'One Day Like This' arranged by Celtic Rose, was recorded and produced by Mark Cahill and the music video was directed by Sam O'Mahony.
We were asked to perform this at a wedding in 2010. We had a listen to it on YouTube and thought "Celtic Rose meets Rock.....really??!" But we fell in love with the song and really enjoyed putting our own stamp on it - or as Aisling would say 'Celtic Rosifying it'! Mary got inspired on one of her many long journeys in the car from Cork to Dublin and composed the trad tune you hear in the middle. We had so much fun shooting the video with honorary Rose Sam O'Mahony (who you may know as Finn from Fair City!) We really hope you enjoy it too!
We performed at a concert in the beautiful heritage centre in Carlingford last March. Local videographer Ambrose McDermot (AmbROSE - yes, we LOVE his name!) filmed it for us.
We are particularly fond of 'Over the Rainbow' as it marks the inception of Celtic Rose. Emer was competing at the Sligo Feis Ceoil in 2007 where Mary was the official accompanist. They had met previously at Emer's schoolfriends wedding a year before so this was an unexpected reunion of sorts! Emer sang Over the Rainbow in the Musical Theatre section with Mary accompanying and she won! She ended up winning the overall competition and the RTE Lyric fm bursary that came with it. Mary played and rooted for her the whole time - the Celtic Rose bond begins!.....but we're missing something......or someone....
O Mio Babbino Caro - thank you Ambrose!
So we had Mary, we had Emer, we had a pianist, a violinist and a voice but the pianist can't play the piano and the violin at the same time.....dilemma! What about a harpist? What's more, what about a quirky, ridiculously talented and enthusiastic harpist?? Enter Aisling! Aisling had played with Mary over the years in youth orchestras and she had saved the day for Emer when she stepped in last minute to accompany her at a wedding. Celtic Rose was finally complete! Girly Rose, Glam Rose and Goony Rose set to Celtic Rosify the world! (we'll let you guess who's who!)
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