Happy Easter - April 20, 2014


Happy Easter

Have a lovely day! You can catch up with all the news on Celtic Thunder, lots of information about Ireland, Music, Recipes, the Atlantic Way and lots more in our "new look" Celtic Times. http://www.theceltictimes.com Let us know what you think about it.

There's a community section too so you can chat to other people with the same interests as you have - http://www.theceltictimes.com/index.php/times-chat


Off travelling again - April 16, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Last day in New York for a bit. Weather here doesn't know what it's doing, warm and lovely Sunday and Monday, grey and raining all day yesterday, frosty this morning with clear skies. More like Irish Spring weather than NY weather!


Here are the photos I promised of the kids in their new grassed playground at the Red Hill squatter camp in South Africa. I hope you can see how happy and healthy the kids all look here. Thanks to the generosity of people like YOU. Stephen Mc Cabe took the photos for me and my Mum, Ursula Mc Cabe dictated the blog to my sister who emailed it to me. Mum hasn't a clue what a "blog" is, doesn't think the word sounds very attractive, she's not into computers or electronics in any form!

"Dear Sharon and the Celtic Thunder Cast, Crew and Fans,

New HOME DVD and other news - April 10, 2014


The new HOME DVD is now available in the online store. It's a video with Visions of Ireland with Celtic Thunder Songs as the soundtrack.

It also has a bonus "Sing-a-long" feature, the backing tracks to your favourite CT songs with the lyrics onscreen so you can sing-a-long to them. We decided to do this after seeing how popular the CT karaoke was onboard the CT Cruise last year, lots of fun and laughs were had!

Here's a link to HOME in our DVD's in the online store - http://www.celticthunder.ie/shop/dvd

A pleasant site visit - April 2, 2014


I am currently in the port of Miami, onboard the MSC Davina - the ship we are sailing on for the 2014 Celtic Thunder Cruise.

Mark, Jean, Rachel, Jenny & I are sailing with the ship for a few days to see it in action. There is another themed Cruise running on it this week so we get to check out the production, logistics, plan and schedule the dozens of events we are putting together for you, who will play where, and when, during the CT Cruise. Talk to the beverage people, food managers etc.

Special Celtic Times Edition - March 29, 2014


As a small tribute, this edition of The Celtic Times, is dedicated to George - http://www.theceltictimes.com

The video bought a few tears again, very well done in putting it together Angie.



First a very big Thank you for your kind and loving donations to the Red Hill fund over the past 14 months, I am extremely grateful to you all and you have made a huge difference in the lives of the people living there.

Today we lay George to rest - March 21, 2014

Friday 21st March

We are all in Glasgow. Last night George was taken to the Church for the vigil.

Emmet sang "Amazing Grace" and despite our best intentions, the guys and I couldn't hold back the tears. We could hear George's voice singing his lines.
Watching his large and lovely family so devastated was wrenching.

This morning we will lay George to rest, such an impossibly difficult thing to do, it is all just heartbreaking.



We have set up a page In Memorandum - George Donaldson - 1st February 1968 - 12th March 2014

Within that we have set up an Educational Fund for George's daughter Sarah which is working now for anyone who would like to make a personal gesture to George's family.

Fans can post messages for George's family in that page also. For anyone wanting to send sympathy cards, please send them to:


It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on the most tragic news in Celtic Thunder.

George Donaldson, our beloved "gentle giant", husband, father, son, brother, colleague and very good friend suffered a massive heart attack last night and passed away long before his time, on Wednesday, 12th March 2014.

I can't tell you how devastated George's family and all of us in the Celtic Thunder family are.

Everyone is in deep shock, reeling from this sudden and tragic loss.