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PREVIEW: Celtic Woman – Voices of Angels Tour

Tara McNeill, Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, and Éabha McMahon of Celtic Woman. Photo by Naomi Gaffey.

This week the Orpheum Theatre presents Celtic Woman, the musical phenomenon that has created 11 albums and more than 10 million records sold over the past 12 years. Conceived by David Downes (a former musical director of Riverdance), David Kavanagh, and Sharon Browne, the trio auditioned singers and musicians before selecting the original members of Celtic Woman.

The group has undertaken several world tours over the years appearing before four million fans. The upcoming concert is part of the group’s “Voices of Angels World Tour” to promote its recently released album of the same name. Celtic Woman’s music celebrates a mixture of traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs such “My Heart will Go On,” the theme song from the movie Titanic.

This musical group has had varying membership over the years. Its current membership consists of four women, Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and violinist Tara McNeill.

After the group’s recent performance in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Cincy Arts Guide wrote: “The entire performance delivers a cadence that hits all the correct notes, taking you high, low and everywhere in-between whilst engaging you in robust story-telling that brings each song to life in a way that stirs you own memories and emotions.”

Celtic Women will appear for one night only at the Orpheum Theatre on June 13, 2017. 

 

Bev Wolfe
Bev Wolfe is a Staff Reviewer at the Twin Cities Arts Reader. She is an attorney and avid theatre fan who has written theatre reviews for local publications since 2008. She is also an Ivey Awards evaluator.
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