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« on: August 04, 2016, 10:50AM »

August 23-24 marks the 10 year anniversary of the filming of A New Journey, one of the most awesome concerts of all time!

We should do something special to commemorate it.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 11:00AM »

Good idea!  Smiley

I will eat ice cream on those days. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 11:02AM »

I will play the DVD and the CD.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 09:34PM »

I will play the DVD and the CD.
Same  here.. of  course  I often  watch   it  anyway.   Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 11:01PM »

I will play the DVD and the CD.
Same  here.. of  course  I often  watch   it  anyway.   Kiss

Just brainstorming ... I wonder if someone can stream it and we can all watch together online.

It would only make sense if it could be streamed straight from the source though (ie. DVD player output straight to live stream). Playing back the DVD and then streaming a live feed from a phone would lead to pretty lossy audio and diminished video quality. I like seeing and hearing my Celtic Woman in full clarity.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 05:12AM »

 We could  ask  "Aislin"  (Lindsey)  if  we could  have  a  "chat room"  event  as  a forum  here. It's  been  done  before.   Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 10:01AM »

  I love that idea  Cheesy Raving Meaviac
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 05:28PM »

Tomorrow and Wednesday mark the 10th Anniversary of A New Journey (Aug 23 being the dress rehearsal and Aug 24 being the official concert).

However, I believe some of the footage from the special / DVD were from the rehearsal because it was so awesome (and partly on account of weather on the second night, no doubt).

I believe they actually brought in guests for the dress rehearsal (not just the official concert the following evening). Can anyone confirm if that's correct?

Also, do we have any members still hanging around the forum that were actually at the A New Journey concert at Slane Castle?
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 10:16PM »

This won't be as spectacular and long-winded as I had originally planned, but here's the Coles Notes version of what I was planning to say for this special occasion.

What A New Journey Has Meant to Me

10 years ago, on August 23-24, 2006, Celtic Woman recorded A New Journey at Slane Castle in Ireland. I'm sure it was cold (and damp) as one might expect for an August in Ireland. But the performances that our ladies and their entire supporting cast and crew gave those two nights has warmed my heart from the first time I saw it as it will continue to for the rest of my life.

A New Journey has gotten me through some of the toughest times in my life. It has made me happy when nothing else could.

Thank you to everyone involved in the production, both on stage and behind the scenes. And thank you PBS for bringing Celtic Woman to life in North America and in turn, all over the world.

Everything about the production exuded quality.

Slane Castle was a spectacular setting! The set, complimented by exceptional lighting, blended wonderfully into the backdrop of the castle.

The dresses were stunning and the ladies looked absolutely gorgeous.

What made A New Journey truly special was, of course, the music. David Downes led a great band, a full orchestra, an exceptional choir, 5 phenomenal singers, and 1 incomparable fiddler. The arrangements ranged from tender to epic. Every single song was amazing!

Most of all, I want to thank the girls: Chloë Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Mairead Nesbitt, and Hayley Westenra.  You women are models of grace, kindness, and beauty and you are among the most talented musicians and wonderful people I will ever know. This world would be a much better place if there were more people like you in it.

Next to the original Celtic Woman show at the Helix, A New Journey was the most special concert I have ever seen and the music, some of the most beautiful arrangements I will ever hear. It's meant so much to me and I'm sure it's mean the world to so many of you as well.

Happy 10th Anniversary, Celtic Woman: A New Journey!

Thank you for for being with us during our journey ... for enriching us, inspiring us, raising us up when we were down, and for changing our lives.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 04:12AM »

 Wonderfully  put  Tom-  agreed  on  all  counts.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 06:20AM »

 Smiley Thank you lots for sharing, and Happy 10th Anniversary A New Journey < :*P
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 09:38AM »

Found a Part 2 where we finally get to hear Lynn's turn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39JY6g1S4Ys
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