It seems like our local PBS station is always showing Celtic Woman concerts, particularly around pledge drive time. Â I find it frighteningly easy to make snarky comments about these shows, mostly because I can never quite get over the way that the women sing in strapless gowns with their shoulders Â thrown back and their chests thrust forward, like a figurehead on the prow of a ship. Â It must be a very uncomfortable attitude in which to sing.
But underneath all the cattiness, I actually like the music. Â I listen to it often in the car and I find certain numbers blissfully beautiful. Â Their rendition of “Ave Maria” is one of the most lovely. Â This evening, on the feast of Mary’s birthday, I’m listening to it again. Â It helped get me to a more peaceful place tonight. I hope it does the same for you.
And don’t forget: you have two more days to enter the Mary and Me book giveaway!