By Dondre Lemon
The international artists of the “Celtic Woman Homecoming Tour” will make a stop at the Tilles Center. This female Irish group will bring their unique take on classical songs to campus.
Celtic Woman is known to please the ears of audiences with their traditional music of yesterday and today. From original songs to covers such as You Raise Me Up, Amazing Grace, O’ America, and Ave Maria, the group has gained a large fanbase with their unique talents. The group currently consists of Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon, and Tara McNeill.
Having undergone several member changes since 2010, Celtic Woman has had members come and go, looking to tackle other projects. The newest member, Tara McNeill, joined the group during summer 2017, and contributes her talents as a violinist, harpist and soprano vocalist to the group.
Gillian Cohen, sophomore public relations major is familiar with the group. “Honestly, I don’t listen to them, but I’ve heard of them. Other members of the LIU community are excited and know the group well,” Cohen said.
“The Celtic women have a beautifully smooth voice that touches your soul and uplifts your heart spiritually,” Lisa Jenkins, a junior broadcasting major said, “One of my favorite songs they remade is ‘Amazing Grace’, which I love so much.”
Tilles Center staff is unsure of the number of songs the artists will perform, but they are certain it will be a night filled with excitement.
The homecoming tour began on March 24, and the group will travel across the world to New York, London, Toronto, Houston, and Las Vegas. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on March 29. Ticket prices range from $103 to $43 and can be purchased online at www.tillescenter.org or by visiting the box office. Discounted student tickets are available, contact the box office at (516) 299-3100 for more details.