Celtic Thunder

Apr 27, 2016

CELTIC THUNDER - US & CANADA LEGACY TOUR 2016

SOUND CHECK PARTY AND ARTIST VIP EVENT PASSES
COMING SOON!

CELTIC THUNDER FAN CLUB ON-SALE DATES

- PLATINUM MEMBER PRE-SALE: Wednesday April 27th at 10am EST
- GOLD MEMBER PRE-SALE: Thursday April 28th at 10am EST
- GREEN MEMBER PRE-SALE: Friday April 29th at 10am EST
- PUBLIC ON-SALE DATE: Saturday April 30th at 10am EST

Finally Celtic Thunder fans will be able to purchase passes for the pre-show Sound Check Parties and the post-show VIP Artist Events for the US and Canada LEGACY tour this fall! Starting on Wednesday April 27th at 10am EST both Sound Check Party and VIP Event Passes will be available to PLATINUM Members of the Celtic Thunder Fan Club. PLATINUM members will have exclusive access to these passes for the first 24 hours of the pre-sale.

GOLD Members can purchase their passes from 10am EST on Thursday April 28th and GREEN Members can join the pre-sale on Friday April 29th at 10am EST. The event passes will go on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Saturday April 30th at 10am EST.

CELTIC THUNDER FAN CLUB

Remember, it is FREE to join Celtic Thunder’s Official Fan Club at the Green Membership Level! To join the Fan Club today and start availing of member perks, click here Celtic Thunder Fan Club Signup. For more information on the Official Celtic Thunder Fan Club including a full list of the different membership level benefits click here for Fan Club Perks.

Fan Club members can purchase a Pass for themselves and up to 3 guests for any given event. Platinum and Gold Members will receive a discount on their personal pass for the VIP Artist Event (additional guest passes are charged at full price).

HOW TO PURCHASE PASSES

Passes are purchased through the Celtic Thunder Online Store. In order to access the passes during the pre-sale, fan club members will need to

- Make sure that you are logged on to the Celtic Thunder Official Website. Click here to log in Celtic Thunder Official Website.

- Click Here to purchase your Sound Check Party or VIP Event Pass(es) (remember you have to be logged in on the Celtic Thunder Official Website for this link to work).

Once you select the Pass(es) you wish to purchase you will be directed to the Celtic Thunder Online Store for checkout. At checkout please select the GUEST CHECKOUT option. Do not log into the store as a registered guest, as we will not be able to process the payment. Platinum and Gold members discount applied at check out.

Once your purchase is complete, you will receive emails with your official receipt and instructions for attending the event. You will need to bring both with you on the day, as well as your Celtic Thunder SHOW TICKET.

Please note Sound Check and VIP Passes must be purchased separately.

For more information on our Sound Check Parties, Click Here.

For more information on our VIP Events, Click Here.

We advise that you check your Fan Club Membership log in details prior to the start of the pre-sale. If you experience any difficulty accessing your account please email webmaster@celticthunder.com so that we may correct any issues before the pre-sale begins.

If you experience any issues purchasing your Passes or need assistance please contact webmaster@celticthunder.com. The Celtic Thunder Team will get back to you ASAP and help solve any problems you may encounter. Please include your registered email address and issue you are having in your email. Also please note time zone differences.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENTS

- The Sound Check Parties take place at the venue at 4pm on a show day while the VIP Artist Events take place immediately after the LEGACY Show in ALL cities. Both events will offer attendees an exclusive behind the scenes looks at the tour.

- For the Sound Check Party guests will watch Celtic Thunder as they sound check and rehearse numbers for that night’s show, taking a souvenir Sound Check Party Brochure with them at the end.

- VIP Artist Event attendees will have the opportunity have their photo taken with 2 Celtic Thunder Principals PLUS receive an EXCLUSIVE VIP Artist Event Program, autographed by all of the Celtic Thunder Guys!

- Passes to both Sound Check Parties and VIP Events are limited at each venue and are available on a first come first served basis. PLATINUM and GOLD Fan Club members also enjoy discounted pricing on Event Passes.

- SOUNDCHECK PARTY PASSES AND VIP ARTIST EVENT ARE THE SAME PRICE. THE PRICE QUOTED BELOW IS FOR A SINGLE PASS FOR ONE EVENT IN THE US OR CANADA.

CELTIC THUNDER EVENT PASS PRICING

- Platinum Fan Club Member Sound Check Party OR VIP Artist Event Pass
$50 (US or CAD) PLUS up to 3 additional guest passes @$75 (US or CAD) each.

