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Show Reviews! / Re: Susan in Daniel O'Donnell's Rock 'n' Roll Show (2005)
« Last post by CWazytom on May 21, 2018, 10:28:49 PM »
If you're in to free stuff, have good Internet and no download cap to worry about, here's pretty much the whole DVD:
https://youtu.be/ciTw4LO8xsU
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Show Reviews! / Susan in Daniel O'Donnell's Rock 'n' Roll Show (2005)
« Last post by CWazytom on May 21, 2018, 10:11:17 PM »
Long before Susan was in Celtic Woman, she was a dancer in Daniel O'Donnell's DVD "Rock 'n' Roll Show" in 2005 (part of his Blue Jeans Tour).

Here's my recap of the DVD.

Song Selection

The show focuses on rock and roll songs from mostly the 50s and 60s, although there are some songs from the 70s too. Your enjoyment of the music may depend on what kind of music you grew up with and how much you enjoy people covering those songs. Even though these songs were before my time, I did grow up listening to a lot of 'oldies' radio and even watched a bunch of Lawrence Welk with my grandparents when I was younger. So I did have some exposure to classic rock and have heard most of the songs before. I'd say the covers are good, though not necessarily spectacular.


Susan

We saw some of Susan's graceful dancing skills in Voices of Angels and some more energetic dancing in Homecoming (and Emerald), you really haven't seen her dance until you've seen her in this DVD. There is some really fast-paced, high energy dancing and she does it very well.

She gets to show off her expressiveness in some of the close-ups. Like Reese Witherspoon, Susan is great at using her face as a storytelling device. She does have a lot of moments in this show when she looks like she could be a stunt double for Reese Witherspoon, just like in Legally Blonde the Musical.

There are a lot of costume changes, so we get to see Susan in several nice outfits.

Even though Susan isn't a principal performer or singer in the show, she does appear in quite a few of the songs. Even before the lights come up and the music starts playing, she walks out on stage by herself to open the show. She might do some backup singing in some of the songs while she's dancing, but I'm not sure.

Here are most of the tracks in which she appears on the DVD:

Come On Over to My Place
Oh Boy
When You Walk In The Room
Elvis Medley
Lipstick on Your Collar
Is This the Way to Amarillo
The Moon of Love Medley
Ole Man Trouble
At The Hop
Cliff Richard Medley
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Live Next Door to Alice
Let's Twist Again
Let's Dance Encore
Rock Around the Clock



My Favourites

My favourite number featuring Susan was The Moon of Love Medley. She has a lot of good closeups and even says a few lines.

Mary Duff is quite prevalent in the show and she does a great job. My favourite song is the production is The Carnival Is Over, which Daniel and Mary perform as a duet. The harmony is extremely well done! If I had been in the audience, I would have given two standing ovations during the show: one to Susan when she got her shout-out and one after The Carnival Is Over.

After Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Susan and the other dancers get their shout-outs.

Susan does appear in the credits at the end.


Overall Impression

Overall, I though it was pretty good show. It had a good selection of songs. Even if 50s/60s classic rock isn't your thing, you'll still probably enjoy at least parts of it. It's mostly up-tempo songs, although it does have a good mix of slower songs too.

If there's one criticism I have is that it's a pretty long show. The running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes and that's just the show. There are no extras on the DVD. It's hard for me to get through the whole thing in one sitting.

If you're a massive Susan McFadden fan (like me), you should get this DVD. She's featured in quite a few of the songs, her dancing is impressive, and almost every time I see her, it makes me smile. If you or someone you know is also a fan of 50s/60s music, then you should definitely get this DVD.

Thanks for reading.

Susan forever!
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Letters to and From Susan / A facebook post from Sue
« Last post by GlenS on March 23, 2018, 07:08:46 PM »









Susan McFadden

4 mins ∑
...

Hi Everyone,

Let me start by thanking you all for your kind words and well wishes over the past couple of weeks. Your words gave me much comfort at a time of great loss and sadness. On the 11th of March my beautiful Aunt Joanie passed away. Joanie was the centre of our family, a beautiful soul who made all our lives so much better for her being in it. I canít thank my Celtic Woman family enough for allowing me the time to go back to ireland and spend precious time with my family as we grieved the loss of our beautiful Joanie. Thank you so so much to the wonderful Alex Sharpe for stepping in while I was away... and to all the cast and crew for rallying to get the show together at such short notice. I will return to the tour tomorrow for our New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) show and Iím really looking forward to getting back on stage again with my beauties Mairead, Eabha and Tara and all the Celtic woman cast who Iíve missed dearly... especially my Anthony Byrne ❤️Looking forward to seeing you all at some of our shows along the way..Much love ❤️ Susan xxx
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Homecoming Tour and DVD / Re: Homecoming Lineup Change
« Last post by CWazytom on March 22, 2018, 12:48:10 AM »
Alex's last show filling in for Susan on the Homecoming Tour is March 23, 2018.

