Thursday, January 21, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi All
Hope this blog finds you all well and happy and getting settled in to the New Year. We are just about ready to hit the road with out first Songs From The Heart Tour. We are really looking forward to it and can't wait to see what you all think.
I had a wonderful break over the Christmas. It was such a lovely time. The children were ecstatic on Christmas Day when they woke to find their gifts. We then spent the day with my family in Dublin. New Years Eve was particularly memorable this year as we had really heavy snowfall. Quite rare in Dublin. New Year's Eve is also our wedding anniversary so it was particularly picturesque and romantic. The snow lasted on and off for nearly 10 days after that. Our country came to a complete standstill as we are not equipped to deal with the snow. However, the kids all had a blast. Schools were closed for an extra few days too which made them all the merrier.
So here we are about to embark on the new tour. We have lots of interviews to do in NY and Canada next week so we are all looking forward to that and then it is off to Roanoke, VA.
We hope to see many of you in the audience over the coming months and I promise to try to keep you all updated as much as I can
For now, take care
Lots of love
Lisaxxxxx

38 comments:

OldFatGuy said...

Happy (belated) anniversary, and welcome back to the US, Lisa! So glad you enjoyed your break and the holidays. See you soon.
Love always,
Rich, Chris and Eric

Brad T said...

Lisa, it's wonderful to hear from you again. I'm so glad you and your family had such a great holiday time together. Sounds like you all had a little taste of the same wintry weather we had here in upstate NY! Kids and snow...great combination! Can't wait for the new Tour to start. See you in Chicago!

Tom~Tom said...

Happy New Year to you, Lisa. Always nice to hear from you and the others. I'm definitely hoping to catch the show one or more times. The PBS show was great, loved the song selection and arrangements and look forward to seeing them live.
Wishing for safe travels to you and and the others.
Slainte

zankoku said...

Happy Anniversary (belated)Glad you had a great Christmas and new years. Been reading the Irish papers about all the snow.

Have a great time on the tour. Looking forward to seeing the show in May in Arizona.

Jim

Richard said...

Hi Lisa,
Welcome back to the states. I hope your trip was pleasant for you. I missed you last year on the M&G, hope to see you this year. I will be at your first three shows in Roanoke. Really looking forward to the new year of Celtic Woman.
Take care
Rick

Kelli said...

Safe travels, Lisa! It certainly sounds as if you and your family had a wonderful break. And happy late anniversary from me too...you know this means you and Scott may get Happy Anniversary cards from strangers now, right? ;o) LOL

Love,
Kelli

lintje said...

Hey Lisa,

I am delighted that you had a great time during Christmas and New Year :) Also here in The Netherlands we also had so much snow, it really was the western part of Europe. I wish you all the best in America and the tour. Hope to see you in Europe some day again.

*hugs* Linde

Dick said...

Hi Lisa! I'm a little late in finding your blog, but will follow you here now. Hated to miss you in Charlotte, but hope our paths cross again soon. I hope you will keep in touch, say hello to all the girls, Scotty and Rachel for me. As always, let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you! All best wishes for a great tour.
Hugs,
Dick

mpdallen said...

Lisa,

I always welcome any news from you, and especially you and your family spending time together. Christmas is always an exciting time for the children; and then throw in that rare snow in Dublin to really excite them even more. This must have been a joyous Holiday Season for you and your family, and then your anniversary being on New Years Eve was an especially exciting time for you and Scott to celebrate, along with all your family.

Your time to relax and enjoy home life again is almost over for a few months, and the call of the Appearances and Tour is almost upon you; so with that in mind travel well and be safe in all you do. Roanoke is just 19 days away and it will be such a pleasure to see you again.

See you soon,

Jim

Em said...

Oooooooo snow!! That's so cool, Lisa. We had some really (unusually) cold weather down here in Miami/Ft Lauderdale so I was hoping it would snow, but it didn't. lol. Oh well. Anyway, I can't wait for the new tour to start, even though it doesn't start for me until April 9th in Chicago. It's going to be amaaaaazzziiinnngggggggggggg. I can already tell! Glad you had a good holiday and happy belated anniversary, hehe. SEE YOU IN APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily :)

Scott Manke said...

Hello Lisa!!

Happy new year to you as well, and happy Anniversary to you and Scott!

Yes, I've heard from friends in Ireland that it has been a really harsh winter, but kids love it!

Your friends and supporters here are very much looking forward to the new show and tour. You'll see a large contingent of familiar faces the very first night in Roanoke. You'll have no shortage of energy and enthusiasm that night and throughout the tour.

