Friday, March 2, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Celtic Woman Believe CD & DVD (2 Winners!)

When I was contacted  about checking out the new album and live DVD from Celtic Woman, I nearly passed. Though I'd seen bits and pieces of their performances on PBS over the years, they're not the sort of thing you'd normally find me listening to.

I clicked through to check out a little video trailer, though, and a funny thing happened. My kids went crazy. V was mesmerized by the ladies in the "fancy princess dresses," and L was interested in all the musical instruments. I asked the kids if they'd like to see and hear more and they said yes, so that was that.

When the DVD arrived, we popped it in, and once again the kids were riveted. In typical homeschool fashion, L and I ended up having several discussions about musical instruments, folk dancing, and Ireland. Nearly four year old V said she wanted to be just like the pretty lady in the purple dress that sang and played the violin. (In a world full of sketchy female role models, that's one I could get behind...)

The DVD was very pretty and well produced. The show included an orchestra, a children's choir, and dancers, among other things. The group covers several familiar songs, (Ave Maria, and Bridge over Troubled Water,) as well as a number of apparently traditional Irish songs. The ladies have lovely voices, and I was glad I decided to check it out after all.

Sometimes it good to stretch your boundaries a little.

Several weeks later, the kids are still periodically asking to watch and listen to the DVD and album.  How cool is that?

Celtic Woman is touring all over the U.S. this spring. Check out their website for tour dates and locations, to buy merchandise, or just to find out more about the group. You can also pick up the Believe DVD and CD via Amazon.

The PR company representing the group has offered to host a giveaway here. One randomly selected commenter will receive a signed copy of the DVD, and another randomly selected commenter will receive one signed copy of the CD. (U.S. and Canada only, please.)

For your first entry, just leave a comment saying you'd like to be entered. (Easy, right?)

For additional, optional entries, you may do any or all of the following, up to once per day: tweet, FB, or blog about the giveaway. (Be sure to leave a comment for each entry, as well as a way to contact you if you win.)

This giveaway will end 3/8/12, at 10 pm, Central time.

Disclosure: I received a DVD and CD in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.


  1. my girls use to love to watch Riverdance :) I think it's the Irish blood in them from my side of the family.

  2. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.