Susan should be back on March 24, 2018.
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Homecoming Tour and DVD / Homecoming Lineup Change
« Last post by CWazytom on March 11, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
Susan has to leave for a bit.

I hope everything's ok.

Let's show her support, but respect her privacy.

In the meantime, let's give a warm welcome back to Alex Sharpe!

https://twitter.com/Celtic_Woman/status/972909339496386570
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Homecoming Tour and DVD / Tour dates
« Last post by GlenS on March 04, 2018, 01:29:40 PM »
04 Mar '18 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota FL
06 Mar '18 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers FL
07 Mar '18 King Center Melbourne FL
09 Mar '18 The Fox Theatre Atlanta GA
10 Mar '18 North Charleston Coliseum & PAC N Charleston SC
11 Mar '18 Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Charlotte NC
13 Mar '18 Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Jacksonville FL
14 Mar '18 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Spartanburg SC
15 Mar '18 Crown Theatre Fayetteville NC
16 Mar '18 Altria Theater Richmond VA
17 Mar '18 Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore MD
18 Mar '18 DPAC Durham NC
20 Mar '18 Koger Center for the Arts Columbia SC
21 Mar '18 Berglund Center Roanoke VA
22 Mar '18 Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia PA
23 Mar '18 Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk VA
24 Mar '18 NJPAC Newark NJ
25 Mar '18 F. M. Kirby Center Wilkes Barre PA
27 Mar '18 Benedum Center Pittsburgh PA
28 Mar '18 Proctors Schenectady NY
29 Mar '18 Tilles Center Greenvale NY
30 Mar '18 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville CT
31 Mar '18 Landmark Theatre Syracuse NY
03 Apr '18 RBTL Auditorium Theatre Rochester NY 
04 Apr '18 Merill Auditorium Portland ME
05 Apr '18 Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell MA .
06 Apr '18 American Music Theater Lancaster PA . .
07 Apr '18 American Music Theatre Lancaster PA . .
08 Apr '18 PPAC Providence RI . .
10 Apr '18 Flynn Center Burlington VT . .
11 Apr '18 Sony Centre Toronto ON Canada .
12 Apr '18 Budweiser Gardens London ON Canada .
13 Apr '18 Fox Theatre Detroit MI . .
14 Apr '18 Frauenthal Center Muskegon MI . .
15 Apr '18 Dow Event Center Saginaw MI . .
17 Apr '18 Clay Center Charleston WV . .
18 Apr '18 Palace Theatre Columbus OH . .
19 Apr '18 State Theatre Cleveland OH . .
20 Apr '18 Morris PAC South Bend IN . .
21 Apr '18 Clark State Performing Arts Center Springfield OH . .
22 Apr '18 Carson Center Paducah KY . .
24 Apr '18 Von Braun Center Huntsville AL . .
25 Apr '18 Saenger Theatre Pensacola FL . .
26 Apr '18 BJCC Birmingham AL . .
27 Apr '18 Louisville Palace Louisville KY . .
28 Apr '18 Orpheum Theatre Memphis TN . .
29 Apr '18 Marina Civic Center Panama City FL . .
01 May '18 Dothan Civic Center Dothan AL . .
02 May '18 Tivoli Theatre Chattanooga TN . .
03 May '18 Thalia Mara Hall Jackson MS . .
04 May '18 Raising Cane's River Center Arena Baton Rouge LA . .
05 May '18 Smart Financial Centre Houston TX . .
06 May '18 American Bank Center- Selena Auditorium Corpus Christi TX . .
08 May '18 Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City OK . .
09 May '18 Majestic Theatre San Antonio TX . .
10 May '18 Cowan Center Tyler TX .
11 May '18 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie TX . .
12 May '18 Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls TX . .
13 May '18 Amarillo Civic Center Amarillo TX . .
15 May '18 Centennial Hall Tucson AZ . .
16 May '18 Mesa Arts Center Mesa AZ . .
17 May '18 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside CA . .
18 May '18 Civic Theatre San Diego CA . .
19 May '18 Gallo Center for the Arts Modesto CA . .
20 May '18 Smith Center Las Vegas NV . .
22 May '18 Popejoy Hall Albuquerque NM . .
23 May '18 Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs CO . .
24 May '18 Budweiser Events Center Loveland CO . .
25 May '18 Cheyenne Civic Center Cheyenne WY . .
26 May '18 Capitol Theatre Salt Lake City UT . .
29 May '18 Morrison Center Boise ID . .
30 May '18 Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights WA .
31 May '18 Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights WA .
01 Jun '18 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland OR . .
02 Jun '18 Paramount Theatre Seattle WA . .
03 Jun '18 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver BC Canada .
05 Jun '18 Conexus Arts Centre Regina SK Canada .
06 Jun '18 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg MN Canada .
07 Jun '18 Chester Fritz Auditorium Grand Forks ND . .
08 Jun '18 Orpheum Theatre Sioux City IA . .
09 Jun '18 Fox Cities PAC Appleton WI . .
10 Jun '18 Embassy Theatre Ft Wayne IN . .
12 Jun '18 Adler Theatre Davenport IA . .
13 Jun '18 The Fabulous Fox Theatre St Louis MO . .
14 Jun '18 Virginia Theatre Champaign IL . .
15 Jun '18 TPAC Nashville TN . .
16 Jun '18 Aronoff Center Cincinnati OH . .
17 Jun '18 Rosemont Theatre Rosemont IL .


