2010 was a very exciting year for Emmet Cahill. He was awarded The John McCormack Bursary for the most Promising Young Tenor, was named the most promising young singer at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, was a multiple prizewinner at the National Feis Ceoil singing competition in Ireland and was approached by Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne and invited to join the show.
Emmet is 22 years old and hails from Mullingar in County Westmeath in Ireland. His musical journey began with a piano lesson when he was just 5 years old. By the time he turned 7 Emmet had begun to have his voice professionally trained and he later went on to win a music scholarship for high school in Mullingar. Emmet spent the next 5 years intensively studying and playing music. At school he furthered his studies in piano, organ, violin and vocal training, but singing was always his true choice. He continued his education at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music where he received a university degree in Music Performance.
Emmet has been cast in many stage productions in Dublin and has performed on stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and as a soloist at the National Concert Hall. He is an avid sports fan and has twice sung the Irish national anthem at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin in front of crowds of 90,000. Emmet has also performed for the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and has sung at several international rugby games in Dublin’s new Aviva Stadium. He also sings regularly at the Mullingar Cathedral.
Emmet attended auditions for Celtic Thunder in June 2010 and was thrilled to be asked to join the show. He started his Celtic Thunder journey in the Heritage tour with his rendition of a Phil Coulter song Kindred Spirits written especially for him. The Baritone of the group, Emmet performs belting solo numbers that showcase the richness of his voice. In Celtic Thunder’s new show MYTHOLOGY Emmet performs the inspirational love song Always There, the haunting Irish ballad Isle of Inisfree and a uniquely beautiful version of the all-time favorite Danny Boy. Emmet loves picking up the tempo (and his fiddle) from time to time and joining the rest of the soloists during their rendition of fast-paced Irish ballads, Seven Drunken Nights and The Star of The County Down.