Created by Composer and Musical Director David Downes and Executive Producer Dave Kavanagh in 2004, Celtic Woman's story has, from the very beginning, been one of overwhelming success. Between their self-titled debut, their Christmas CD 'A Christmas Celebration' and 'A New Journey' CD Celtic Woman has held the Number 1 position on the Billboard World Music Charts for a record-breaking 95 consecutive weeks. Their CDs and DVDs have gone platinum in the U.S. and South Africa, as well as going gold as far afield as Australia and Japan.
To date, they have completed several triumphantly successful U.S. tours, selling out such exalted venues as New York's Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall, Boston's Opera House and L.A.'s Greek Theatre. Celtic Woman's PBS special has also been a runaway hit, airing an incredible 3,400 times and 316 different PBS stations since its debut in March of 2005. They have also dazzled network television audiences with appearances on The Today Show with Regis & Kelly, The Megan Mullaly Show and on Brian Boitano's NBC Skating Spectacular on New Year's Day 2007.
The group's live TV special, A New Journey: Live at Slane Castle, premiered on December 6 2006 on PBS with more than 90% of all PBS stations on board to broadcast the special during the December pledge period, exceeding previous successes on PBS. The concert was filmed at Slane Castle, Co. Meath, on the banks of the Boyne River, the home of Ireland's ancient High Kings and the wellspring of Celtic culture.
The newest Celtic Woman tour, Songs from the Heart, has now ended in the States! This version showcases the talents, both in solos and ensemble pieces of Máiréad, Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, and Lisa Lambe. There are lots of new exciting numbers and some of the favorites that you all know and love, once again a fabulous new stage and lighting design, and beautiful gowns by the award winning Irish designer Synan O Mahony.
The newest DVD, Songs from the Heart, was recorded at the magnificent Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co. Wicklow, in July 2010.
See the 'recordings' section for a list of CDs and DVDs.
Celtic Woman's following in the United States - where they have performed in the White House to celebrate St. Patrick's Day,
is now being rivalled by the group's popularity in rest of the world. Tours in Japan, Europe, South Africa and Canada
have all been hugely successful. The numbers keep getting higher and the Celtic Woman name keeps getting bigger. Still,
despite the many recent triumphs for this uniquely Irish success story, the best is definitely yet to come...
click here for the Celtic Woman web site.
click here for tour dates.
Celtic Woman at the show Live with Regis and Kelly in New York on St. Patrick's Day 2010.
Click here for a YouTube clip.
Celtic Woman were honored to perform in Washington D.C. at the National Tree Lighting ceremony, held in front of the White House!
The event was broadcast on PBS TV on Dec. 4th, 2009!
The event was seen live online at www.thenationaltree.org on Dec. 3rd.
Also performing at the event were - Sheryl Crow, Common, Ray LaMontagne, Jordin Sparks, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau
Celtic Woman played for President Obama at the White House on Dec. 3rd.
Click here to see Celtic Woman at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony,
in front of the White House, Dec. 3rd, 2009
Click here to see an interview with Celtic Woman on Pentagon TV Command Performance, August 2009.
Click here for a YouTube clip of Celtic Woman performing "O, America" on The Today Show, July 5, 2009.
Click here for a YouTube clip of Celtic Woman appearing on Good Morning America, June 30, 2009.
Celtic Woman performed "You Raise me Up" on Dancing with the Stars on April 21st, 2009. Click here for a YouTube clip.
The Today Show, March 13th, 2009
Celtic Woman in the Life section of USA TODAY, March 17, 2009
click here for the Celtic Woman photo gallery.