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2007-04-28 St. Catharines

reviewed by Heather

 

Usually I don't have much trouble writing a quick review after seeing a Celtic Tenor's Concert...the words just seem to flow out of my keyboard. But this time, I just can't seem to put together the words to all the emotions that I am feeling.
There are so many. And there is so much to remember. I think that Barb has hit on a good number of things that happened on this trip. I just want to add a few things.


First off that the CT's and Deirdre and their fabulous Musical Director, David Munroe performed with the outstanding Niagara Symphony Orchestra under the talented baton of Maestro Daniel Swift.

 

Taking to our seats in the front row of the performing arts auditorium we didn't have to wait too long before the orchestra started to tune up.  I have to mention that this was the last concert on what has been a very hectic and long tour of North America. Everyone was in good form on Saturday night. The bantering that went on with Paddy McGinty's goat was too funny for words and I laughed until I was almost in tears. And James and Daryl's feud is getting more hilarious. James of course pouting and walking off stage and complaining that he
was suppose to do the part that Daryl had taken. And Daryl in turn doing a fantastic B Flat and a very lovely might I add, Pirouette!

I must say that I loved being referred to the Red Haired Girl in An Cailin Rua. I guess that my hair did have a bit of a reddish tinge that night under the lights. This was the first time that I had heard this song, and I must say that it is very beautiful song. I also want to say that it was a pleasure meeting Paddy and her
neighbour Debbie. I am so glad that you caught up with us at the end of the concert right before the Artist's chat. It was very nice to meet you. It was like meeting old friends, though neither of us had met before.


The Artist's Chat that was held even after the Meet and Greet was about 15 minutes long and was hosted by a radio personality in St. Catharines. Members of the audience were invited to ask questions of the Tenors and Deirdre. 

 

I must also make mention that the family of Jackie Miller, who originally had brought the CT's over from Ireland for their concerts in Oakville were in the audience. Jackie would have been proud of her contribution to the success of the group in North America.


To Joyce, I'm sorry that we didn't have more of a chance to chat after the show,you were so busy with the merchandise table. Thank goodness that you had Daryl's friend there to help you. You both did an excellent job.

Our fabulous weekend was finished off with a visit to Niagara Falls. This was my first visit to the falls and it was a beautiful sunny day, with clear blue skies. So we could really see the falls in all their majestic glory. A sight to be hold really, when you think of the power behind that water. Of course me being the delicate creatre that I am, was getting drenched by the spray of the falls as they cascaded over the rocks.

 

And last but certainly not least, I want to convey a great big 'Thank you' and Ten Thousand Squooshes, to the Celtic Tenors themselves, James, Daryl, Matthew, Deirdre and David. Thank you for another amazing concert. I loved every minute of it, and you make every fanou feel truly special like you are singing just to them, because that is the way that I always come away feeling like after seeing you in concert.

With Love and Admiration,
Heather