The Calling

Available in Audiophile 48kHz/24bit

Buy Album
Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
The Calling 43:42 $17.98
Buy Individual Tracks
# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:31 48/24 Album only
2 The Calling 3:57 48/24 Album only
3 Light Flight 3:34 48/24 Album only
4 Listen, Listen 3:59 48/24 Album only
5 The Songline To Home 4:02 48/24 Album only
6 Wayfaring Stranger 4:53 48/24 Album only
7 Sovay 2:35 48/24 Album only
8 Shenandoah 3:13 48/24 Album only
9 Once You Were My Lover 3:35 48/24 Album only
10 Glimmering Girl 3:00 48/24 Album only
11 Glasgow's Burning 3:03 48/24 Album only
12 Black Is The Colour 4:02 48/24 Album only

Price as configured: $17.98

* Required Fields

℗ © 2013 Atlas Realisations, under exclusive license to Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

Multi-million selling world music artist Méav teams up with Grammy award-winning producer Craig Leon (Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Pavarotti) to record folk-pop album The Calling.

Méav returns to her musical origins with The Calling, 12 tracks of newly written songs, folk ballads and fresh interpretations of timeless classics. Produced and co-written by the Grammy award-winning producer Craig Leon, responsible for iconic records by Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones and Pavarotti amongst others, The Calling showcases Méav’s crystal clear voice, fusing her classical training with her folk roots.

From an early age Méav displayed an exceptional musical talent, immersed in Irish traditional music at her family home in Dublin. She went on to study classical voice, harp and piano while simultaneously studying Law at Trinity College. Her professional career was established with the Riverdance Choir, before going on to star in Lord of the Dance and embarking in three US tours with the Irish National Concert Orchestra.

This brought her to the attention of Celtic Collections who released three Méav solo albums including Celtic Journey with EMI, which debuted in the Billboard World Music top 10. In 2004, Méav was invited to be one of the five founding members of female supergroup Celtic Woman, who have sold six million records in the US and worldwide. It is remarkable that every album Méav recorded with Celtic Woman reached number 1 in the Billboard World Music Charts.

Méav left Celtic Woman in 2008 to start a family and resumed her solo career in 2010, performing to a sell-out crowd at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2012, Méav met legendary producer Craig Leon in Abbey Road Studios, London while working together on the score of a space film in collaboration with NASA. Despite their different musical backgrounds in pop and world music, they quickly realized that they shared a love of song-writing and ethnic music. This resulted in The Calling, a contemporary pop treatment of new songs and folk classics from Ireland, England, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and America.

“Her presentation was coolly elegant, and her voice remarkably pure. She sang with a subtle, underlying passion”
LA Times

“Adds delicious wriggles to her renditions of traditional tunes”
New York Times