Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Hi All
Just a very quick post tonight!  What an amazing experience! We are still on cloud 9.  When we heard a few weeks ago that we were going to be on Dancing With The Stars, we were excited but I don't think any of us expected to feel the way we feel now!
We arrived in LA on Monday and had monday evening off, which was lovely.  I love LA.  Then we were up early on Tuesday for hair and make up and travelled to the studios for our performance.  When we got the we were escorted to our trailer, yes a trailer, and had to get ready for our sound check!.  Once in costume, we headed in to the studio passing all the American Idol judge's dressing rooms on the way!  I was really looking out for Simon Cowell, as I'm a huge fan, but sadly didn't get to see him.  We made it on to the DWTS set and looked on in awe at the beautiful set!.  It was so pretty.  We did our sound check and watched the amazing dancers dance in front of us.  Eric and Georgia were incredible.  It was really hard for us to focus on what we were supposed to be doing.  We then got to meet some of the dancers and celebrities, all of whom were so nice and welcoming.  When it was finally time for the 'real thing' we stood nervously in the waiting area and were lucky enough to meet the judges Len and Bruno.  We have the original version at home with is called Strictly Come Dancing so we are used to seeing Len and Bruno on our TV's, so you can imagine the excitement when they came to say hello!.  I thought Catherine Neylan (one of our choir girls) was going to faint!.  She loves Len.  Again, they were so nice to us and very excited to see us perform.  We were then called to get in to position the nerves started to kick in, but once the intro started and the dancers moved on to the floor we all relaxed and did what we were there to do.  And I have to say it was one of the highlights of Celtic Woman.  We had a ball.  We enjoyed every single minute of it.  I was so sad when it was over.  It was wonderful for us to have the choir with us and of course having Rachel, Scott, Scotty, Wayne, Andrew, Sara, Lucy and Alison made it all so easy and comfortable.  Our "Celtic Woman" family is incredible.  It's an occasion that I think we will be talking about for a very long time.  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.  And i really want to thank everyone that was involved in making it all so incredible.  For me, it was a dream come true 
Hope you are all well

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Catch up

Hi Guys
Hope all is well with you!!!.  Things are going well here.  We're in Elvis country at the moment.  Lovely Memphis!  The weather here has been such a mix.  Freezing cold the first day, roasting hot the second day and mild and breezy today!!.   We've had the strangest weather the last few weeks.  My children got to see their first real thunder and lightening storm in Birmingham, Alabama.  We thought going south we could get the shorts and t-shirts out, but it wasn't meant to be.  We had rain and wind and then eventually on the second day of Jacksonville the sun broke through, much to everyone's delight.
We've had some fantastic audiences over the last few weeks.  The response has been incredible!.  Probably the best was in Gainesville where we did the "Gator Clap" at the end of the show.  I thought the arena was going to cave in!.  Tonight we head to St Louis and then we have a well earned 4 day break.  Really looking forward to it, i have to say.  Hopefully the weather will improve!!! After that we start our journey to the west coast.  California here we come.
Hope you are all well
Lots of love