Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope coming June 23 to BJC

University Park, Pa. — The international Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman will visit Penn State's University Park campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6, and can be purchased at the BJC Box Office, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or by phone at (814) 865-5555. Special group rates are also available. See below for all ticket info.
Four years ago Celtic Woman traveled from Ireland to America and captivated millions with their inspiring songs of hope and love. Their incredible journey to stardom has been like a dream come true for vocalists Chloe, Lisa, Lynne, Alex and Celtic violinist Mairead. The 2009 “Isle of Hope” tour will dazzle the eye, enchant the ear and stimulate both the mind and the heart.
Fans have the opportunity to experience Celtic Woman’s most magical production yet, featuring brand-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.” Musical Director David Downes has composed stunning new music for the 19- member ensemble featuring the wonderful voices of Celtic Woman and the energetic musical inventiveness of Celtic violinist, Mairead.
The show will also feature cornerstone favorites such as “The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun,” “Danny Boy,” and “Spanish Lady,” among others.
Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences worldwide with their heavenly renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits. In just four short years, the group has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs, played seven U.S. tours, and performed for more than 800,000 people. Meanwhile, the three Celtic Woman PBS Specials have aired more than 13,658 times on 342 PBS stations across the country, covering 97 percent of U.S. television households.
The group has also appeared on several national television shows including "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Martha Stewart," "CBS Early Show," "Brian Boitano’s Skating Spectacular: Skate for the Heart" and "The Bonnie Hunt Show."
Named the No. 1 Top World Music Artist by Billboard magazine, Celtic Woman albums ("Celtic Woman," "A Christmas Celebration" and "A New Journey") have held the  No. 1 position on the magazine’s World Music chart for 90 consecutive weeks. Their recent album, "The Greatest Journey Essential Collection," debuted at No. 1.

Reserved seats go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 6, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, Penn State Altoona campus ticket outlet, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at (814) 865-5555 or online at www.bjc.psu.edu.  A special discount on all price levels will be made available to groups of 20 or more. For more info on group tickets, call (814) 863-1812 today.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010