CELTIC WOMAN CAPTIVATES BENEDUM AUDIENCE
by Carl Bromley
What started as a soft whisper of music turned into a crowd favorite as the lyrics of "Danny Boy" filled the Benedum Theater on Saturday evening. Sweet voices, seconded by the sweet smiles on the three female singers' faces, placed the audience under a hypnotic spell. Harmony swirled through the room. Time stood still.
But, as in all songs, Danny Boy has both a beginning and end. The end came much too soon for me.
The percussionists in the Celtic Woman troop made the room come alive, often using silence as an accent to
their drum beat and somehow sounding as loud
as the drums. How? Just by being exceptional at what they do and I'm not the
one to figure it all out. Like everyone around me, including fellow reviewer
Joanne Quinn-Smith, I mostly sat back and enjoyed the show or clapped along
during a half dozen songs where audience clapping was encouraged.
|Left to Right: Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, |
Lisa Lambe, Máiréad Nesbitt. Photo by Lili Forberg.
OMG, the dancing!
If you've never seen Celtic dancing, commonly called clogging, you gotta!
Intricately choreographed and expertly performed, I didn't see a single misstep except the guy who almost danced off the stage and his lady partner pulled him back. But here's the thing... I've been around long enough that I knew in a heartbeat the misstep was choreographed.
Ahhhh, nicely done.
Here's what you missed if you weren't there.
|CELTIC WOMAN EMERALD 2014 - SETLIST|
|SKY AND THE DAWN AND THE SUN|
|Cailín Ailinn - DULAMAN|
|THE NEW GROUND|
|THE MOON'S A HARSH MISTRESS|
|PERCUSSION DANCE NUMBER|
|I KNOW MY LOVE|
|NIL SE'N LA|
|MO GHILE MEAR|
|YOU RAISE ME UP|
Carl Bromley, Networker, Publcist, Community Activist
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