"Celtic Woman" Performs For The Holidays


The band Celtic Woman performed what was supposed to be a one-time show only way back in 2004.

Eight years and several multi-platinum albums later, Celtic Woman is releasing its second Christmas album, called "Home for Christmas."
Jessica Dunne caught up with the women during their performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

It's very exciting to get to sort of feel that power that you have at the beginning of the show, when the music starts and it takes everybody on the journey.

I think all over the world, I think there is that sort of common thread of Christmas is being with your family and celebrating being together.
I would be happy to sing Christmas music every month of every year. I love it it's just fantastic.

It's very special when you get the opportunity to go into studio and record these amazing, amazing songs.

I feel a bit spoiled actually getting to every day since the 28th of November, getting to perform Christmas music. I don't think I could feel any more festive.

It's an honor bringing our brand of Celtic music, which is a mix of contemporary Celtic, traditional and classical to everybody.

(reporter - Do you draw inspiration from fiddlers in other genres?)
Absolutely. I think we all draw inspiration from so many vocalists and musicians and I myself of course love the Cajun music. Certainly in the beginning of the reel, there's a very Cajun start to it there.

The Irish are fantastic story tellers so I think that always helps bringing something to the table is the approach you take with - telling the story. And if you get behind the words and tell the story. I think it makes it feel real and fresh and new.

If people can come in, leave their worries and trouble at the door and escape from it all for two hours, we all need that. To escape from the madness, that can be our day-to-day lives now. And lose yourself in music that is from the heart, from the heart, from the soul and if people can leave feeling better than when they came in, then our job is done.

Celtic Woman is planning another U-S tour this February.

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