Thursday 29 July 2010

Celtic women at Casino Rama

We decided to see a group that flew across 'the pond' to perform. We'd seen the ladies on TV. My question... why, if there are several women is it Celtic Woman?


Celtic Woman vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloe Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe, with violinist Mairead Nesbitt, perform at Ireland's historic Powerscourt House and Gardens in Enniskerry, County Wicklow

Now, we stayed in a $200/night hotel. We can't afford the Casino Hotel... if you have to ask the price - well, you don't belong! We aren't high rollers, they comp the rooms for them. We saw a broad range of people in our walkabout of the Casino. Just an amazing place. There were people with big bucks, and lowly folks like us.

The performance was a quality performance. No doubt. The fiddler is a woman of skill, strength, stamina and endurance. You know the kind. She fiddles, dances, and moves about the stage with the skill of a gazelle, all the while fiddling.

The vocalists were superb. A definitely angelic sound.

But wouldn't you think, during a two hour show, there would be more than 2 songs that were...just say, Celtic. "Songs from the Heart" is the name of the tour. And they were, no doubt songs the musicians adore, but jumpin' jeezlies, they were mushy Hollywood songs that were backed up by a light show that would have done well on Canada Day in the capital. I'm just sayin' that we paid to see them in the spotlight, not to see ourselves faced with spotlights in our faces.

It took us 30 min. to get out of the parking lot. Does this make sense? We should have gone home at that rate! From Bala it is a 45 minute drive. I suppose we are old farts now.

It was the beginning to our big trip to S.E. Ontario to house hunt, and it was nice to go out and relax before our 12-day marathon.

Home safely from S.E. Ontario, laundry is done, house is sold and a new one bought.


W.C.Camp said...

Wow this has been a busy week for you. Most of those stage shows are that way now. You pay so much for a ticket that they have to throw in a crazy amount of lights, fog, booming sound etc. etc. to justify the cost. Mostly people just want to see the artists perform. Wow $200 a night sounds already pricey so I can't imagine how much the casino rooms are? W.C.C.

You can never take too many pictures said...

Congrats on finding a new home....hope it's all what you wanted and more.....are you close to water at all?????

Jenn Jilks said...

You are right @W.C.

We are in the middle of a wetland, and there is a pond on Lot #2. It is a double lot, with the house on Lot #1. But just down the road is Perth and the Tay River. The big Rideau isn't far away, as well as, wait for it.... Long Lake #2! (WThe name of the lake where we are now!)

Gill - That British Woman said...

congrats on selling the house and buying another one, I had forgotten about Celtic Woman playing, I would have liked to see them.