Safe travels, best wishes on your signing, interviews, and rehearsals. See you soon. God's blessings.

Dia dhuit, Scott

Iluvcelticwoman12 said...

Lisa!!!! happy belated anniversary!!! cant wait to see you in May on your birthday!! we have a surprise for you!!

Hope you enjoyed ur break!!

Love your #1 fan
Rachel!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Happy belated anniversary Lisa, and happy new year! We are all so excited to see you in the states again! Hope you have a fantastic tour this year, and I shall see all you ladies in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center!


Love,
Sarah

Larry said...

Lisa...

What a delight to hear from you again. Glad to learn all is well with you and your family. We are planning to see you in Seattle.

Blessings on you!

Larry D.

marikohurst said...

Happy New Year & Happy (Belated) Anniversary to you Lisa! I'm looking forward to Tuesday & the release your CD/DVD, I will be at our mall early to purchase my copy. That's so exciting that you're doing interviews in Canada & I hope someday you will bring your tour here, we'd love you!
Good luck on your tour & have fun! Best wishes from Ontario, Canada!
Mariko

Snookie said...

Lisa,
It's great to hear from you again! I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful holiday!! Make sure to have safe travels as you all get ready for the new tour!! Can't wait to see it!!! :)

Snookie

Kerri C. said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for writing. Happy Anniversary to you and Scott. I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying your time at home, it must have been so much fun playing in the snow with the kids, you probably have some great hills for sledding over there. Last time I went sledding with my nephew I hit a bump, caught about 3 feet of air and came crashing down so hard I injured my lower back. That was 2 years ago and it's still not right. But you're young and in good shape so I'm sure you don't have to worry about that. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to seeing you this March in Providence, RI. Hopefully we won't be having the extreme cold temps and heavy snowfalls we've had in the past couple of years...I know how you hate to be cold. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Well, take care and have a safe trip back to the states and I'll see you soon!
Love,
Kerri C.

Enchanted said...

...And a very Happy New Year to you also, Lisa. I bet your break was too short. As much as I love to hear about your successful tours, it is also great to hear that your got to enjoy time off at home. Thanks for all you give.

With Love,
Martin

Mel said...

Ahhh...Happy Anniversary!!!

As for the snow....I can send you more if you want...I am done with it...really...you can have it ;D.

I do love having snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas day though. Makes seem more special. But the day after...I want it and the cold gone.

Glad you and family are having a nice break, looking forward to the new Tour. March can't get here soon enough

Mel

Jeanine said...

Dear Lisa,

Aww, Happy (belated) Anniversary and welcome back to the U.S. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and Holiday season! I'm so glad! Safe travels and take care!

Lots of Love,
Jeanine

Taylor "Angus" Gibson said...

Dear Lisa,

Cead mile failte once again to the U S of A! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a wedding anniversary filled with Joy and love. I can't wait to see you and the girls in Knoxville, Tennessee (I GOT THE FIRST ROW THIS TIME ROUND). You're the best, Lisa. Btw, you and the girls have inspired me such that I have begun blogging myself. If you'd ever like to check it out, it's at irish-at-heart.blogspot.com .

Slainte!
Taylor "Angus" Gibson
of Tennessee

Starman said...

Lisa,

Thank you for sharing details of your wonderful holiday season with us! It certainly will be a Happy New Year for us with your return! I hope the snowy weather does not carry over into your tour travels! Roanoke got quite a blast in December (but hopefully will not in February!). I look very much forward to seeing you there and at other stops on this tour!

John/Starman

kat said...

Lisa I'm glad that you and your family had a great time.

I hope there will be a europe tour this year.

Greatings
from
Belgium

Coleen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Lisa! And Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Scott!

My family in Ireland told me about the snow you had. It's a rarity in Ireland for sure, but I'm glad you and the kids had fun with it and made the best of it.

So looking forward to the new tour and seeing you soon!

Love,
Coleen

Whitney said...

Happy Anniversary Lisa!! I am such a fan of Celtic Woman. I actually came across your "Songs From the Heart" show on PBS and fell in love!!!! I am so excited to see you all perform live. My husband just surprised me with tickets to one of your Durham, NC shows for Valentine's Day/My Birthday!! It is the best gift I could have received!!! Looking forward to purchasing my DVD on Tuesday!!!

Justin said...

Thanks soo much for another great update, Lisa. It's wonderful to hear from you again!!

I'm glad you had a good break, as did I. It snowed here in Mississippi as well, but I don't think I enjoyed as much as your children did! lol.

