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Celtic Woman: Ancient Land | Sunday, November 25 at 7 p.m.


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CELTIC WOMAN – ANCIENT LAND
Premieres November 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. on WOUB

– A Spectacular Outdoor Concert Filmed at an Enchanting Irish Castle –

Filmed at the enchanting 19th century Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland, this brand-new special for PBS features stunning new music from Celtic Woman’s latest album Ancient Land, along with a selection of their timeless classics. The spectacular outdoor concert — their first filmed at a castle since 2009’s “Songs from the Heart” — follows in the footsteps of other PBS viewer favorites such as “A New Journey,” “Destiny” and last year’s “Homecoming.” CELTIC WOMAN – ANCIENT LAND is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations in November/December 2018.

Showcasing the stunning fiddle playing of Tara McNeill and the shimmering voices of Mairead Carlin and Éabha McMahon, Ancient Land also introduces the newest member of Celtic Woman, 21-year-old Megan Walsh, making her debut.

Joining Celtic Woman will be a choir and Irish dancers, as well as an orchestra and some of Ireland’s finest musicians playing an array of Celtic instruments, including Uilleann pipes, whistles, percussion and bagpipes.

Filmed on a magical Irish evening on castle grounds, this lavish production features the highest quality sound, lighting and staging, all designed to highlight the superb performers gracing the stage. Celtic Woman continues to carry on the centuries-old tradition of telling stories through song — stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing.

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