February 22, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Celtic Woman

I love music. I need music in the car. I need music when I work out. I've even started wearing my IPod when I'm at the grocery store. I want my daughters to enjoy music, too. It has been trial and error to figure out what they like, as opposed to what I like. But this time, I think I've found something we all enjoy.
As part of the Music Moms program through Te
am Mom, I recently received a complimentary CD from EMI Music. The CD is Celtic Woman's "Songs from the Heart." I was curious to see how my girls would react to music they don't recognize (not nursery rhymes, not from a movie, etc.).
Celtic Woman is a five-member Irish female ensemble. The vocalists are Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe. The violinist is Mairead Nesbitt. The group has sold more than 3.8 million records in the U.S. alone and has had seven sold-out U.S. tours. They've also performed on Dancing With the Stars and have performed on PBS specials. I've caught at least one of the PBS specials in the past and have been blown away by the beauty of their music.
On much of the disc they put a Celtic spin on popular songs, such as Billy Joel's "Goodnight My Angel" and Sting's "Fields of Gold." I think of all the songs featured on this CD, my favorite is "Nil Se'n La." It's a little more upbeat than some of the others and has such an "Irish feel" to it. I really don't know a better way to describe it. I dare you not to feel chills on "Amazing Grace" with its bagpipes and haunting vocals. My daughters enjoyed Celtic Woman's take on "You'll Be in My Heart." They also enjoyed looking at the cover art and seeing the performers in their "princess dresses."
Want to experience Celtic Woman for yourself? One lucky reader will win Celtic Woman's "Songs From the Heart" live concert DVD.
To enter:
  • Leave a comment telling me what music you're listening to right now... be sure to include your email address in the comment
  • Earn an additional entry if you follow Buried in Laundry or become a follower (You MUST leave a separate comment for your second entry to count)
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. A valid email address is required to enter. The deadline to enter 11:59 pm MST Thursday Feb. 25, 2010. The winner will selected via Random.org and will have 48 hours after notification to provide me with a mailing address or a new winner will be selected.


MaryAnne said...

I would love to win this - we've heard a couple of their songs on YouTube and we all really like this group!

Favorite artists right now include Yves Duteil (French singer/songwriter) and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

And my email is thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

MaryAnne said...

I follow your blog =)

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

Stephanie Barr said...

My daughter, the eldest, loves this group. I'm currently listening to Transiberian Orchestra, but my MP3 player shuffles through an eclectic mix of music from Nelson Eddy to Bon Jovi.

Stephanie Barr said...

Pooh, forgot to mention my email stephanieebarr at earthlink dot net.

Also, don't forget I follow.

Rick said...

This is a beautiful review of very talented ladies. I am not entering the contest, just wanted to say how great this review is. I love to hear how these ladies touch the lives of many, regardless of their age.

Marilynne said...

I love Celtic Women. Chloe looks so much like my youngest daughter I almost feel like I know her.

I'm not listening to music at this very moment, but earlier I was listening to a Playlist I made for our Anniversary - with songs on it from our younger days.

Marilynne said...

I forgot to leave my email address:


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