Celtic Woman is an all-Irish female musical ensemble that was founded by Sharon Browne and David Downes. Celtic Woman was made up of five vocalists who had never performed together (Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Meav Ni Mhaolchatha. There was even a fiddler named Mairead Nesbitt. Like any other group, the lineup of Celtic Woman changed. By 2009 the group consisted of Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt. Since the group was created, Celtic Woman was able to release 8 albums, take on various world tours while accomplishing sales that exceeded 6 million records worldwide.
On September 15, 2004 the musical ensemble recorded their first album, Celtic Women, for PBS television at The Helix, Dublin, Ireland. After taping their first album, it reached #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart. Celtic Women, the album, broke Andera Bocelli’s long-standing record of chart-topping longevity on July 22 2006 by staying #1 for 81 weeks.
Their second album, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration was released on October 19, 2006. This album knocked their first album to number 2 on the World music Chart. After releasing their third album on January 30, 2007 it instantly hit the Billboard 200 at number 4 and the Billboard World Music chart at #1. As a result, their third album bumped their previous two down a notch.
Celtic Woman tour dates 2016 2017 U.S.
Celtic Woman has 11 concerts concerts scheduled in U.S. in 2016, playing cities like Red Bank, Newark, Providence, Lowell, Erie, Brooklyn, Rochester, Schenectady, Reading, University Park, Warren. The last time Celtic Woman played a show in U.S. was 2016, in Kalamazoo. Overall, Celtic Woman have played a total of 813 gigs in the country. If you’re a Celtic Woman fan, there are similar bands with concerts coming up like Loreena McKennitt, Celtic Thunder, Altan.
Past Celtic Woman gigs
|Sep 18, 2016||Carnival City - Big Top Arena||Johannesburg|
|Sep 17, 2016||Teatro at Montecasino||Johannesburg|
|Sep 16, 2016||Teatro at Montecasino||Johannesburg|
|Jul 02, 2016||Count Basie Theatre||Red Bank|
|Jul 01, 2016||Count Basie Theatre||Red Bank|
|Jun 30, 2016||New Jersey Performing Arts Center||Newark|
|Jun 29, 2016||Providence Performing Arts Center||Providence|
|Jun 28, 2016||Lowell Memorial Auditorium||Lowell|
|Jun 26, 2016||Warner Theatre||Erie|
|Jun 25, 2016||Casino Rama||Orillia|
|Jun 24, 2016||Casino Rama||Orillia|
|Jun 22, 2016||Kings Theatre||Brooklyn|
|Jun 21, 2016||Rochester Auditorium Theatre||Rochester|
|Jun 19, 2016||Proctors Theatre||Schenectady|
|Jun 18, 2016||Santander Arena & Santander Performing Arts Center||Reading|
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