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.