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CelticThunder VOYAGE takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic andIrish music, from old and traditional standards such as Lagan Love and Maid of Culmore to more contemporary, modern Irish songs, Past The Point of Rescue, Ride On and All Day Long, stopping at lively ensembles Galway Girl and attribute to the Clancy Brothers in the Clancy Brother Medley along the way. VOYAGE also offers soulful ballads in Scorn Not His Simplicity and Kindred Spirits, and love songs such as the classic Black is the Color and the Maid of Culmore to run the gamut of Irish music.
Voyage is the 6th Public Television special for Celtic Thunder and the shows' 7th DVD release.
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1. Atmos, Druids, Deas Meus
3. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
4. The Dutchman
5. Jigs & Reels
6. Lagan Love
7. Black Is the Color
8. Over the Rainbow
9. Maid of Culmore
10. Girls, Girls, Girls
11. Red Rose Cafe
12. Kindred Spirits
13. Clancy Bros Medley
(I'll Tell Me Ma, Courtin' in the Kitchen, Irish Rover)
14. Past the Point of Rescue
15. Ride on
16. All Day Long
17. The Galway Girl
Second, here are the perfomers.
Four of the establshed singers are in this concert.
Two have left the group and are not in this concert.
One new singer has been added.
And there is one special guest singer who is very young and extremely talented.
The first song is in Latin, the second song is in Irish, and the fifth song is a jig. All the rest is in English, with at least one performed in an older, but clearly understandable, form of English. It's a very nice concert, but it's edited to last about 56 minutes, so it's a little short and it felt a little incomplete and truncated. I would have loved to see and hear a few more songs, especially from Mr. Donaldson.
[Update: March 12, 2012]
[Other reviewers have compared the DVD to the PBS special. I watched Boston's PBS special a couple of days ago, and the PBS concert does contain quite a few more songs than the DVD. Plus, the TV special was in high definition with excellent sound and much better picture quality in comparison to the DVD. Still, the DVD looks and sounds good and I enjoyed it.]
Why not chose a different song than "Over the Rainbow" (it's been done, done, done) for the youngest singer, Daniel Furlong. Neil's performances shine in this DVD, George played less of a role, Keith sings the Dutchman again (but well) and a new upbeat song, Emmet has a fine young voice, Ryan sings two songs done before ("Black is the Color" and "Ride On").
Was this production put together quickly?
What was it lacking?
Fresh material. More performances as a group.
3/6 Two more repeats - I don't have The Storm DVD, but have learned that "Lagan Love", was performed previously on Storm and "Galway Girl" on a previous CD. So, while I enjoy the group, it really seems a disservice to their fans by promoting new product that isn't, well...new product.
The DVD release that came out at the end of February 2012 is just Part 1. Part 2 will come out in the fall of 2012 with the rest of the songs from the concert. Why not just make it a 2-disc set? Well, check out Sharon Browne's blog on the Celtic Thunder web site. Sorry I can't put the link here. I tried twice, and apparently Amazon blocks that sort of thing, so just Google "Sharon Browne blog", and it will show up at the top of the list of choices. Then look for her blog comments titled "VOYAGE - DVD's vs TV show - March 14, 2012". There she gives a full explanation of what's going on. It has to do with copyright law. She mentioned keeping DVDs at about an hour in length to avoid problems. She also said that a standard USA CD is 12 songs as compared to 16 in Europe. I guess they can have more than the standard 12 cuts, as evidenced by the fact that all of their CDs to date have more than 12 cuts.
(1) As I was watching the PBS airing of Voyage, I heard The Irish Rover (part of a medley?), but it doesn't appear to be on the new Voyage CD that I just sampled on Amazon. George also sang Red Rose Cafe on the Voyage PBS show, but that song is not on the Voyage CD. However, it is on the Heritage CD (but not the Heritage DVD), which leads to my next comment.
(2) It is a confusing and very annoying practice that songs missing from a particular Celtic Thunder DVD may appear on either a past or a future CD of a different title. The same is true regarding songs missing from a CD appearing on another DVD. The only way to get all the songs in both formats is to just buy all the CDs and all the DVDs.Read more ›
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I love this specific grouping of Celtic Thunder! Their voices are wonderful, and they put on such entertaining concerts. Got to see this one live and it was incredible.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Always a good performance from Celtic Thunder, a little hard to understand the words at time.Published 3 months ago by Walter M. Daniels
Great group, love to watch them, Discovered them on PBS several years ago.Published 5 months ago by catmom