Been a busy week with travel problems getting people home again etc. I've been working on the tour schedule with booking agents/promoters and that trying to finalise deals.
Working on rehearsal space prior to the tour, setting up the catering, accommodation etc etc for that.
The Irish album, working title "Heritage" is in studio now with Phil and string sections etc so we'll have that for use in the fall tour on stage.
Sorry i havnt been on here in a while i just kinda got lost in a million & one other things over the past few months with moving house and recording and celtic thunder stuff...i have been busy to say the least......
So im on the bus now heading to see a good friend in Phily, its has been a hectic few days that we have all just went through....
We done a huge gig for the Rotary club up in Montreal which was class we sung to over 30, 000 people in one day and....................GO TO
Back in NY. Mess up with flight delays had the 7 flying to Dublin skating on to their plane at the last second and the 5 going to Belfast missed their fights.
Continental were useless. This was 10:30pm on Tuesday night, and they said they couldn't get them out until Thursday night and because it was weather related they were not responsible, would give no compensation and wouldn't even put them up in a hotel, disgraceful carry on.
Here is a meda video from the Rotary Convention. CT are on it briefly at about 4 minutes 55 secs. There are 4 videos, it's the 3rd one. On the video part there will be a video in centre and a smaller one beside it with "next", click it and then "next again" and it's on that one.
We had 2 corporate gigs today at the Belle Centre in Montreal today, one this afternoon and one tonight.
Played to almost 30,000 people today between the two. What a buzz, great day, lovely city.
Off to Thunder Bay, up again in 4 hours, too wired to sleep!
It will be tomorrow before this link goes up on the tour page but here is the ticketmaster link for the Hamilton and Casino Rama dates.
We have a corporate gig in Canada this weekend, followed by a gig in Thunder Bay (which I believe is miles from anywhere, looking forward to seeing there).
In the fall we have shows in Halifax, Casino Rama and Hamilton. We would love to have done more in Canada, and it's not that we wouldn't but I'm afraid demand from Promoters wasn't there for it. Don't know why, we had a great shows in Sydney, London and Toronto and in Vancouver, Edmonton and lots of other cities in Spring '09 but it goes that way sometimes. Maybe they have too many shows touring at that time this year.
Please make sure you order your tickets for Celtic Thunder from either your local PBS station or Ticketmaster.
Some fans have been buying tickets from ticket tout sites, you will pay more than you should and they can't guarantee seats at ALL as they don't have tickets. They are waiting for them to go on sale on ticketmaster and will buy them from there.
If your tour date is not yet onsale, don't buy tickets from any sites you are referred to online as these are all ticket touts.
Our sympathies with Tabs on the passing of her sister Erica after a long illness.