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medievallassie Let's talk about the CELTIC WOMAN Women!! (113* d) RE: Let's talk about the CELTIC WOMAN Women!! 03 Jun 18

I have a funny (sorta) story about Celtic Women that I usually share when I sing one song in particular at festivals. A few years ago I was struggling to come up with a list of songs to prepare for the annual Fleadh Cheoil here in the states. It was a bucket list item of mine to compete and win it (still working on the second part of that!) so I decided at age 50 something I wasn't getting any younger and made it happen. I spent at least 4 months prior to the competition trying to find acceptable songs in the Trad genre and MudCat was a huge help, btw. Anyway, about two weeks before the event I finally was able to talk to someone about what was acceptable and what wasn't. The actual quote was "generally, if it's been done by Celtic Woman then don't use it." All six items of my song list, 2 lively and 4 slow, got scrapped!!! I learned that it is impossible to find a song that they haven't done after 14 years of performing!! I went to the competition with a very weak set of songs and naturally the one that I had only learned the week before was the one I had to sing. Thanks a lot, ladies! :-)

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