman has won a dedicated and loyal audience, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sell-out crowds. They’ve been described by the Associated Press as “Magnificently performed” and “Breathlessly dramatic!” by the Boston Globe.
Combining the sounds and sensibility of Irish traditional music with memorable original compositions and contemporary pop standards, the 2013 tour boasts an exciting new stage production and the return of such enduring fan favourites as “You Raise Me Up” and “Orinoco Flow.”
Music Reporter Matt Shaw
The Brisbane Show for ‘Celtic Women World Tour 2014’ is January 12th at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.