Postcards From Ireland from Celtic Woman is a truly beautiful and moving album by the well-known singing sensations. Although the lineup of these impressive four women talents have changed since their debut in 2005, their dedication and brilliance have remained consistent in quality. The collective's soon to be hit single "Wild Mountain Thyme" features soaring vocals and a triumphant backing band that brings the striking spirit of historic Ireland to life. Sharing storytelling and strong emotional ballads, Postcards From Ireland is a worthy addition to the Celtic Woman catalogue of almost 20 years.
The backstory of Celtic Woman rightfully boasts chart-topping albums, monumental televised performances, and worldwide favor for fans of classic Celtic music and beyond. Dreamy harmonies and the feeling of a sold out live performance in the comfort of one's own home ring true with other international tracks including "Where Sheep May Safely Graze." Finally, this record concludes with a fantastic rendition of "Black Is The Colour," a 2021 version of the cover song made famous by Celtic Woman and notable artists including Joan Baez and Nina Simone. This classic ballad recreates a haunted and romantic feel to the traditional song and blends seamlessly with prior tracks.
The legacy of Celtic Woman is preserved for future listeners throughout Postcards From Ireland and makes newcomers to the Celtic music genre enthralled to check out prior performances, existing records, and other groups with a similar energetic sound. This thrilling album is adventure in its finest with high octane tracks that will leave listeners searching for their own stories and roots from their heritage. It's only a brief matter of time before Postcards From Ireland becomes one of the most beloved albums in the Celtic Woman collection, with listeners waiting to see what the collective will do next in the near future. 5 Stars from Celtic Radio!
- Evangeline W., Freelance Music Reviewer for Celtic Radio