The newly renovated State Theater New Jersey presents the most successful all-female Irish band in history, Celtic Woman, in their new show, Postcards from Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $99.
Celtic Woman’s Postcards from Ireland showcases the accomplished recording ensemble and world-class performing collective, celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage and builds on the band’s 16-year heritage to present some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians on the world stage.
Celtic Woman’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary song celebrates Ireland’s history while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The band’s repertoire is presented by four young Irish women whose performing talents bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life through Irish classics, contemporary songs, favorite classics and moving original compositions. Their angelic voices and instrumental virtuosity are accompanied by a robust ensemble that includes Irish dancers, pipers and a full band playing a range of traditional Celtic instruments including the bodhran, whistle, bouzouki and Uilleann pipes.
Returning to the band is Chloë Agnew, an original member who started working with Celtic Woman aged 14. Soprano, she sings in English, Irish, Latin, Japanese, Italian and German. She is joined by soprano Megan Walsh, Irish fiddle and harp maestro Tara McNeill, and new band member soprano Muirgen O’Mahony.
The Postcards from Ireland tour and album sends a true message of love, hope and anticipation as the world seeks to come together again. Celtic Woman thinks there’s no better way to express those wishes than to write and send a postcard, but this postcard is written with the music and songs from their latest album. The 13 new songs from Postcards from Ireland feature beautiful and iconic new song arrangements including “The Dawning of the Day”, “Wild Mountain Thyme”, “The Galway Shawl” and “Black is the Colour”.
Since 2005, Celtic Woman have sold over 10 million CDs and DVDs, making them the only all-female band to achieve multi-platinum success in the crossover classical and world music genres over the past decade. . Named six times Billboard’s World Music Artist of the Year, 12 of the studio CDs debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart. Celtic Woman also scored two Top 10 debuts on Billboard’s Influential Albums chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard’s Best Videos chart, as well as platinum-level sales in nine countries. Their 2016 album release Destiny was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category, marking the band’s first-ever Grammy nomination.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theater Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469) or visit online at STNJ.org. State Theater Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open by phone and email only, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For in-person purchases, customer service is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.