Celtic Thunder is an award-winning performance group featuring Celtic male vocalists: Keith Harkin (Derry, Northern Ireland), Ryan Kelly (The Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland), George Donaldson (Glasgow, Scotland), Emmet Cahill (Mullingar in County Westmeath, Ireland), Neil Byrne (Dublin, Ireland), and Colm Keegan (Dublin Ireland).
The group’s performance is a celebration of Celtic heritage and men—their loves, attitudes, individuality, power and strength, throughout life’s journey
The new show, VOYAGE and Voyage II, follows the incredible success of Heritage and takes the audience on a journey through varying styles of Celtic and Irish music including both old, traditional standards like Lagan Love and Maid of Culmore and contemporary, modern songs such as Past The Point of Rescue, Ride On and All Day Long. Lively ensembles such as Galway Girl, a tribute to the Clancy Brothers in the Clancy Brother Medley, soulful ballads in Scorn Not His Simplicity and Kindred Spirits, and beloved Irish Party songs, Seven Drunken Nights and My Irish Molly-O run the gamut of Irish music. The ensemble members are also featured in powerful solo performances such as Emmet Cahill’s My Irish Molly-O, Ryan Kelly’s take on the Garth Brook hit Friends In Low Places, and George Donaldson’s version of the much-loved ballad Cat’s In The Cradle. VOYAGE is also the first Celtic Thunder show where all vocalists will pick up a different instrument including the guitar and the tin whistle.
Since the group's formation, Celtic Thunder has released nine albums: Celtic Thunder, Act Two, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment,Christmas, Heritage, Storm, and Voyage and Voyage II as well as eight live performances on DVD entitled Celtic Thunder: The Show, Take Me Home, It'sEntertainment!, Christmas, Heritage, Storm,
Voyage and Voyage II
In December 2009, Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder Top World Album Artist. Their first three albums also placed in the Top 10 for World Albums.
Members of The group have also released solo CD’s-Ryan Kelly-“In Time”, Neil Byrne-“Pale Blue Jak”, George Donaldson-“The White Rose and Keith Harkin’s-“Keith Harkin” which was released this week and was number #1 on the charts.
Their next stop in our area is next Sunday at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ.
For information on other shows go to Celticthunder.ie