Provided by Michael Pinto
Phil Coulter from Derry, Northern Ireland and Andy Cooney from New York join forces for “Celtic Crossings,” a rare North American tour that brings these two icons of Irish Music together for a limited time only.
Promising an evening of Celtic tranquility and the great music of Phil Coulter, featuring some of his classic songs sung by the internationally-beloved Andy Cooney, the “Celtic Crossings” tour will be appearing in Woodbridge, on Friday, March 18, at the Forest Park High School Auditorium. PWL Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at (703) 634-2378, or online at celtic-
Mr. Coulter and Mr. Cooney are pleased to be sharing the spotlight with special guest Geraldine Branagan and the Irish Pops Ensemble.
The concert will feature offerings from their latest releases. Phil Coulter’s “ECHOES OF HOME” is a collection of ‘the most glorious Celtic melodies’, while Andy Cooney’s ‘Bright Brand New Day’, produced by Phil, features many of his songs, including the highly-charged ballad of love and loss, entitled ‘Noreen’.
Originally composed by Mr. Coulter as a wedding gift to Liam Neeson and his bride, the late Natasha Richardson, the melody was first named for the actress. It was years later, after Natasha lost her life during a tragic ski accident, that Phil added lyrics to the enduring melody and renamed the song “Noreen.”