Celtic Woman: Destiny is the tenth studio album by the group Celtic Woman. This is Celtic Woman's first album to feature their newest members Mairead Carlin and Éabha McMahon. Destiny features vocalists Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, with former member Méav Ní Mhaolchatha and Rebecca Winckworth as a guest. Tara McNeill, who would later become a principal performer in Celtic Woman, performed the harp in the Destiny DVD and PBS TV special as part of the orchestra. When PBS transmitted its video of the Destiny show, a cloaked woman (Dublin-based Irish actor, film maker, dancer and part-time model Sophie Merry) appeared in the titles sequence and the sequences that framed the pledge breaks. The album was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. This was the first Grammy nomination for the group.
Celtic Thunder’s ‘Legacy Volume One’ presents many of the best-loved numbers from the group’s nine standing-room-only world tours to-date. Song selections include “Heartland,” the group’s big opening number, along with crowd-pleasing favorites like “Raggle Taggle Gypsy,” “Galway Girl,” and “A Place in the Choir” alongside rousing anthems “Caledonia” and “Ireland’s Call.”
2016 release, the second installment of Celtic Thunder's live performance featuring many of the best-loved numbers from the group's nine standing-room-only world tours to-date. Also features Celtic Thunder reunited with guest artist Damian McGinty, an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox's The Glee Project before landing a recurring role (as Rory Flanagan) in the hit series Glee.
In this sequel to their 2009 recording, Jordi Savall and Andrew Lawrence-King are joined by Frank McGuire, bodhrán (Irish frame drum) maker and player. The repertoire is a mixture of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music with some tunes published or dating from the 18th to 20th centuries. Savall has grouped them into sets, each a suite of dances and character pieces, and each performed in a single key at modern pitch.
Thanks to in-depth research into original manuscripts, Jordi Savall reveals the hidden beauties of Irish and Scottish music from 17th to 19th Century. The transcription from fiddle to baroque viol sounds so obvious that everyone realizes the closeness of traditional and ancient repertoires at once. Some of the pieces are irresistibly vivid and virtuosic, some are more melancholic-but all of them deserve the renasissance Jordi Savall offers them in this collection, where he partners with harp virtuoso Andrew Lawrence-King.