Emerald: Musical Gems  (Manhattan Records)
by Celtic Woman

FOR FANS OF: Enya, Clannad, IONA
Rating: 4 Stars

Standards, hymns, show tunes and inspirational classics abound on the latest Celtic Woman release, which once again finds the Irish troupe soaring with ethereal vocal harmonies and classically inspired arrangements. “Amazing Grace” and “You Raise Me Up” are among the spiritually-minded highlights, though the ladies send shivers with an impassioned performance of Simon & Garfunkel’s bedrock, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
– Andy Argyrakis

WE LIKE: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”


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About The Author

Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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