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 News Pop / Rock 13/11/2018

Celtic Woman's 'Ancient Land' Enters Billboard World Chart At No 6!

Celtic Woman's 'Ancient Land' Enters Billboard World Chart At No 6!

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) With their 13th album ANCIENT LAND out now, multi-platinum international music sensation CELTIC WOMAN will wrap up 2018 with a PBS special and their annual holiday tour in support of the new release. They'll continue into the new year with a full North American tour set for 2019 (dates below). ANCIENT LAND entered the Billboard World Albums Chart at #6, making CELTIC WOMAN the only European act in the Top Ten of this chart (eight are from Asia, with the remaining group from Australia).

To coincide with the album's release, the group-vocalists Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon, and Tara McNeill (fiddle) and newest member Megan Walsh (who makes her debut on ANCIENT LAND)-have released a video featuring snippets from the album's 18 tracks. The visuals are from CELTIC WOMAN's forthcoming PBS special (it will begin airing November 25 [check local listings for airdates]) which was filmed against the backdrop of the historic Johnstown Castle in County Wexford, Ireland. For the PBS special, CELTIC WOMAN continue the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing-songs that will bring a piece of Ireland into viewers' homes and hearts. Watch the clip here and listen to ANCIENT LAND.

ANCIENT LAND, released October 26, marks the group's first new studio album since their Grammy-nominated Destiny in 2016. Recorded in Real World Studios in the UK this past summer, ANCIENT LAND features material that's all new to CELTIC WOMAN including original compositions "Follow Me," "Be Still" and "Love & Honour" (instrumental); Irish traditional songs-"Sive," "Mna na hEireann (Women of Ireland)"and "Moorlough Shore"-plus some reimagined workings of contemporary songs such "Long Journey Home," "Going Home"and "Homeland."

Since their 2005 debut, global musical sensation CELTIC WOMAN continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, CELTIC WOMAN celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.

The Ancient Land track listing is as follows:
1. Ancient Land
2. Homeland
3. Moorlough Shore
4 Follow Me
5. County Down
6. Love & Honour
7. Mná Na hÉireann (Women Of Ireland)
8. Sive
9. Shenandoah
10. Long Journey Home
11. Tara's Tunes
12. Ae Fond Kiss
13. Faith's Song
14. Garden Of Eden
15. Be Still
16. Going Home
17. The Enchanted Way (CD only)
18. Ballroom Of Romance (CD only)

11/26/18 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/27/18 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
11/28/18 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
11/29/18 Shippensburg, PA LUHRS Performing Arts Center
12/1/18 Danville, KY Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts Newlin Hall
12/3/18 College Station, TX Rudder Auditorium
12/4/18 College Station, TX Rudder Auditorium
12/7/18 Anchorage, AK Atwood Concert Hall
12/8/18 Anchorage, AK Atwood Concert Hall
12/9/18 Anchorage, AK Atwood Concert Hall
12/11/18 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
12/13/18 Chico, CA Laxson Auditorium
12/14/18 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre
12/17/18 Denver, CO Boettcher Concert Hall
12/18/18 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
12/20/18 Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
12/21/18 St. Louis, MO Lindenwood University
12/22/18 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall

2/28 Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center
3/1 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
3/2 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre
3/3 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
3/5 Pembroke Pines, FL Charles F. Dodge City Center
3/6 Daytona Beach, FL The Peabody Auditorium
3/8 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
3/9 Augusta, GA William Bell Auditorium
3/10 N Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
3/12 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/13 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
3/14 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
3/15 Greenville, SC Peace Center
3/16 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts
3/17 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre
3/19 Pittsburgh, PA Benedeum Center for the Performing Arts
3/20 Greenvale, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
3/21 Staten Island, NY St. George Theatre
3/22 Richmond, VA Altria Theatre
3/23 Durham, NC DPAC
3/26 Rochester, NY RBTL's Auditorium Theatre
3/27 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
3/29 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
3/30 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
3/31 West Point, NY Eisenhower Hall Theatre
4/2 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
4/3 Hartford, CT The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
4/4 Philadelphia, PA Academy Of Music
4/5-4/6 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
4/7 Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/9 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
4/10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
4/11 Benton Harbor, MI The Mendell Center
4/12 Lima, OH Veteran's Civic & Convention Center
4/13 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
4/14 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
4/16 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
4/17 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
4/18 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
4/19 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace
4/20 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
4/23 Ft. Smith, AR ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center
4/24 Monroe, LA Monroe Civic Center
4/25 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
4/26 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
4/27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
4/28 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall
4/30 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
5/1 Midland, TX Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
5/3 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
5/4 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theater
5/5 Thousand Oaks, CA Civic Arts Plaza
5/7 San Diego, CA Civic Theatre
5/8 San Jose, CA Center for Performing Arts
5/11 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theater
5/12 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/14 Idaho Falls, ID Civic Center for the Arts
5/15 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
5/17 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Events Center
5/18 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
5/19 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
5/21 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
5/22 Missoula, MT Adams Center Fieldhouse
5/23 Great Falls, MT Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts

In the years since its 2005 debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable multimedia presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group's albums and DVD releases have been consistent multi-platinum best-sellers, and its concert tours continue to touch the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe.

Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable 13-year-legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage.

Celtic Woman has sold over ten million CDs and DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. Named Billboard's #1 World Music Artist of the Year six times, each of its 11 studio CDs have debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Album chart. Celtic Woman has also scored two Top 10 debuts on Billboard's influential album chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard's Top Video chart, as well as achieving platinum-level sales in nine countries.

Celtic Woman's fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland's history while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The group's repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals. The lineup of performers has evolved in the years since the group's inception, but the signature sound of Celtic Woman has remained consistent, showcasing the members' individual and collaborative talents.

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