I am thrilled to announce that Destiny has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best World Music Category. This is the first ever Celtic Woman Grammy nomination, and I am delighted to be featured as a soloist and to have co-arranged new material for the album with musical director Gavin Murphy. The show was filmed in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin, a building of great historical significance for the Irish nation. I also had the great pleasure of working as vocal director and creative consultant on the album. The Grammys will be broadcast live on February 12th 2017 from the Staples Centre in LA.
I am thrilled and proud to announce that I will be celebrating Celtic Woman’s 10th anniversary by kicking off this very special US tour in Syracuse on March 6th. I loved rehearsing with the hugely talented Mairead Nesbitt, Mairead Carlin and Susan McFadden earlier today and can’t wait to share the stage with them very soon. The tour kicks off in the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater on March 6th in Syracuse, New York. I will be with the tour until Easter, including the Belk theatre performance in Charlotte on April 4th. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Tickets have just been released for Méav’s concert in the Netherlands on February 21st 2015 in the renowned De Doelen concert hall, Rotterdam. This is part of a Celtic and Bafolk night of music and dance. Mercury prize nominee Sam Lee and music legends Steeleye Span are performing the same evening as Méav and her band – it promises to be memorable! Tickets available here:http://www.dedoelen.nl/nl/concerten/agenda/4793/celtic_balfolk_night/met_o_a_meav_sam_lee_en_en_steeleye_span/ (The De Doelen website is in Dutch, but you can switch to English in the top left corner of the site.)
Méav is delighted to announce that she will be performing 10 festive family-friendly concerts at the National Concert Hall, Dublin this December. On December 19th, 20th and 21st 2014, Méav will sing as the special guest of the orchestra in a concert which includes the Snowman movie with live orchestral accompaniment and the magical shadow puppetry of Matthew Robins. Tickets available here: http://www.nch.ie/Online/NCH-Christmas-Dec14
Meav’s album the Calling is now available in High Definition Audio – the highest quality uncompressed recording format which is easy to download, playback and enjoy. The album also includes detailed liner notes and additional photos in PDF.
Méav was featured on Friday Night is Music Night, the world’s longest-running live orchestral music radio programme, on BBC2 last December. She performed live with her band and with the BBC Concert Orchestra in a celebration of Irish music with a fantastic line-up of Irish musicians. You can see a behind the scenes taster of the concert here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n2xf7
Meav will be singing as the guest of Folk-n-Roll band The High Kings in the Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday November 23rd.
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Méav takes to the stage with her band in the Sugar Club on October 23rd to celebrate the launch of her new album, The Calling. Produced by the legendary Craig Leon, (Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Pavarotti), The Calling zoomed straight into the Irish charts at number 3. Eamonn Carr of the Herald calls it “the most exciting development on her stellar CV”. Méav is a founding member of the supergroup Celtic Woman, who have sold six million records in the US and worldwide. Every album Méav recorded with Celtic Woman reached number 1 in the Billboard World Music Charts.
Now she returns to her folk roots with this intimate concert . This is a rare opportunity to hear her sing live in Dublin.
Méav and her band will take you on a journey across Ireland, England, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and America with fresh interpretations of Ewan McColl’s The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Sandy Denny’s Listen, listen alongside newly written songs in the folk tradition. Don’t miss it.
“Tucked away at the end of Méav’s beguiling new album, The Calling, is her beautifully-poised version of the folk classic Black is the Colour. The song is clearly the most adventurous track on an album of complex and layered musical treatments, which occasionally echoes Clannad in the harmonies but is built on a personal, unique template” Paddy Kehoe, RTE TEN.
“A cracking new solo album that just oozes class” Joe Giltrap, Irish Post
“Is pop-folk Goddess Meav the best-kept secret in Irish music?”
“She’s embarked on the most exciting development on her stellar CV. She’s teamed up with Grammy award-winning producer Craig Leon for this new 12-track album…Meav’s approach to what one might term the Great Folk Songbook is to go straight for the romantic purity at the core of a song… Delightful.”
Eamon Carr, The Herald
“Everything centres on the Dubliner’s vocals – and that ethereal, evocative voice that was initially fostered in her membership of Anuna has been put to good use here on newly written songs and venerable ballads…”
John Meagher, Irish Independent
“Meav’s crystal clear vocals are simply sublime …From a haunting rendition of Ewan McColl’s The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face to the traditional Black Is The Colour, the album is pure bliss from start to finish”.
Caroline Kay, Burton Mail News
“The soothing and spiritual atmosphere of the album is a perfect getaway. The twelve tracks take you on a journey which very few artists can do these days. Those high notes can get into your skin…”
Baxter Labatos, celticmusicfan.com
“I just happened to see this music video come across my Facebook feed and really liked what I saw. And I’ve got a strong hunch that you will, too.”
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