Celtic Woman presents Emerald Tour at AESC

The internationally successful Irish ensemble comes to Abbotsford in March.

Celtic Woman consists of (from left) Lisa Lambe

Celtic Woman consists of (from left) Lisa Lambe

Global music phenomenon Celtic Woman will bring The Emerald Tour to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The elaborate new stage presentation celebrates the Emerald Isles’ musical and cultural heritage and combines longtime fan favorites with new musical gems written specifically for Celtic Woman, under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.

The Emerald Tour will spotlight the angelic voices and inspiring music that have won Celtic Woman the devotion of a worldwide audience.

Celtic Woman is an ensemble that showcases the talent and charisma of four gifted young Irish women, who combine the sound and sensibility of Irish traditional music with contemporary pop standards and memorable original compositions.

Recently named Billboard magazine’s #1 World Music Artist, Celtic Woman presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience that also incorporates the talents of a group of world-class musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.

Since its inception in 2004, Celtic Woman’s eight CDs and seven DVDs have become multi-platinum bestsellers, and the group has won an international fan base through its successful television specials.

The ensemble has sold more than eight million copies of its releases, all of which have debuted at the top of Billboard’s World Music chart.

As a live act, they continue to sell out concert halls around the world, having performed for nearly three million fans.

The group has performed twice at the White House, as well as making high-profile appearances on such American television shows as Dancing with the Stars and the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.

Tickets start at $40 (plus applicable fees) and go on sale this Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.

They are available online at abbotsfordcentre.ca, by phone at 1-866-977-2372, or in person at the AESC box office, the Abbotsford and Matsqui recreation centres, and Whatcom Wine & Spirits.