Celtic Woman release sixth album Believe
Internationally acclaimed vocal phenomenon Celtic Woman is releasing their sixth new project, BELIEVE, an enchanting studio album and companion live concert DVD. Celtic Woman the all-female singing sensation featuring vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt performing classic Irish songs, timeless pop anthems, and inspirational songs with their signature Celtic Woman twist, under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes.
The live concert DVD was filmed for the first time in America in front of some of their most loyal fans during two sold-out nights at The Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) in Sept 2011. Directed by Emmy-nominated Ryan Polito, BELIEVE: LIVE is a free-flowing cinematic experience that puts the viewer front and center, in the middle of the magic of a Celtic Woman performance; with a dazzling array of visual and musical effects including a 20-piece orchestra, 7-piece Celtic Woman Band, 16-piece Atlanta Bag Pipe Band; lush vocal harmonies from a 10-piece Aontas Choir, 30-member children’s choir as well as a world-champion Irish dancer, formerly a lead performer in Riverdance all serving as the backdrop to the grace and beauty of Celtic Woman.
Celtic Woman debuted on Public Television in March 2005 where they quickly emerged as a top attraction for the network. BELIEVE enters the music market at the pinnacle of Celtic Woman’s illustrious career of genre-defining, multi-Platinum-selling projects: Celtic Woman, A Christmas Celebration, A New Journey, The Greatest Journey and Songs From The Heart. Celtic Woman has an adoring fanbase with more than six million CDs/DVDs and over two million concert tickets sold worldwide. Each of Celtic Woman’s past project releases debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart.
Last week Celtic Woman proudly announced that West End musical stage star Susan McFadden will join them for the “Believe” 60-city North American tour. Susan joins the group as founding member Lisa Kelly is expecting her fourth child.
“I have followed Celtic Woman’s success over the years,” says Susan, “and am delighted and honored to have been asked to be part of something so special. I can’t wait to tour with ‘Believe’ and perform with Mairead, Lisa and Chloe.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Susan McFadden as our newest Celtic Woman,” says Emmy nominated musical director David Downes.
“I’ve been following Susan’s stellar career for years and am delighted to finally have the opportunity to work with her. She will make a wonderful addition to the Celtic Woman show. Our new BELIEVE tour is going to be an enthralling live stage production featuring the incredible Chloe, Lisa, Mairead and now the inspiring voice of our newest member Susan.”