December 19, 2010
Órla Fallon is a singer / harpist who comes from the village of Knockananna in Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
Since leaving Celtic Woman at the end of 2008, Órla has been charting a solo path that is launching with her very own American Public Television holiday special – Órla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas. Her career is set to take off.
Órla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas puts Órla back, dead center in the Public Television universe. More than 100 markets will air the show starting at the end of this November 2010. The show features Órla and includes special duets with her former Celtic Woman band mate Méav, American Idol’s David Archuleta, the original Riverdance choir, Anúna, and country singer Mark Wills.
Órla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas, shot at the Polk Theatre in Nashville, TN earlier this year will come complete with a DVD of the show and a special companion CD that also includes 20-time Grammy Award winner, 18-time CMA Award winner and Country Music Hall of Famer, Vince Gill. Gill makes a special appearance on the CD for a duet of “Little Drummer Boy” with Órla.
Órla is not only stepping out during the 2010 Holiday Season, but 2011 will see, yet another Public Television special in March. My Land – Starring Órla Fallon is an Irish music, geographical and cultural celebration featuring the legendary Dubliners, Tommy Fleming, Damien Dempsey and the Dublin Gospel Choir. The show was shot on location throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland with a full length concert taped in Dublin this past September.
A woman that credits her late grandmother for instilling an abiding love of Irish music and traditional culture, is now carving out a very successful solo career for herself.
Celtic Radio Comments:
Orla Fallon has created a true inspiration for this holiday Christmas season. A beautiful composition of 12 traditional Christmas songs performed with the grace and beauty of one of the original Celtic Woman! "A Celtic Christmas" is a holiday CD that is to be treasured year in and out with resounding sounds that will brighten your Christmas all through New Years. 5 Golden Christmas Stars for a beautiful and creative masterpiece!