18 March 2017 | blackhawkrider
Celtic Woman has been a force and phenomenon in music for some time now, with many changes in cast, (None of those changes detrimental), and with many performances put to tape for enjoyment. But this performance, "New Journey" was and remains in my heart the greatest of them all. Here on their second release, the girls all realized just how good they really are. And they are having FUN! The cast and crew supporting them are also superb, with the drummers laughing, kicking in, and generally having a ball, and an exquisite chorus in support. Their voices meld to produce something far greater than the sum of the parts. Their smiles are contagious, the love of their audience and fans is palpable. I guess the simple sense of wonder and joy, combined with superb direction by Mr. Downes, are the best parts of a concert and performance not to be missed, and suitable for every age. One more thing. I have had the honor of knowing a couple of the CW ladies, and as well Mr. Downes, distantly. The quality of the people involved is outstanding. Friendly, talented, respectful, dedicated to music, art, and fans, they are good for the heart and the soul.