Westenra joins Celtic Woman

NZ soprano Hayley Westenra is currently touring the US with Irish group “Celtic Woman”. The group of five women – four singers and a fiddler – shot to fame on the back of a PBS television special and accompanying album. Westenra, who is alternating slots with one of the singers, is enjoying being part of “Riverdance-style” stage show for the first time. “The music is fantastic. We’ve got great lights, we’ve got percussion, it’s a big sound,” she said. “It’s a real kind of feast for the ears and the eyes.” Westenra has just released a third album, Treasure, in which she covers well-known folk songs and classical pieces, as well as a couple of contemporary tracks.


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Inaugural Toronto Film Fest Award Goes to Taika

Inaugural Toronto Film Fest Award Goes to Taika

The Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker, Taika Waititi, will receive Toronto Film Festival’s (TIFF) first-ever Ebert Director Award, which will be handed out on 9 September at the inaugural TIFF…