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Celtic Woman Pursue the American Dream, release "Oh America" June 20th

posted May 11, 2009, 8:23 AM by Vu Nguyen
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CELTIC WOMAN

IN TRIBUTE TO PURSUING THE AMERICAN DREAM

TO RELEASE BRAND-NEW SONG "OH AMERICA" ON JUNE 20

Isle of Hope

Tour Continues To Receive Standing Ovations

May 11th – NEW YORK - Celtic Woman knows what it means to pursue a dream.  With voices like angels, the 5 Irish female ensemble have been uplifting audiences of all ages with their PBS TV specials, popular concert tours and with their latest album "The Greatest Journey."  Most recently they were seen by 23 million viewers on Dancing With The Stars (ABC TV) when they performed the Brendan Graham original "You Raise Me Up."  Also written by Brendan Graham and exclusively for Celtic Woman is the patriotic song "Oh America" that has been a highlight of the group's current 75-date Isle of Hope concert tour.  Due to overwhelming demand from their fans, the song will be released as a digital download and ringtune on June 20.    

As the youngest member Chloe explained to the audience at a recent concert, "'Oh America’ is a dedication to the first country to welcome us as Celtic Woman.  You are our true inspiration! We feel as though we are part of your family now and for that we are very honored and proud." 

In just four short years, the group has sold more than 4 million CDs and DVDs, played seven US tours, and performed for more than 800,000 people.  Meanwhile, the three Celtic Woman PBS Specials have aired more than 13,658 times on 685 PBS stations across the country, covering 97% of US television households.  The group will continue to perform "Oh America" in their Isle of Hope tour that runs through July. ‘Oh America’ will also be included on the group’s upcoming PBS TV special scheduled to premiere on the network in December. 

CELTIC WOMAN ISLE OF HOPE TOUR DATES

5/5 

Sacramento, CA

Memorial Auditorium

5/6

Oakland, CA

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

5/8

Spokane, WA

Spokane Arena- Star Theatre

5/9

Portland, OR

Rose Quarter- Theatre of Clouds

5/10

Eugene, OR

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

5/12

Salt Lake City, UT

E Center of West Valley

5/13

Boise, ID

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

5/15, 16, 17

Seattle, WA

Paramount Theatre

5/27, 28

Ft. Myers, FL

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

5/29, 30

West Palm Beach

Kravitz Center

6/1

Savannah, GA

Johnny Mercer Theatre

6/2-3

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

6/5

Roanoke, VA

Civic Centre Performing Arts Theatre

6/6

Raleigh, NC

Progress Energy CPA- 2 shows

6/7

Portsmouth, VA

Ntelos Pavilion

6/8

Vienna, VA

Wolf Trap

6/10-11

Cincinnati, OH

Aronoff Center

6/12

Youngstown, OH

Chevrolet Centre

6/13

Cleveland, OH

Playhouse Square Center

6/14

Richmond, VA

Landmark

6/16

Lexington, KY

Rupp Arena

6/17-18

Nashville, TN

TPAC

6/20-21

Philadelphia, PA

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

6/22

Trenton, NJ

Sovereign Bank Arena

6/23

University Park, PA

Bryce Jordon Center

6/24

Fort Wayne, IN

Allen County War Memorial

6/26

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

6/27

Little Rock, AR

Alltel Arena

6/28

Tulsa, OK

Mabee Center Arena

7/1-2

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 

LYRICS

Oh America, you're calling

I can hear you calling me

You are calling me…to be true to thee

True to three… I will be

Oh America, you’re weeping

Let me heal your wounded heart

I will keep you in my keeping

Till there’ll be... a new start

[Chorus]

And I will answer you, and I will take your hand

And lead you to the sun

And I will stand by you… do all that I can do

And we will be as one

Oh America, I hear you

From your prairies to the sea

From your mountains grand… and all through this land

You are beautiful to me

Oh America, you’re calling

I can hear you calling me

You are calling me… to be true to thee

True to thee… I will be

[Repeat Chorus]

Oh America, you’re calling

I… will ever answer thee

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