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PBS' Celtic Woman tour includes performances by five Irish solo vocalists headed by former Riverdance musical director David Downes. Destination venues 10/01/2005 8:00 AM Eastern

The Celtic Woman tour crew are, from left, Máiréad Nesbitt, Deidre Shannon, front-of-house engineer Colin Boland, monitor engineer Andreas Linde-Buchner, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Chloë Agnew

PBS' Celtic Woman tour includes performances by five Irish solo vocalists headed by former Riverdance musical director David Downes. Destination venues include sheds, theaters and open-air amphitheaters. The Masque Sound — equipped tour typically uses six Nexo GEO-T4805, two T2815 downfills per side in the main hang and two CD18 subs per side amplified by Camco power amps. At FOH and monitor world are Yamaha PM1Ds. The all-crew in-ear setup uses DPA 4065 headsets for most performers…The WOMAD Festival at the Rivermead (Reading, Berks, UK) used either Heritage Series or XL3 Midas consoles. Says APR production manager Dieter Van Denzel, “We rarely have time for soundchecks, and there are a lot of visiting engineers who need to jump on a desk and be ready to instantly mix. Midas gives us the familiarity, reliability and essential audio quality.”…Scorpio Sound (West Bridgwater, MA) purchased seven Lake Contour digital speaker processors. Says engineer George Wehrlin, who used the system at Boston's KISS Concert 2005, “I was able to walk around the side of my array, shut off what I didn't want to hear, look at SmaartLive on my tablet and tune my side arrays with no guessing. [It] made our job that much more efficient.”

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