I'd like to introduce you all, to the degree possible before a show, TV show or DVD release to a lovely new Celtic Thunder Guy, Colm Keegan.
Colm attended the auditions I held in Dublin several weeks ago. It was our intention to introduce Colm slowly into Celtic Thunder as I have with new performers in the past. A guest appearance, a promo trip, a song on a CD etc.
However, poor Colm, at a moments notice, is getting thrown in at the deep end overnight!
Something my cast & crew would say I do quite a bit but this is extreme even for me. Colm was only confirmed as the final choice from the auditions 2 weeks ago and told how he'd be slowly introduced over the next year or so.
Now he's cutting short holidays, canceling his attendance at a friends wedding and frantically learning a load of material and rehearsing to be on the stage in Atlantic City in a week as a principle singer for our Celtic Thunder shows there. Along with learning another load of material for the upcoming recordings for our next show which we have to get a start on before the fall tour.
Colm is from Dublin, a genuinely lovely person and I think will fit into the CT family just fine.
I know you will all welcome Colm and be supportive of this big professional challenge he is taking on appearing next week on stage in Atlantic City.
There is a little information on Colm in our Artist section - http://www.celticthunder.ie/artists/colm_keegan
Here is a link to his FB page (set up in a hurry and very much in development stage! - http://on.fb.me/MWaMxX
And a link to his Twitter so you can follow him there - http://bit.ly/PcjZVG