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CELTIC WOMAN - BELIEVE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7 PM

EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS

– First Special Filmed in the U.S. for Their American Fans

Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, the singing sensation Celtic Woman presents a new chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. Celtic Woman – Believe airs Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.

Celtic Woman – Believe stars vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, performing classic Irish songs, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs with their signature Celtic Woman twist, under the musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.

Celtic Woman’s previous smash-hit public television programs and companion live concert DVDs were filmed at historic locations around Ireland, including Slane Castleand Powerscourt House & Gardens. For the first time ever, this Celtic Woman concert was filmed in the United States, capturing the infectious energy of their loyal American fans. Directed by Emmy-nominated Ryan Polito, Celtic Woman – Believeis a free-flowing cinematic experience that makes viewers feel as if they are front and center, in the middle of the magic.

The extravagant production was filmed at Atlanta, Georgia’s Fox Theatre (former grand movie palace and now National Historic Landmark) with a dazzling array of visual and musical effects — including a 20-piece orchestra, seven-piece Celtic Woman Band, 16-piece Atlanta Bagpipe Band, lush vocal harmonies from the 10-member Aontas Choir and a 30-member children’s choir — serving as the backdrop to the grace and beauty of Celtic Woman.

Since Celtic Woman’s March 2005 American debut on public television, the unique all-female ensemble has emerged as a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. Their evocative, uplifting music has crossed over national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a devoted fan base that spans the globe.

Celtic Woman – Believe features:

  • “Awakening”
  • “Follow On”
  • “The Foxhunter”
  • “Nocturne”
  • “Sailing”
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
  • “Black Is the Colour”
  • “The World Falls Away”
  • “A Tribute to Broadway”
  • “Téir Abhaile Riú”
  • “A Woman’s Heart”
  • “The Water Is Wide”
  • “Green Grow the Rushes”
  • “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
  • “A Spaceman Came Travelling”
  • “Ave Maria”
  • “Mná na hÉireann”
  • “The Parting Glass”

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.