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Celtic Woman concert at Miller

Oct. 11, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman will stop at Western Michigan University on its "Isle of Hope" tour Saturday, Nov. 7. The performance will start at 8 p.m. in WMU's Miller Auditorium.

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Four years ago, Celtic Woman traveled from Ireland to America with inspiring songs of love and hope. Named the Top World Music Artist by Billboard magazine, the group has been winning over audiences ever since, performing renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits.

The 19-member ensemble, featuring vocalists Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly and Alex Sharpe, and Celtic violinist Mairead Nesbitt, has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs. It has played seven U.S. tours and performed for more than 800,000 fans. The group has appeared on several national television shows, including "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Martha Stewart" and the "CBS Early Show," and has been the subject of three PBS specials.

The Nov. 7 performance will feature new renditions of "Fields of Gold" and "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," as well as an original anthem by Brendan Graham, writer of "You Raise Me Up." Fans will also get to hear new songs by musical director David Downes, and such cornerstone favorites as "The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun," "Danny Boy" and "Spanish Lady."

Celtic Woman's "Isle of Hope" show at Miller Auditorium is sponsored in part by Discover Kalamazoo. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $55. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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