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New album on the way from Celtic Woman

Album spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorite
Album spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorite
Missing Piece Group

Global music sensation Celtic Woman will release a brand-new album and DVD on February 25, 2014 titled "Emerald: Musical Gems" (Manhattan Records) that spotlights newly reimagined performances of fan favorites from the group’s treasure chest of Celtic songs.

A celebration of the Emerald Isles’ rich musical heritage, "Emerald: Musical Gems" includes the uplifting “Mo Ghile Mear” and “Dulaman”, the enchanting “She Moves Thru the Fair” and “Caladonia” and the ever-haunting “Danny Boy” and “The Voice”. Also featured are new interpretations of Celtic Woman’s inspiring performances of the beloved “Amazing Grace” and “You Raise Me Up”.

The companion DVD, "Emerald: Musical Gems - Live in Concert," was filmed this past year on American soil in South Bend, IN on the doorstep of the University of Notre Dame, where it dazzled the family-friendly audience with a one-of-a-kind interactive concert experience that showcased the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with the talents of a group of world-class musicians, The Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and championship Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes, former music director for Irish stage show Riverdance.

"Creating the new show allowed me the opportunity to revisit and re-imagine some of our most popular Irish songs, as well as writing some exciting new material for the show” said Downes. “With all-new performances of these great songs—Emerald has created a whole new experience for both our longstanding fans, and for those who have just discovered our music. This is a Celtic Woman experience that will soothe the soul and have you dancing in the aisles!”

A 75-date North American Emerald concert tour will run from Feb 14 – June 3 and a PBS TV pledge campaign will run during the March drive. Since its inception in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a loyal international fan base, who've embraced Celtic Woman's hugely successful public television specials.