Celtic Woman is a female Irish music ensemble founded and formed by David Kavanagh, former artistic director of the popular Irish theatrical show, Riverdance. The Celtic Woman ensemble was first staged in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1995 before moving to Dublin, Ireland.
The original musical group consisted of David Downes (vocals), Sharon Browne (violin), David Kavanagh (guitar), and David Kavanagh (keyboards). A variety of members from various parts of the world have also contributed to the Celtic Woman line-up, including a dancer and a conductor. Many of the members of the original group went on to form the highly acclaimed Celtic Rock band, The Shannon’s.
Today, The Celtic Woman performs in more than one country. In Europe, the group has performed at such prestigious venues as London’s O2 Academy and has also performed in several major European cities, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Cologne. They are now based in the United Kingdom. They are regularly booked in many local music venues and have a regular gig slot at the famous Belfast venue, the Belfast Fringe Festival. Their shows are often promoted by local radio and television stations.
The original band and the original repertoire consist of some songs, including “The Red Woman”, “The Long Walk Home “The Red Rose”. Many of these songs are written for solo performances, with some arrangements featuring vocals and backing tracks. Some of the music that the Celtic Woman ensemble performs today was composed years ago and has never been used in a live performance. These are generally those songs that have not yet been adapted to a live context and which are of interest to the audience, for example, songs written for children and Celtic songs.
There are many Celtic music festivals held in the United States, Canada, and Europe each year. One such festival is The Irish Festival in New York City. This festival is run by The Irish Canadian Cultural Center. Celtic Woman Concert Tickets are available at Ticket2concert.
The Celtic Woman is constantly playing at festivals around the world. The group is also invited to perform at various concerts throughout the United States. It is very rare for a Celtic Woman concert to be attended by mainstream audiences outside of Ireland.
Live shows by this group are an exciting and enchanting experience, filled with rich sound, a large audience, and lots of laughter. The Celtic Woman is a versatile and popular group, with many fans’ recommendations as one of the best live bands in the world.
With the original Celtic Woman line-up, there has never been such a good opportunity for a live show. Live music is now not just a niche industry, but a worldwide phenomenon, thanks to the Celtic Woman.