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Celtic Woman on PBS
on December 5, 2011
Well, I finally got to see Celtic Woman's new show, "Believe" on PBS. I really liked it! It was a great show that's beautifully done.
The dvd of "Believe" is viewable, not as bad as I thought it would be. I'm not an expert, as some viewers are, when they say it's not clear. I'm hoping they'll present us with a blue ray next time. There's always hope...
I do miss the beautiful Celtic Women, Lynn, Alex, Maeve and Orla, but these three ladies, Lisa K, Lisa L. and Chloe did a magnificent job. Mairead takes fiddle playing to a whole new level and is always a joy to watch.
Lisa Lambe, the new Celtic Woman, has a beautiful voice, blending well with Lisa Kelly and Chloë Agnew. They sang some popular Irish songs, along with the old classics. I'm blown away by how these three amazing singers with Mairead's fiddle playing kept the show going without any feelings of something is amiss.
I loved how Mairead played "The Foxhunter and "Mná na hÉireann",("Women of Ireland). The dresses were so beautiful! Love the bagpipes, there's more of them this time. A Riverdance Irish Tap Dancer, Michael Gallagher. is also in this show which makes it an added appeal, especially when he taps when Mairead plays "Mná na hÉireann". Very cute and entertaining!
"Believe" is filmed for the first time in America at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. So, paying tribute to this charming theatre that's so famous for its broadway musicals, Chloe and Lisa Kelly sang, "I Dreamed a Dream". Lisa Lambe sang, "Circle of Life", who is joined later by Chloe and Lisa with the back-up group of singers. Very beautifully done!
I loved it when Lisa and Chloe sing "The World Falls Away" and Lisa Lambe joins in at the end, all three skip across the stage to finish the song These four Celtic Woman give high entertainment which makes you want to sing along.
I loved Lisa Lambe's "A Spaceman Came Traveling". She puts her all into the song and is not afraid to move around on the stage. Her dress flowed as she danced and twirled to this song.
Chloe's "Ave Maria" was resung by her more matured voice, and she did another amazing job. She didn't do too bad at age fifteen either when she sang another style of this song.
Lisa again gave it her all when she sang "Follow on" and "The Water is Wide. She still my favorite and will always be.
Here is a list of songs that will be on the dvd or the cd of "Believe".
*1."Awakening"--Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lisa Lambe with Máiréad Nesbitt (Opening song)
*2."Nocturne" sung by Chloe Agnew accompanied by Mairead. (A winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995)
*3."Sailing" sung by Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe accompanied by Maraid Nesbitt.
*4."The Foxhunter" played by Mairead Nesbitt which was very entertaining!
*5."The Water is Wide" sung by Lisa Kelly accompanied by Mairead Nesbitt (This is a folk song of Scottish or English origin.)
*6."Bridge Over Troubled Water" sung by Kelly, Agnew, Lambe with the choir,'The Gwinnett Young Singers'. (This is a Paul Simon's song, he wrote it)
*7."Black is the Colour" sung by Lisa Lambe (A Scottish folk song)
*8."Follow On" sung by Lisa Kelly
*9."Ave Maria (Schubert)" sung by Chloe Agnew
*10."Téir Abhaile Riú" sung and danced by Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe with Mairead Nesbitt and Michael Gallagher with his Irish tap.
*11."You'll Never Walk Alone" sung by Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe with Mairead Nesbitt and "The Gwinnett Young Singers".
*12."A Spaceman Came Travelling" sung by Lisa Lambe (A popular Christmas song in the UK)
*13.A tribute to Broadway sung by Lisa Kelly, Chloe and Lisa Lambe (Songs sung are "I Dreamed a Dream" & "Circle of Life"
*14."A Woman's Heart" sung by Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe (This is an Irish song composed by Elenor McEvoy.)
*15."The Parting Glass" sung by Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lisa Lambe with Mairead Nesbitt (This is a very popular Irish song and the last song they sung for this concert)
*16."Green Grow the Rushes" is sung by Chloe and Lisa Kelly. This is a Irish folk song sometimes sung as a Christmas Carol.
*17."The World Falls Away" sung by Chloe and Lisa Kelly with Lisa Lambe coming in at the end.
*18."Mná na hÉireann" is played by Mairead with Michael Gallagher joining in later.
*19."Smile" sung by Chloe, Lisa Kelly and Lisa Lambe with Mairead (Cappella)
*20."My Heart was Home Again" sung by Lisa K. and Lisa L.
*21."Walking the Night" sung by Chloe and Lisa L.
All I can say is, these are some amazing songs that Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe, Chloe and Mairead perform so well. It's well worth the money to see and listen to them whenever you want in the privacy of your own home.