Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble that has taken the world by storm with its songs. These women have been mesmerizing the world with their songs since 2005 and have been role models for young artists especially female artists around the world.
Celtic Woman History and Biography
But, here’s an interesting story, born in 2004 there were 5 extremely talented women. But, unlike the “friends from childhood – form a band and conquered world” kind of thing, this group was put together by David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance.
Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Mairead Nesbitt were five vocalists who had never performed or known each other before they were recruited by David Downes, as background music support for Irish dancers. This was a one-time thing, but due to increasing demand, they continued further.
Celtic Woman is a mantle now passed down from woman to woman. It’s a legacy built on Ideals of women empowerment and spreading the Irish spirit. Current Celtic Women are: Mairéad Carlin, Tara McNeill, Megan Walsh, and Chloë Agnew. 11 members have left the group over the years.
Type of Music of Celtic Woman
The key USP of Celtic Woman is a fusion of traditional Irish music with the contemporary music style. Their music covers Irish history, classics, and spirit mixed with modern music. And that’s not it, currently, Celtic Women sings in 6 different languages: English, Irish Latin, Italian, German, and Japanese also. Embracing and connecting with different cultures and ethnicities.
Angelic Voices of four talented performers are well complemented by both classical and non-classical instruments. This creates a mesmerizing aroma of sound that is betrothed with the nostalgia of folk and modern song styles.
What the audience experiences are the bliss of their motherland-childhood connection and joy in their present scenario. Since it includes traditional Irish Folklores and Celtic voices too.
Due to this, they have won the hearts of millions of people among many cultures around the globe. Celtic Woman has been described as being “Riverdance for the voice”.
Celtic Woman Success
Huge media dominance and multi-platinum record sales and a huge lineup of tours spanning all across the world including 23 countries in 6 continents are in the repertoire of Celtic Woman. They have sold over four million tickets and over 10 million CDs and DVDs. This makes them the only female act that achieved multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. They have played for 3 US presidents and performed twice at the White House.
Six times, they have been named Billboard’s 1 World Music Artist of the Year. Each of their eleven studio album releases has debuted at number one on Billboard World Music charts. Their 2016 released album “Destiny” was nominated for the Grammy award in the Best World Music Album category. It was the first Grammy Nomination from the group.
All these achievements are inspirations for young female artists all over the world. This is evident by the words of Megan Walsh, who joined the band in 2018. “I had been a massive fan of Celtic Woman for years before I got the call to sing with them. My Dad cried when I told him. He was just so happy. Celtic Woman’s music was always on in our house. He couldn’t believe it.”
Celtic Woman Net Worth
Celtic Woman’s Net worth current Net Worth is steaming at 221 million (approx.), Increasing every year. Their average per year income is $ 4,00,000 and their average per month income is $ 32,000.
The Attitude that makes them Successful:
After all this success and huge legacy behind, Celtic Woman philosophy is still being “connected to the roots” as in one interview Mairead Carlin said, “Honest, grounded and real.” Is the style of Celtic Women that they try to stay away from adversities and temptations of celebrity life. And somewhat in the fact, it may be this attitude that the group has been able to convey Irish spirit and Cultural heritage around the world with all the different ethnicities, without hurting anyone.
Fans Connect to them as Celtic Woman Seem like as one their own, and they drive inspiration and love through the hearts of their fans because of this attitude.
Future of Celtic Woman:
The Celtic Woman currently plans to continue delivering mind-blowing and heart-warming performances all over the globe capturing the attention and hearts of millions of more people.
New Zealand might be the next stoppage because when group member Tara Mcneill was asked where she want to go: She replied New Zealand was her dream place because of its beautiful scenery. So, fingers crossed, New Zealand may be the next thing.
Celtic Women have inspired generations of music lovers and artists to become successful. They are part of the memory of some. People like to be them, become like them and achieve what they have achieved. It won’t be false to say that they are also the symbol of women’s empowerment in current society, as evident from their success story.
So, dream and dream until your dream comes true like Celtic Woman, who will continue to mesmerize us for generations.