Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Celtic Woman Believe DVD and CD Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to be reviewing the Celtic Woman Believe DVD and CD. I had heard about the Celtic Woman in passing conversation, but never had I heard their performance. I was pleasantly blown away at their fabulous talent. For this DVD and CD the group is made up of 4 women: vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. For the Believe 2012 tour a new member Susan McFadden has joined the group while Lisa Kelly is on pregnancy leave.

During two sold out nights at The Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) in Sept 2011 the live concert DVD was filmed for the first time in America in front of some of Celtic Woman's most loyal fans. Instead of listening to the CD, I saw the DVD first and not only is the whole performance a sight to behold but the set design and wardrobe were breathtaking. I loved the stunning dresses, that are pictured below, the best. They are gorgeous and the bead work and embroidery is lovely! The set is beautiful too. I love all the scroll work that went into it and the drapery, arch and chandeliers give it a nice touch. I love the opening song of the DVD. Tears of joy were welling up in my eyes at the sight and sound of it. My favorite part of the DVD was "The Foxhunter". Since I play the violin (albeit not that well) I have a love for violin music. My heart swelled at Máiréad Nesbitt's performance. She is a spectacular violinist and she can dance while she plays. For "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" they brought on a children's choir to sing with them. For "Green Grow The Rushes" they involved the audience with the singing. "Mná na hÉireann" is another violin piece played by Máiréad, but an Irish clog dancer also takes the stage. The songs "My Heart Was Home Again", "A Tribute to Broadway", "Green Grow The Rushes", "Smile", and "Mná na hÉireann" are additions to the DVD and not included on the CD. The next to the last song on the DVD before the credits, "The Parting Glass", sets a great grand finale as several bagpipers (more than I have ever seen in a performance) come out of the woodwork and onto the stage to join Celtic Woman. Click HERE to see the DVD trailer. I am so excited to also be able to go to their concert with my husband in April and see them up close in the Keller Auditorium.

BELIEVE LIVE DVD Playlist:
01. Awakening
02. Follow On
03. The Foxhunter
04. Nocturne
05. Sailing
06. Bridge Over Troubled Water
07. Black Is The Colour
08. The World Falls Away
09. My Heart Was Home Again
10. A Tribute to Broadway: I Dreamed A Dream/Circle of Life
11. Téir Abhaile Riú
12. A Woman's Heart
13. The Water Is Wide
14. Green Grow The Rushes
15. You'll Never Walk Alone
16. Smile
17. Walking The Night
18. A Spaceman Came Traveling
19. Ave Maria
20. Mná na hÉireann
21. The Parting Glass
22. At The Ceili

The Believe CD has 15 selections from the Believe Live DVD. This enchanting seventh studio album of the Celtic Woman is a great companion to the DVD. I love listening to this CD in my van and when I am at home or relaxing. This CD is a great listen and Celtic Woman's voices and music is angelic. My favorite song on both the DVD and CD is "Téir Abhaile Riú". Such a wonderful upbeat song that just makes me want to dance. Click on the link above and you can hear it too :) The cover to both the DVD and CD features Lisa Lambe on the front of it and I absolutely love her red hair and curls there. She also looks great as a blonde, but I am kinda partial to red heads because of my daughter Tatiana.

BELIEVE CD Playlist:
01. Awakening
02. Nocturne
03. Sailing
04. The Foxhunter
05. The Water Is Wide
06. Bridge Over Troubled Water
07. Black Is The Colour
08. Follow On
09. Ave Maria
10. Téir Abhaile Riú
11. You'll Never Walk Alone
12. A Spaceman Came Traveling
13. Songs From The Heart: Walking The Night/The World Falls Away
14. A Woman's Heart
15. The Parting Glass

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Believe DVD: http://amzn.to/vZcIIN at $13.99.
Believe CD: http://amzn.to/yVl7Ob at $9.99. These would be a wonderful Valentine gift for a fan!

