WANT TO GO?
Celtic Woman with the West Virginia Symphony
WHERE: The Clay Center
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
TICKETS: $48.50, $68.50 and $82.50
INFO: Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mairead Carlin really hasn't seen much of the United States.
The Irish soprano and newest addition to Irish folk band Celtic Woman said, "The only place I've been in America, apart from New York, is New Jersey."
And well, one time Los Angeles, but that was just a short visit.
But, over the course of the next month, the 23-year-old and the rest of Celtic Woman will see quite a bit of America. The group, known for its breathtaking vocals, will perform at the Clay Center Tuesday with the West Virginia Symphony. The show is part of a tour that will take the quartet all over America, with shows in Kansas, Texas, Georgia, and even a few in Canada.
It all sounds good to Carlin, who's looking forward to doing a little sightseeing when she gets a weekend off.
"My mother and Dad are coming over to visit," she said. "We're going to see the Grand Canyon!"
Carlin hopes to explore the country a little bit and visit some of the hidden gems in the places where Celtic Woman plays.
"I like to go where the locals go," she said.
For the last year or so, Carlin has been on a great adventure. Aside from joining Celtic Woman a few months ago, the singer was featured during January's Sons and Daughters Gala in her hometown of Derry, which helped mark the Irish city's years as the U.K.'s "City of Culture."
She recorded Carly Simon's "Let the River Run" with singer/actor Damian McGinty ("Glee"), which became an anthem for the city and got noticed by the songwriter.