Celtic Woman, an all female Irish singing group, will fill the Murat Theatre (Old National Centre) in Indianapolis downtown with the vibrant sound of their voices Saturday, March 27. Combining traditional Celtic music with modern songs in a concert event like no other, Celtic Woman offers an uplifting Indianapolis music experience this weekend. Tickets to the concert range from $45.00 to $68.00. Don’t miss this authentic cultural experience, that comes just after a vivid celebration of St. Paddy’s Day in the Circle City.
Celtic Woman is the brainchild of composer and conductor David Downes. After working as musical director for the stage show Riverdance, Downes saw potential in the American market to capitalize on a national interest in Irish heritage and Celtic music. He created the group that blended Irish music and dance in an all girl structure modeled after female pop groups that storm United States music charts such as the Spice Girls.
In 2004, he recruited five female artists, four vocalists and one fiddler, to create his vision, calling the group Celtic Woman. And though some of the faces in the group have changed over the years, the feeling produced by this Celtic phenomenon has not. Celtic Woman has released five albums, which have sold over fifty million copies, making it one of the most commercially successful musical acts on the globe. The latest of which Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart, was released only last January.
Celtic Woman’s current tour around the United States shares a name with their most recent album. Prior to this journey, Celtic Woman has performed three tours around America to more than one hundred cities. Their current tour includes a twenty seven member orchestra, a ten member extreme Extreme Rhythm Drummers group and an eleven piece bag pipe ensemble.
David Downes is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied both music and composition. Prior to creating the ever successful Celtic Woman, Downes has a list of performing credits that rivals any musician’s. He has played Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Wembly Arena and more. He has appeared with big names like the National Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Studio Symphony, Moravian Philharmonic and many many more. He has worked with artists such as Michael Crawford, Clannad, Michael Smith, James Galaway, Alan Stivell and Boyzone. In addition he has worked as an orchestrator and arranger for Bonnie Tyler, Charlotte Church and Secret Garden.
|Video: Celtic Woman at the Murat Theatre Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana
Don’t miss Celtic Woman at the Murat Theatre Centre downtown this Saturday, March 27. Located near both the Indianapolis cultural district, Mass Ave, and the heart of Indy downtown (Monument Circle), the Murat Theatre Centre has prime Indianapolis real estate. Treat yourself to dinner before the show at any of these wonderful Indianapolis restaurants. After the concert, head to any of these refreshing Indianapolis bars to celebrate in the great Irish tradition. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and more!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Murat Theatre Centre (Old National)
502 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The Murat, now known as the Old National Centre, is a premier Indianapolis performing arts venue