Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Already!

Hi All!

Wow, it's been a LONG time since my last blog! Apologies but it's been a hectic year and at least tweets keep everyone out there up to speed day to day! I will try not to let it get this long again though!

What a year it's been!

We did a tour of the States, our second home at this stage, with Songs from the Heart. We then went on to do tours of Europe and Japan with lots of promo trips in between in Germany and Tokyo.
Here are some links below to the promo clip from one of our trips to Germany and also two links from Japan; a cause close to our hearts, the Tsunami fundraiser and our red carpet moment doing the theme song for the movie Princess Toyotomi.

We went on to do our new DVD and CD Believe at the beautiful Fox Theater in Atlanta. It was an incredible experience and one that we all hope you will enjoy when we go on tour in February.
As of today we are No.1 on the Amazon charts ahead of great company! Have a look above!!
Such exciting news!

I know my #Celticcuties won't mind me saying that the highlight of my year in 2011 had to be my marriage!! We got away to Maui, Hawaii and had the most amazing time! The beauty of the place was really astounding as you can see in the pic above. It was super relaxed and could not have been more perfect.
There have been a lot of questions about my dress! It was the first one I tried and I fell in love with it straight away! It is a 40's vintage couture Lillie Rubin silk & gold thread gown from the beautiful Goddess Room in Ireland. I also got my 40's vintage couture clutch from Paris 1900 in Santa Monica.
There you go! Two amazing places to check out!

We then had some TV shows in Germany for Christmas and also our Christmas Celebration Symphony Tour of the States which was a new departure for us! It was amazing to perform with orchestras in different cities and we hope to do it again in 2012!

Christmas and New Year was great for us with family and a lovely end to 2011!

It hard to believe it is now 2012 and we are about to start a new tour in a few weeks!
Believe, our new live tour, will be very exciting. We will not have the wonderful Lisa Kelly with us this time as you know. She has been with us from the beginning and will be keeping an eye on us and visiting from time to time! We will miss your beautiful presence on and off stage Lisa! I know though that Lisa is as happy as we are with our new Celtic Woman Susan McFadden. It will be fantastic to work with Susan and welcome her to the Celtic Woman family!
We start rehearsals really soon and are in studio too next week so keep tuned to see what's coming up next!
We can't wait to bring Believe to you and take you on a new journey with us.

2012 also brings us a new Tinker Bell movie! I am so excited to be doing Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings. It has always been a dream come true for me to be featured in the Tinker Bell movies and now that Tink is coming back to Pixie Hollow for the fourth movie in the series, I am beyond psyched to be featured once again! Here is a link to the new clip!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year and really looking forward to seeing you all on Believe very soon!

Le grá



  1. Hello Mairead, and happy 2012 to you!

    I am so excited to come see you and the rest of the girls on your Believe tour this year! I have been a fan of Celtic Woman (and you especially) for quite a few years, but this will be my first time seeing you all live and I'm incredibly excited about it!

    I so enjoy your wonderful fiddling, and as a fiddler myself I have been very inspired by your music. I remember seeing you for the first time on the New Journey special, and I have loved your playing ever since. :) I am always excited to hear new tunes from you and love having the chance to learn some fantastic new pieces! Thank you for all the energy and fun you put into your music and can't wait to see you on the Believe tour!


  2. That is such a beautiful wedding picture! Congratulations :) And while I am not a fiddler, you inspire me so much with your energy and the way you live life to the fullest. I'm looking forward to seeing Believe. Happy 2012!!

  3. Congratulations on your marriage Mairead!! Your photo is absolutely stunning, and I hope it was everything you hoped for!
    Thank you for your dedication to Celtic Woman, it's amazing watching you perform with them. I've already pre-ordered the CD & DVD & I can't wait to get them when I return home (I'm down under for now)! Thank you again!
    ~Mariko xo

  4. Hello Máiréad,

    Thank you for such a wonderful blog. I will agree that your wedding dress is truly beautiful. I again would like to wish the new family many happy and wonderful days until the end of time. You are a couple made in Heaven and I am so happy for both of you.

    The 2011 symphony tour was fabulous and do hope one takes place in 2012. There was no better way to open up the holiday season than to hear Celtic Woman perform live. Thank you. Believe will be an awesome show. I missed out on 2011 tour but already prepared for 2012. You ladies rock! Congratulations on the number one position on Amazon. You deserve it!!

    We look forward to the release of the new Tinkerbell movie. Joel McNeely knows talent and we also thank him for bringing you back on another movie. I look forward to hearing it.

    Take care Máiréad and I wish you and Jim and wonderful and blessed New Year. See you next month.


  5. You make me want to get married in Hawaii!!! :P Thanks for the dress info, btw. I love hearing about little details like that! <3

  6. Máiréad, you make that gown look GOOD. Your husband is a lucky man. Looking forward to seeing you in February.


  7. Lovely Mairead, Congratulations from both Brian and I on your recent marriage. I absolutely LOVE the photograph. It looks like something straight from a romance novel. Beautiful dress - beautiful bride - lucky groom! :) I'll have to show your photo to my daughter Amber. She was married there a year and a half ago on the same island - and that beach looks very familiar! Dejavu! Cheers to you and your new husband with wishes for a wonderful life together. I'm headed back to Ireland again this summer. Brian and I were there in July and had a lovely visit. Again, all the best in your new marriage. This is happy news! :)

  8. Thank you Máiréad for posting an update. You have quite the list of accomplishments for 2011. I saw the Symphony show and it was yet another great CW show. I can't wait to see Believe in March. Again, congratulations on your marriage, I am very happy for you.

    Take care and good luck with the new Believe show in a few weeks.


  9. Prayers and best wishes to you. Goodbye and good luck.

  10. 1-18-12
    Warmest greetings dear lady. "Glenn, A.K.A. The Rotten Rebel" Just keeping in touch. Congrats on all the new wonderful happenings. Lovely photo of you both. Like a new portrait? :) Really, it would be my pleasure, you know. All my best to you both as well. Hope you'll keep in touch my dear friend. God bless. Always, sincerely & respectfully yours.
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  11. Hi Máiréad,
    Thanks for your thoughts on a great year for both you and fans. Congratulations on your marriage and I hope you have many happy years together.
    As I was unable to attend the taping of "Believe" in Atlanta, I am very excited now to be seeing it this March. See you in Boston Albany and Syracuse.
    Take care and safe travels.

  12. Hi Máiréad...thank you for your wonderful blog. So great to hear from you again! Congratulations on you marriage. Your photo is absolutely stunning. I wish you many happy years together. I was at the Atlanta taping of Believe and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I am very excited to see the live show in March in New England.
    Best wishes and safe travels. See you soon!

  13. Congratulations on getting married. Just wanted to say you are a beautiful and talented woman.