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General Discussion / Why a new CWF
« Last post by GlenS on February 26, 2018, 12:55:38 PM »
Hey all I have been working on this new Forum for awhile now and I think I came up with a really good looking forum at least everyone and everything has a picture of it's own. Here is the reason I have spent all this time and money to build this new CWF forum. Lindsey aka Aislin The owner/ Admin has not logged in for over 13 months and no new members have been oked since before Oct 2016 so I think one day that forum will just not be there as it seems Lindsey has lost interest in it and soon im sure will stop funding the hosting company and it will just be shut down one day sorry to say but I have tried many times to contact her but she never returns emails or PM's. So this is why I built the new CWF so people can post there and not be afraid to loose there stuff. You can get to the new Forum at

www.celticwomanforum.net

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the new forum

Thanks
GlenS
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Forum Questions & Comments / Music player problems ??
« Last post by GlenS on February 13, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »
Hi all this is a new version of the music player and is to have fixed the problems we were having with it so if anyone see any problems let me know please

Thanks

also let me know what music you would like on the player and which forum
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Homecoming Tour and DVD / Interview with RTE (Feb 2, 2018)
« Last post by CWazytom on February 02, 2018, 07:37:08 PM »
Celtic Woman did an interview with RTE, posted on February 2, 2018.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0202/937900-celtic-woman-its-a-really-exciting-time-for-us/

It contains a short video interview, but a good one. There's some interesting things about the Homecoming tour they casually mentioned during the interview that should get fans excited!  ;)

The article also contains writeup of the interview.
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The Other Ladies in Celtic Woman / Re: CaraNua
« Last post by CWazytom on January 29, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
Mike Brown did an awesome write-up on the CaraNua concert in Utah.

Set List

Act 1:

New Wings
Shenandoah
Songs from a Secret Garden
The Voice (Edel solo)
Moondance
Danny Boy
D�lam�n (with audience participation)
December Snow
Scotland Brave
You Raise Me Up

Act 2 (with new gowns):

Paddy's Green
All Creatures of Our God and King
Brahm's Lullaby (Lynn solo)
Isle of Hope
Thinking of You
The Blessing (Alex solo)
My Land
Going Home
The Parting Glass

Encore:

Amazing Grace
You Raise Me Up (reprise)


Some Key Notes

- Lynn more outgoing than she used to be
- There was a signing after the show
- "Favorite Hymns II" tentatively scheduled for May, 2018!  :o
- They're also tentatively considering a FALL TOUR in 2018!!!!!

Please, PLEASE do another concert, ladies. I will find a way to be there...


Here's some pictures from CaraNua's debut concert in North America.

I really like the dresses and the way their hair was done for this show. Absolutely stunning!!!!  :o








Last but not least...

CaraNua recorded an acapella cover of A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman) in Utah before they returned to Ireland.

This is so gorgeous it's a must-listen!

   https://youtu.be/bxae4qlTpg0

That is some of the most beautiful and crystal clear harmony I have ever heard!
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