Monday, December 12, 2011

Celtic Woman

I watched Celtic Woman perform on television with a back drop of a beautiful Irish castle and was mesmerized by their talent. Granted, the show was in Ireland and I was only dreaming, but when they came so close to home I had to get tickets. I am so glad I did!

It didn't take long to convince my daughter to go with me to Heinz Hall and we had a blast. The women were beautiful, talented, and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra accompanying them... need I say more? I have to admit, *bowing head* my eyes welled with tears on a couple of occasions. Angelic is probably the best word to describe the show. 

Although this was their Christmas show and they gifted us with songs such as Ave Maria and O Holy Night, they were still kind enough to grace us with Danny Boy and You Raise Me Up. Not to mention Máiréad's Irish jig's which are out of this world!

We were not permitted to take pictures once the show started, but this should tell you how fantastic our seats were. If you have the chance to go, don't miss it!

This was definitely a mother/daughter function that I will cherish forever. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!


  1. I was watching some of the PBS special and told my husband for my Birthday present, I want to see them in March.

    Can't wait. It won't be Christmas but it should still be good.

  2. Beth, they were phenomenal. You will LOVE it!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

  3. Oh Victoria I would love to see them sing "You raise me Up," in person! Was it as incredible as it is on tape??

    Loved your pictures!! What a gorgeous hall!


  4. Andrea, if I tell you it was better, would you believe me? You see them on TV or hear them on tape and it doesn't even compare to the live experience. I'd love to see them in Ireland, but this setting was quaint and I really enjoyed it. My daughter and I definitely want to go again!

  5. My husand and I lisen to them all the time. What a great talent each of those women are. I'm seeing them in person this coming March and can't wait. Marian

  6. I was lucky enough to attend one of their concerts. You're right - they are magnificent. I also highly recommend "Cherish the Ladies" if you ever get the chance.


  7. Marian, you are definitely in for a treat. Enjoy!

  8. Will definitely check it out, Maeve! Thanks.

  9. I was also fortunate enough to see them in concert with seats within the 1st 10 rows. A friend won tickets, knew I loved all things Celtic and invited me!

  10. Alexa, you were very fortunate indeed. I was totally awe-struck. My daughter has started to play the violin and when she saw Máiréad, her jaw dropped. Very talented women. Thanks for stopping by.