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TheWhite~Rose
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« on: August 23, 2013, 09:49AM »

Celtic Woman's Facebook and Official Page has just announced the newest addition: Mairéad Carlin! Cheesy


"Born in Derry, in the north of Ireland, Mairead Carlin’s life has been immersed in music since her early days, coming from a family whose love of song was passed down to her generation.

“Derry, my hometown, is a very cultured and very musical place, wherever you turn there’s always music,” she enthuses. “That was especially true in my family… We’d just sit around the fire, sing and drink tea – there was no alcohol involved, despite what people always think about the Irish!”

After finishing her studies at Trinity College of Music in London, Mairead was signed to Decca Records and has recorded her debut album, ‘Songbook’, due for release in 2014.

Mairead has performed for the President of Ireland, celebrated the Irish Anthem for the England-Ireland Rugby International to a TV audience of millions and shared the stage with the likes of Snow Patrol and The Priests at the 2013 BBC TV Gala Concert ‘Sons and Daughters’ to mark Derry’s year as City of Culture- of which she also recorded the City of Culture anthem ‘Let The River Run’.

She has toured the UK and Ireland with legendary American singer-songwriter Don McLean, including a sellout concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Also this year, Mairead made her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall for RTE TV.

“A motto I’ve used throughout my career so far”, she says, “is a quote from the award-winning poet Seamus Heaney: ‘Sing yourself to where the singing comes from.’ I think there’s a lot to be said for that”.

We are delighted to be welcoming Mairead to Celtic Woman."

http://www.celticwoman.com/mairead-carlin/

So now, we have Mairead squared! Grin  Welcome, Mairead!  I can't wait to hear you sing! Smiley

EDIT: Here are some youtube videos of her singing.  I think she'll fit in just fine. Wink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlXWPR7oPUE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wuZZXs_KlQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUQt_paLNe8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA5WdKuWJJQ
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 10:04AM »

Yay!!! We had Lisa squared now we have Mairead squared. This is going to be fun!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 10:18AM »

Ha, if Mairead Maguire was still in the choir we would have Mairead tripled.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 10:22AM »

Hey all, here's her Facebook page.  Be sure to 'like' her! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 10:40AM »

Oh she's good, and she has a cd coming out next year.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 10:47AM »

I've watched all the videos posted above and I give her a thumbs up.  I believe David has done his usual great job of adding to the legacy of Celtic Woman.  I will miss Chloe deeply, but this helps to soften the blow.  I doubt that any singer in the world can move back and forth between contemporary, traditional and classical songs as well as Chloe but this girl will bring her own unique talents to the group.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 10:55AM »

Ha, if Mairead Maguire was still in the choir we would have Mairead tripled.
lol! I was just going to say that!
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 10:57AM »

aww! Welcome Mairead!  She will fit in just fine!  I will miss chloe but, I think she'll be great!  And very pretty to! She looks like sarah gannon in the choir a little bit! can't wait to see her live!
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 10:59AM »

Welcome to Celtic Woman Mairead! Grin
This is going to be awesome! Cheesy
I'm freaking excited about this. Smiley

I already sent her a Tweet, I encourage you to do the same. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 11:11AM »

If you'd like to hear her singing some CW fare, you can listen to (and buy) her singing part of The Prayer as a duet with Thomas Spencer-Wortley on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prayer-feat.-mairead-carlin/id326607827?i=326608020&uo=4

ETA: On the official announcement they spelled her name with only one accent but they spelled Máiréad N's with two so I'm assuming that is the correct spelling.

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 11:19AM »

Welcome Mairead!!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 11:22AM »

Welcome Mairéad! I'm excited to see what she will bring to CW.
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2013, 11:41AM »

Welcome, Mairéad!!! She sounds and looks stunning!

So, does that mean, we have Máiréad and Mairéad? Or did they misspell her name?
The first option would be cool! Like Laoise and Lisa instead of Lisa K and Lisa L, you know. Same name, different spelling Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2013, 12:09PM »

She has got such a lovely voice. I could be a wee bit biased, but I am SO excited to have a northerner in the group. She's also an accordion player (look through her Twitter photos), so I'm hoping her solos are going to be more traditional.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 12:12PM »

Celtic Woman's Facebook and Official Page has just announced the newest addition: Mairéad Carlin! Cheesy


"Born in Derry, in the north of Ireland, Mairead Carlin’s life has been immersed in music since her early days, coming from a family whose love of song was passed down to her generation.

“Derry, my hometown, is a very cultured and very musical place, wherever you turn there’s always music,” she enthuses. “That was especially true in my family… We’d just sit around the fire, sing and drink tea – there was no alcohol involved, despite what people always think about the Irish!”

After finishing her studies at Trinity College of Music in London, Mairead was signed to Decca Records and has recorded her debut album, ‘Songbook’, due for release in 2014.

Mairead has performed for the President of Ireland, celebrated the Irish Anthem for the England-Ireland Rugby International to a TV audience of millions and shared the stage with the likes of Snow Patrol and The Priests at the 2013 BBC TV Gala Concert ‘Sons and Daughters’ to mark Derry’s year as City of Culture- of which she also recorded the City of Culture anthem ‘Let The River Run’.

She has toured the UK and Ireland with legendary American singer-songwriter Don McLean, including a sellout concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Also this year, Mairead made her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall for RTE TV.

“A motto I’ve used throughout my career so far”, she says, “is a quote from the award-winning poet Seamus Heaney: ‘Sing yourself to where the singing comes from.’ I think there’s a lot to be said for that”.

We are delighted to be welcoming Mairead to Celtic Woman."

http://www.celticwoman.com/mairead-carlin/

So now, we have Mairead squared! Grin  Welcome, Mairead!  I can't wait to hear you sing! Smiley

EDIT: Here are some youtube videos of her singing.  I think she'll fit in just fine. Wink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlXWPR7oPUE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wuZZXs_KlQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUQt_paLNe8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA5WdKuWJJQ
wow!  Thank you for posting those videos!  She sounds and looks incredible! She is very pretty! I was close though w rebecca harkin though! They are both from the derry northern Ireland area and have reddish brown hair! Which also explains the first video where she is singing w damian mcginty (formaerly) of celtic thunder! And I hear alittle bit of Lynn Hilary's softness in her voice which is nice!
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