{Music Review} Celtic Woman’s “Believe”

I consider it an absolute treat when Celtic Woman comes out with a new concert special and accompanying CD. Believe,” the newest international tour and collection of songs from Celtic Woman, delivers the same kind of fun, passion, and talent that have made us such big fans of the Irish singing group.

Celtic Woman Believe 

Believe” is a typical mix of songs you might expect from Celtic Woman. In their unique style, they cover:

  • classics (Ave Maria, You’ll Never Walk Alone from the musical Carousel)
  • pop songs (Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Rod Stewart’s Sailing)
  • traditional Irish tunes (The Water Is Wide, The Parting Glass)
  • and more.

I admit, I’m not as drawn to the pithy/easy listening tunes Celtic Woman performs – A Woman’s Heart is one of the songs I regularly skip on the Believe CD – but I’m often surprised at their ability to breath life into old standards like Bridge Over Troubled Water. And Celtic Woman absolutely shines on the traditional Irish standards. Here, Téir Abhaile Riú (like Níl Sé’n Lá from the Songs from the Heart CD) is our clear favorite and a track we listen to over and over.

{subscribers: click through to watch the Celtic Woman performance of the fun and festive Téir Abhaile Riú!}

No matter what the song (or whether I decide to skip it or play it on repeat), one very true thing about Celtic Woman is that they are all amazing performers. The level of talent and passion is admirable, and I love to watch their concert specials on PBS.

I’m very excited this year to also be attending a stop on their US national tour of Believe (click for dates and locations). On April 16 (consequently, also my 19th wedding anniversary!), my husband and I will be at the Houston show, and I’ll be sure to come back and give you an account of our night. Until then, you can learn more about Celtic Woman here:

*Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the Believe CD and DVD in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.