April 6, 2011
Órla Fallon releases “My Land” - CD and DVD -- Music special premieres on public television – Órla Fallon – singer, harpist and one of the original members of Celtic Woman
This March, Órla Fallon’s ‘My Land’ premieres nationwide on public television (check local listings) and features guest appearances by Órla’s friends, including one of the most iconic and legendary Irish musical groups - The Dubliners. You can also see the wonderful Dublin Gospel Choir, singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey and Irish crooner, Tommy Fleming. Órla Fallon’s ‘My Land’ was taped at the majestic Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) in Dublin. RHK is one of the finest 17th-century buildings in all of Ireland. Additional shooting for the show took place on location throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland at various locations including: The Cliffs of Moher, Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Forest Park in Gougane Barra, Rock of Cashel, Dublin, Portaferry, Strangford Lough and Downpatrick.
The show includes a combination of Órla’s solo material and classic Irish and American songs including: Morning Has Broken, I’ll Tell Me Ma, Spanish Lady, Ni Na La, Isle of Innisfree and many more. “ ‘My Land’ is the show that I have dreamed of making for many years,” says Fallon. “This show makes me think of home…of Ireland…the place I grew up in…the place I learned to sing and a place that I hope everyone gets to visit some day.” The companion CD and DVD will be released on March 1 nationwide by The Elevation Group. The CD includes eleven songs and collaborations with each of the aforementioned artists. The DVD is the entire, full-length concert recorded at RHK.
To continue her long-standing support of public television, Órla is making some of the best seats to her 2011 concert tour available to public television viewers across the country. Viewers who make a donation to their local public television stations during broadcasts of Órla Fallon’s ‘My Land’ can receive these tickets, the special companion DVD with extra footage exclusive to Public Television and a Public TV version of the CD, featuring three exclusive bonus songs as “thank you” gifts. Órla’s corresponding 50-city tour will run in 2011 from late March through early May and again from late September through mid-November. “This is a big year for us,” said Fallon. “We are setting out to visit the most markets and see the largest number of fans since my last tour with Celtic Woman.” Órla Fallon on PBS starting March 4th – check your local listings or go to
. Tickets for the live performances are also available at the venues and cds/dvds can also be purchased at amazon.com, iTunes and at www.orlafallon.com
For a full tour listing - see below; for further information and biography go to www.orlafallon.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Anita Daly 212 772 0852 / [email protected]
ORLA FALLON ON TOUR THIS MARCH AND APRIL
April 6 Washington DC The Barns at Wolf Trap 8:00PM
April 7 Washington DC The Barns at Wolf Trap 8:00PM
April 8 Easton, MD Avalon Theatre 8:00PM
April 9 Bayshore, NY Boulton Center for the Arts 8:00PM
April 10 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall 7:00PM
April 13 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre 8:00PM
April 14 Bellows Falls, VT Bellows Falls Opera House 7:30PM
April 15 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse 8:00PM
April 16 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre 8:00PM
April 17 South Orange, NJ South Orange PAC TBA
April 20 Buffalo, NY Kleinhaus Music Hall TBD
April 21 Geneva, NY Smith Opera House 8:00PM
April 23 Albany, NY The Egg 8:00PM
April 28 Columbus, OH Southern Theatre 7:30PM
May 1 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre TBA
May 2 Minneapolis, MN Guthrie Theater 7:30PM
View Órla complete tour listing and order tickets now at www.orlafallon.com
Celtic Radio Comments:
If there is such a thing as perfection, then Orla Fallon has done it with her release of "My Land" - an outstanding collection of traditional and contemporary Celtic music that is not to missed. Orla's heavenly voice paints a picture of the vivid Irish landscape, filled with all of the beauty and character of the land that so many people wish to visit. She opens with a magnificent arrangement of "Mo Ghile Mear", sung completely in Gaelic and then follows through with the sweeping and moving "Distant Shore."
This album is a masterpiece of musical talent orchestrated by the Angelic voice of Orla. Your smile will grow bigger and bigger with each track. We were so delighted to see that Orla brought in the Legendary Dubliners for "Spanish Lady" and then joined with Damien Dempsey for the foot stomping "I'll Tell Me Ma." But including "Morning Has Broken", "Both Sides Now" and the Dublin Gospel Choir for "Down to the River to Pray" just stole our hearts away!
And this album keeps getting better with "Isle of Innisfree", a beautiful rendition of "My Land", "Red is the Rose", and the hand clapping "Ni Na La." Just breathtaking!
Orla Fallon's "My Land" tells the story or her native Ireland, but much more than that. This album is a celebration of life. From Happiness, to Love, and yearning to be home in the land that so many dreams have been made. "My Land" will take you away to the Green Isle without even leaving your home accompanied by Orla Fallon's music and stories. This is one album not to be missed. Celtic Radio is honored and privileged to give "My Land" a 5 star review. Perfection is a wonderful thing!