Tour Dates
February 03, 2012   Nashville, TN   TPAC
February 04, 2012   Nashville, TN   TPAC
February 07, 2012   Knoxville, TN   Civic Auditorium
February 08, 2012   Greenville, SC   BI-LO Center
February 09, 2012   Atlanta, GA   Fox Theatre
February 11, 2012   Birmingham, AL   BJCC
February 12, 2012   Huntsville, AL   Von Braun Center
February 14, 2012   Tampa, FL   David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 2012   Jacksonville, FL   Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2012   Gainesville, FL   Stephen C. O’Connell Center
February 17, 2012   Orlando, FL   UCF Arena
February 18, 2012   Melbourne, FL   Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 2012   Charlotte, NC   Ovens Auditorium
February 22, 2012   Charlottesville, VA   John Paul Jones Arena
February 24, 2012   North Charleston, SC   N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
February 25, 2012   Asheville , NC   Asheville Civic Center
February 26, 2012   Columbia, SC   Koger Center
February 28, 2012   Roanoke, VA   Civic Center
February 29, 2012   Norfolk, VA   Chrysler Hall
March 02, 2012   Raleigh, NC   Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
March 03, 2012   Fairfax, VA   Patriot Center
March 04, 2012   Baltimore, MD   Hippodrome Theatre
March 06, 2012   Hershey, PA   Giant Center
March 08, 2012   Philadelphia, PA   Liacouras Center
March 09, 2012   Boston, MA   The Wang Theatre
March 10, 2012   Boston, MA   The Wang Theatre
March 11, 2012   New York, NY   Radio City Music Hall
March 13, 2012   Syracuse, NY   Landmark Theatre
March 14. 2012   Albany, NY   Palace Theatre
March 16, 2012   Manchester, NH   Verizon Wireless Arena
March 17, 2012   Wallingford, CT   Oakdale Theatre
March 18, 2012   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
March 20, 2012   Richmond, VA   Landmark Theater
March 21, 2012   Pittsburgh, PA Consol   Energy Center
March 23, 2012   Detroit, MI   Fox Theatre
March 24, 2012   Cincinnati, OH   Aronoff Center for the Arts
March 25, 2012   West Lafayette, IN   Elliott Hall of Music
March 27, 2012   Akron, OH   Civic Theatre
March 28, 2012   Columbus, OH   Palace Theatre
March 30, 2012   Chicago, IL   Rosemont Theatre
March 31, 2012   Chicago, IL   Rosemont Theatre
April 01, 2012   St. Paul, MN   Xcel Energy Center
April 03, 2012   Champaign, IL   Assembly Hall Star Theatre
April 04, 2012   Kansas City, MO   Music Hall
April 05, 2012   Little Rock, AR   Robinson Center
April 06, 2012   Memphis, TN   Orpheum Theatre
April 07, 2012   Memphis, TN   Orpheum Theatre
April 10, 2012   Louisville, KY   The Palace Theater
April 11, 2012   St. Louis, MO   Fox Theatre
April 12, 2012   Wichita, KS   Century II Performing Arts Center
April 14, 2012   Dallas, TX   Verizon Theatre
April 15, 2012   Baton Rouge, LA   River Center Arena
April 16, 2012   Houston, TX   Jones Hall
April 18, 2012   Denver, CO   Wells Fargo Theater
April 19, 2012   Salt Lake City, UT   Energy Solutions Arena
April 21, 2012   Portland, OR   Keller Auditorium
April 22, 2012   Spokane, WA   INB PAC
April 23, 2012   Seattle, WA   Paramount Theatre
April 25, 2012   Sacramento, CA   Memorial Auditorium
April 27, 2012   Phoenix, AZ   Comerica Theatre
April 28, 2012   Los Angeles, CA   Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
April 29, 2012   Las Vegas, NV   The Smith Center for Performing Arts

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