By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Irish singer Méav (formerly of Celtic Woman) embarks on a short U.S. holiday tour Dec. 12-16 with a back-up band of Irish musicians. The five-city tour takes Méav to small theaters in New York and New Hampshire.

Méav is no stranger to North American audiences. Her 2006 solo album “Celtic Journey” debuted in the top 10 in Billboard’s World Music charts, which prompted the recent re-release of her first solo album, “Celtic Woman Presents: Méav.”

As a member of Celtic Woman from 2004 – 2007, Méav performed a number of solo tracks and was featured on all of the ensemble tracks. Her performances have been aired over 3,400 times on PBS stations across the U.S. and earned recognition for Méav worldwide. Additionally, Méav performed the role of Erin the Goddess in “Lord of the Dance” (South Africa) and received a special invitation to perform with her own band in Korea and Japan where her singing is known as “healing music.”

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Méav has also performed with a vast array of musical artists including Elvis Costello and the Chieftains with Anúna (the original Riverdance choir). Now, with a multi-talented band of Irish musicians, Méav is bringing her seasonal favorites (and the stories behind them) to a performance that promises to be magical. This is a rare opportunity to hear her stunning live renditions of “Silent Night” and the timeless “Danny Boy.”

Méav December tour dates:

12 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre
13 – Tarrytown, NY – Music Hall
14 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
15 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House
16 – Manchester, NH – Palace Theatre