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Borders’ top selling CD nationwide for the week is “Celtic Origins” by the Irish musical group Anúna. Borders is excited to be the exclusive CD retailer for Anúna’s North American tour which kicks off on October 3 in Columbus, Ohio. But Borders customers can experience the mystical sounds of this group first in the United States during live in-store performances at Borders stores across the country before the tour begins. Currently, Anúna is touring Borders stores in the East Coast and Midwest before they make their way to the West Coast in late August. Customers can visit www.bordersmedia/anunaevents for a complete list of Anúna’s in-store performances in their neighborhood.

“We are thrilled with the success of Anúna’s ‘Celtic Origins’ CD,” said Linda Jones, senior vice president, merchandising for Borders Group, Inc. “Our customers have responded enthusiastically to Anúna’s unique vocal sounds through the in-store performances and CD of this Irish musical group. We anticipate the momentum for this CD to continue to grow stronger as Anúna tours Borders stores across the

The “Celtic Origins” CD boasts 19 songs and includes music written and
composed by Anúna creator and founder Michael McGlynn as well as special arrangements of traditional songs including: “Greensleeves,” “Scarborough Fair,” “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls” and “Our Wedding Day.” The CD closes in tribute to the late American folk singer and songwriter John Denver with a very special duet version of Denver’s chart-topping hit, “Annie’s Song.”

Anúna will mark its U.S. television feature debut in a spectacular Public Television concert special set to air August 1 as part of the August and September national pledge drive effort. The members of Anúna were first seen on Public Television as the original vocal group featured in “Riverdance.” Since forming Anúna in 1987 the group has seen tremendous chart-topping European success and international acclaim.

“The sales for the ‘Celtic Origins’ CD have been tremendous for the first two weeks,” said Elevation Group President and Executive Producer, Denny Young. “The sales numbers we have accomplished through Borders is an extraordinary achievement for a non-pop group relatively unknown in America until last week and whose Public Television concert special has yet to air.”

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