I am soooo looking forward to the new tour and all of the advertising y'all will be up to! Too bad I will have to wait until April...but it's all worth the wait! ;)

Take care!
See you in Memphis--Apirl 26!
-Justin

Clarissa said...

Hi Lisa!!
Seems like you had some wonderful time off :D The SFTH album and DVD are amazing, and I'm SO ecstatic about seeing the new show in April!!(92 days to be exact, haha) See you at the Orpheum!

Best wishes and safe traveling, Lisa! It's going to be a fantastic tour!!

Clarissa

Leila said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Scott!! Ahha so my cousins weren't lying about the snow, that's fantastic that it snowed!! So happy you had a great holiday, can't wait to see you on February 24th! You'll have to deal with both Ryan and myself in the audience lol!

Best wishes,

Wickie xx

Đinh Mạnh Hiếu said...

I love you so muchhhh, Celtic Woman. I'm 15 years old and I'm From Vietnam.

And the last show - Songs From The Heart! OMG!!! I and my family love it so so so much, you know!!! It's so perfect, I love it. "You're so splendid in those skirts" - My mom said!

I like my love band - Celtic Woman will have one tour in my country. I hope so, thanks for every songs you sing for me and every fans in the world ^^

alternateguy said...

Hi Lisa,

Happy 2010 for you and all the ladies i am just writing to say congratulations on another great album. I cannot wait for the next one to come. I only listened to celtic woman six monts ago and watching on ovation in australia your concerts, i went out and bought all the albums and dvds, including your solo cds. So thankyou for the songs and the work to all of you.

Hope 2010 is great for you and the girls. If you do a concert in Australia will definately buy a ticket.

aira said...

hello Lisa...
i don't know if you can ever read this message of mine...i just want to let you know that i really like celtic woman..i just heard you last month in the internet..now i'm always listening to your songs..hope you will sing "a lover's concerto" one of these days...thank you.

aira said...

hello Lisa...
i don't know if you can ever read this message of mine...i just want to let you know that i really like celtic woman..i just heard you last month in the internet..now i'm always listening to your songs..hope you will sing "a lover's concerto" one of these days...thank you.

4dad said...

my wife and i loved the opening night in Roanoke, VA!! i took her for an early Valentines Day celebration and it was great!! thanks, Brian

Jerry said...

March 3 is rapidly approaching. I'm looking forward to the return of Celtic Woman to Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady and your performance of "Fields of Gold." Here's hoping the weather cooperates. :>)

Charles said...

Thanks so much for coming to Roanoke! I was one of the fortunate who was able to meet you at the meet and greet. I know you're way too busy to read this, but you and Chloe were so kind and spoke with my husband and me about my pregancy with my fifth child.

I will update and let you know if we are going to have our girl (and call her Laegan - yes, I changed the spelling) or if we need to find a boy's name.

Enjoy your tour and the concert was a blessing! I'm glad you had a great break with your family!

Elton said...

Lisa, hello from Georgia. Just wanted you to know my son fell in love with you, as I knew he would, since you are not only remarkable but also look like the love of his life who married someone else and had four kids. I had showed him the Powerscourt PBS telecast, and he was ready to move to Ireland and look for you, until I told him you are married and have three kids. So now he is distraught all over again. Poor guy. Meanwhile, we all love your music.

J.E.B. said...

HI LISA,

HOW ARE THINGS GOIN? I'VE NOT SEEN THE NEW SHOW YET, BUT I PLAN ON GOING TO THE PHX SHOW AT A.S.U.!
I'M BACK UNDER THE KNIFE AGAIN, WITH SOME BACK SURGERY MARCH 3,AND WILL BE OFF WORK FOR 3 MONTHS, GIVE OR TAKE A DAY OR TWO. I WILL BE WALKING THE MALLS FOR SOME WORKOUT TIME. I SEE YOU HAVE A FEW DAYS OFF BEFORE THE PHX SHOW, IF YOU GUYS GET AROUND ARIZONA MILLS BEFORE THE SHOW TO DO SOME SHOPPING,I JUST MAY RUN INTO YOU THERE!!YOU CAN'T MISS ME, I'M THE ONE GOING AROUND YELLING, WHERE ARE THEY, WHERE ARE THEY, WHERES THE IRISH GIRLS AT? JUST KIDDING!!!

I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST ST.PATRICK'S DAY YOU CAN!!!!

JOE

OldFatGuy said...

Really enjoyed watching you and the rest of the gang with those kids from PS22. You looked like you were all having a blast. Wish we were gonna by at RCMH!