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WPBS-TV to Broadcast Grammy-Nominated Music Sensation Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary in December 2023

WATERTOWN, NY (November 28, 2023) – Filmed in the Helix Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, the CELTIC WOMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY TV special takes fans on a journey back to where it all began 20 years ago (and in the very same theatre). Featuring appearances from four very special guests including original members Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha and Chloë Agnew – who join Celtic Woman for this wonderful TV special – airing on WPBS-TV Sunday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm.

Following the PBS broadcasts, the “20th ANNIVERSARY” album and DVD will be released in January 2024 and will feature brand-new compositions and arrangements, plus some fan favorites.

On the heels of the successful “Postcards From Ireland,” CELTIC WOMAN will carry on its legacy of uplifting performances packed with breath-taking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity. The group will bring an all-new live show to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The CELTIC WOMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY will be delighting audiences with its fresh blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music that echoes Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland.

During the WPBS-TV Pledge Drive (November 24-December 3), WPBS will offer a special thank you gift of 2 TICKETS to the CELTIC WOMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY performance at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater on April 3, 2024 – for a donation of $252 or higher ($21 monthly). Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Solvay Bank Box Office at The Oncenter or online at Ticketmaster.com.

CELTIC WOMAN is comprised of four young Irish women whose performing skills bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. In concert, their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, bagpipers and a full band playing an array of traditional Celtic instruments, including bodhrán, tin whistle, bouzouki and Uilleann pipes.

Returning to the group is soprano Mairéad Carlin, a former member who joins the show for this very special anniversary tour. Joining her are fellow soprano Muirgen O’Mahony, fiddle and Irish harp maestro Tara McNeill, as well as the newest member of the group, the multi-talented Emma Warren, who has toured with Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home and most recently performed in Les Miserables, London.

Since 2005, CELTIC WOMAN has sold over ten million CDs and DVDs, and amassed more than 3 billion streams, 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, 12 of the 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. Their 2016 album release, “Destiny”, was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best World Music Album, marking the group’s first-ever Grammy nomination.

For the complete tour schedule, tickets, and more information, visit www.celticwoman.com.


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