The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97258   Message #2573699
Posted By: GUEST,Gr8MomInMichigan
23-Feb-09 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
Subject: RE: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
My daughter and I saw CW at the Fox in Detroit Friday night (2/20/09). It was our second time to see them.

Even after our first concert, I had my suspicions due to the fact that the musicians on stage did not match that needed to produce the sound I was hearing. Then I started paying closer attention to Mairead. I realized very early that her movements with the bow would be producing far different results if her microphone were on.

I didn't have the heart to mention my suspicions to my daughter who LOVES them.

Don't get me wrong, I really did enjoy the concerts, both at the Palace and this weekend's at the Fox. This concert I sat closer and we truly able to see when Mairead's mic was on and when it wasn't. A few instances, she actually hesitates bowing to wait for the audio that she has to match. It also appears that she plays live to a few songs at the very end. The sound of her violin is very different for those songs.

I am sure that the reason they have decided to do this is so that the audience gets the greatest performance possible.