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« on: August 16, 2018, 01:20PM »

From Celtic Woman's Official Facebook Page:

"We are delighted to announce the newest member of Celtic Woman, please welcome Megan Walsh.

Megan will make her debut performance with us in our upcoming TV Special and on our new album to be released later this year.

Megan is 21 years of age and from County Meath, Ireland. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and as well as being a classically trained soprano, she is equally proficient in many other genres.
Megan is a seasoned performer, having been on stage from a very young age. In 2014, at age 17, she won "The Soloist" competition with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. This journey took her initially to the USA, where she sang on the main stage of the famous Carnegie Hall, New York.

We are very excited to have her on board and hope you will join us in welcoming her."

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 01:44PM »

Wow! A new member. I think the new album and PSB special will be amazing. Will Megan be the replacement for Susan because she is pregnant or will she be a fifth member?
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 02:28PM »

Wow! A new member. I think the new album and PSB special will be amazing. Will Megan be the replacement for Susan because she is pregnant or will she be a fifth member?

Susan is taking leave from the group. Megan will be taking over for her.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 02:35PM »

CW has broken the record again for youngest member! If she turned 21 this year, she was born in in 1997.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 04:36PM »

The new forum already has a board for her.

I'll be posting stuff over there:
http://www.celticwomanforum.net/index.php?board=81.0

This girl has an AMAZING voice! It's the most classical voice they've had since Meav. Her voice reminds me the most of Margaret Keys.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 05:14PM »

 She sounds like a winner  !   Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 06:26PM »

She sounds like a winner  !   Cool

I'm guessing this is right around the time her life changed...  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 06:37PM »

Awww cool! Welcome to Megan! When I first saw the announcement I had to do a triple take! I thought it was meav! I was like wow she really resembles a young meav in the picture they used!
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 06:57PM »

 Megan sounds very much like Emer Barry I think.    Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 07:20PM »

Megan sounds very much like Emer Barry I think.    Kiss

Yeah, both Emer Barry and Margaret Keys. She has impressive range and power like Emer, yet the tremendously soothing quality of Margaret. For even the highest notes, she doesn't have to change her voice that much and those peaks don't sound shrill at all.

Yeah, I think I'm going to like this girl!
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2018, 07:48PM »

Just a little snip from her introductory post which may or may not be relevant down the road: "such an exciting year ahead."

That sounds like she signed up for one year.

For the near future, what "one year" means is she will be part of the 2019 tour.

Now, Sue also signed up for one year when she started and ended up staying for at least 6 and a half.

But she's definitely not a placeholder for Sue. I think if Sue does end up returning, one of the other Celtic Woman members will be taking leave and Sue and Megan will be in the group together.
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2018, 08:29AM »

She sounds amazing but will she sing like that during this lineup of Celtic Woman? Will she take over what Mairead has done and Mairead stay a more Chloe route. She sounds so like a great replacement for Mairead Carlin. Can she sing like Susan looks by from something I heard.

Whenever there's a new member it's most interesting curious to see how the Dynamics would work. Knowing Alex and Lisa K would be together was curious until Alex took to help Orlas placement her way. I cerrtainly wouldn't want this member singing Susan's songs like Susan did Lisa Kelly's for a PBS Special even though I wgrown to accept it my only most bother with that was Alex couldn't have that and to me Alex spin on Caledonia and The Voice was breathtakingly different in another way Susan's was similar more to Lisa K with a voice more similar to Alex but it Susan still vs the best of She Moved Thru the Fair is it's a new style for Susan or unless it's a new success like Alex on The Voice.

This will be finally interesting to follow more as a soprano taking the contemporary spot once again. This may be the closest of having the Alex lineup again or completely changed or similar to with Susan it can go any direction with CW.

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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2018, 01:22PM »

Well, all except for Órlagh and Éabha are sopranos, it's more of a classical soprano "taking over" a contemporary soprano's place. However, I don't really think there's any "taking over" stuff at all - every member has her own spot, there are no "replacements". Megan isn't supposed to be the new Susan, she's herself.

That aside, she does have musical theatre and contemporary experience. I'm sure she can sing a wide array of songs with CW, and since there's going to be an entirely new show, she can get songs that suit her. This is a video of her aged 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT0APowP39Q&feature=youtu.be She can certainly sing Susan's songs, though I'd prefer it if she got her own place in the group. She does have an incredibly beautiful voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoqXZiC9vVw
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2018, 05:25PM »

I agree with Chiara 100%....let Megan be Megan. Personally, I don`t mind the changes(and I`ve seen most every CW several times since 2009) as it keeps things fresh . When you see a new show with different performers, it`s a new experience....and in the 8 shows I`ve seen, I`ve never been disappointed.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2018, 08:48PM »

Yay, how exciting! Grin I'm looking forward to hear her preform with Celtic Woman and see how her voice blends with the other girls. Kiss
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