Celtic Woman’s 10 best songs

24 Nov

In 2004 Sharon Browne, owner of one or Ireland’s largest music labels, and David Downe, creator of Riverdance, co-created an Irish super-group called Celtic Woman. The faces of the group have changed several times over the years. Even with all the change they have maintained the sound that ha made the Celtic Woman a worldwide favorite.

With 16 albums to their credit it makes picking a few of their best a difficult chore. Here is a list of 10 that of some of their best:

  • Scarborough Fair: The shortened version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic never sounded better. The Celtic Woman’s Lisa Lambe adds her angelic voice backed up by some haunting pipe flute play to make this one of the most romantic recording of the ballad.
  • Bridge over troubled water: A stir version of another Simon & Garfunkel classic. A stirring version as the women of The Celtic Woman sing with a youth choir and are backed up by chorus of stringed instruments brings out the message of support & love in the song.
  • Fields of Gold: The Celtic Woman’s Lisa Kelly one of the most emotional versions of this song about a fleeting love. It is hard to top the original by Sting but this version comes close.
  • Amazing Grace: Possibly one of the best versions of the spiritual classic. This version starts out with some of the finest bagpipe play you will hear. Then, the women start singing as their voice blend to make for a moving rendition.
  • Danny Boy: The ladies’ voices and violin blend together in wonderful harmony to make a very touching version of this 100-year-old Irish classic.
  • Caledonia: A beautiful rendition of this 1970’s folk song about a native of Scotland that longs to return home.
  • Beyond the Sea: The Celtic Woman does a great job with the 1950’s standard. When you listen to them sing you can get the sense of waiting on the shore for a loved one to return from a long voyage.
  • Little Drummer Boy: The Celtic Woman do wonders with these Christmas carol a boy that attends the Nativity and finds that the greatest gifts come from the heart.
  • Dulaman: A wonderful song about seaweed and the men that use to collect it from the cliff around Ireland.
  • Brahms Lullaby: The Celtic Woman’s Chloe Agnew does one of the most heartfelt renditions of Brahms Lullaby.
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