The Celtic Woman Voices of Angels tour descended on Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tuesday evening June 6, 2017, in a vibrant musical display of talent and culture. There could be no better place to enjoy this unique and beautiful musical journey than this iconic Rocky Mountain venue. Celtic Woman had its beginnings in 2005 as a PBS special presentation and has grown into a worldwide sensation.
Celtic Woman features three vocalists - Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Celtic Violinist Tara McNeill. All four of these amazing women radiated talent, beauty, strength and grace. Their harmonies were spot on, and each of their individual performances was a showcase of vocal wonderment. “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears" was touching and poignant in telling the story of a 15-year-old girl becoming the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island; vocally it was dazzling. Susan McFadden’s “The Voice” was full of grace and refinement. Mairéad Carlin's rendition of “Ave Maria” was moving and superbly delivered as was Éabha McMahon's solo performance in the "old style" Sean-nós way. Celtic Woman’s band was outstanding as well. Percussionists Ray Fean and Caitríona Frost added a layered rhythmic dynamic. Tara McNeill’s delightful presence and virtuosity on the violin became an exquisite on-stage symbol of Irish tradition. She was a joy to watch.
Voices of Angels is a musical journey that tells the story of a people in search of a new future as well as the longing for a lost homeland. It is an evening of pride, humility and beauty; a celebration of love found and lost. The music is a juxtaposition between joy and sadness that leaves the viewer transfixed in a garden of plush harmonies and fully textured rhythms. The night was full of graceful movement, colorful flowing gowns and great music. Celtic Woman is an excellent reminder of a shared musical journey. The spectacle and elegance of this production should not be missed. Check out AXS.com for all of your Celtic Woman events and news. You can find complete tour information here on the Celtic Woman website.