- Gold Fan Club Member Sound Check Party OR VIP Artist Event Pass
$65 (US or CAD) PLUS up to 3 additional guest passes @$75 (US or CAD) each.

- Green Fan Club Member Sound Check Party OR VIP Artist Event Pass
$75 (US or CAD) PLUS up to 3 additional guest passes @$75 (US or CAD) each.

- Members that exceed the limit of 4 Passes Per Event, will have their order cancelled and their money refunded.


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Celtic Thunder

Apr 26, 2016

BYRNE AND KELLY - 'ECHOES'

Celtic Thunder Principals and talented Singer-songwriters Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly make up the Celtic folk acoustic duo Byrne and Kelly. Ryan and Neil have just released a collection of original songs for their new album Echoes in February 2016. Driven by solid vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh Celtic folk sound. Within the first week of its release Echoes received immediate chart success and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes World Music chart, #1 Amazon Traditional Folk and #1 Amazon Traditional British & Folk charts, Amazon Top 100 Album, Billboard Top 5 World Album and Google Play Top World Album.

Following the release of Echoes, Byrne and Kelly set out on a 14 city, 17 date sold out ‘Album Launch Tour’ in March and April. The duo had the rare opportunity to play through the entire album and delve deep into the explanation of the songwriting process and the stories behind each track.

During a remote weekend writing retreat in County Cavan, Ireland with fellow musicians Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan, the seed for the Echoes album was planted. Just over a year later, the result is a 10 track album featuring songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music.

TRACK LIST

01 - Belfast
02 - Step It Out Mary
03 - Come Away
04 - The Garden
05 - Land of a Thousand Dreams
06 - The Rag Man
07 - The Old Tweed Coat
08 - Keep It Movin'
09 - The Meeting of the Waters
10 - Home from home



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Celtic Thunder

Apr 15, 2016

TICKETS FOR CELTIC THUNDER LEGACY TOUR
AND LEGACY SOUNDCHECK PARTIES

Have you got your Celtic Thunder LEGACY Tickets yet??
We are delighted to be bringing our brand new show Legacy to Australia next month!! We will be traveling coast to coast, meeting our Aussie fans in 15 different cities and we can’t wait! In case you have not yet purchased your tickets, don’t worry there are still some available.

Continuing their tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show is a depiction both their musical footprint over the past 8 years as well as their amazing heritage of Irish and Celtic music.

LEGACY is a live show featuring a mix of lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads “Danny Boy” “Noreen” and “Buachaille On Eirne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side. LEGACY has something special something to offer to everyone.

Make sure you have your ticket to see Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Keith Harkin, Emmet Cahill and special guest artist Damian McGinty perform Celtic Thunder classics, backed as ever by the amazing 7-piece Celtic Thunder band.

We are also thrilled to be bringing our Sound Check parties back to Australia for the third time. Why not enhance you overall concert experience with a behind scenes peak at the tour on a show day? You will arrive early to the venue and catch Celtic Thunder rehearsing and preparing for that evening’s concert and will also receive an exclusive Sound Check Party Brochure to take home afterwards. Be sure to bring your camera and take loads of photos, as photos during a LIVE performance is not permitted. To purchase Sound Check Passes to a show near you click Here.

CELTIC THUNDER 'LEGACY' TOUR - AUSTRALIA 2016


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Sharon Browne

Apr 05, 2016

Hello everyone,

Spring is in the air. I was back in Ireland for 2 weeks for meetings and for Easter and got to do some auditions for the first time in ages. Really enjoyed it. I love the anticipation of wondering who I will see and the excitement when you meet and hear someone you think has a special something as a performer.

I found a couple of lovely singers, one of whom I think is a really interesting prospect. I have some follow up to do but I think I’ll be including him in the fall tour.

Will keep you posted!

Sharon


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Celtic Thunder

Apr 04, 2016

2016 NORTH AMERICAN 'LEGACY' TOUR
NOW AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Celtic Thunder are delighted to announce that the 2016 Celtic Thunder North American 'Legacy' Show Tickets are available to the General Public from 10am (local time) on MONDAY, April 4th!

'Legacy' Show Tickets can be ordered online from the various ticket providers or directly at the venues' Box Offices. For a full list of tour dates and to purchase tickets online please go to Celtic Thunder 2016 North American 'Legacy' Tour Page Here. Please use the links provided when purchasing tickets to avoid scalper websites. If you are having issues purchasing show tickets, please contact the Box Office directly.

Celtic Thunder Event Passes (VIP Artist Event & Sound Check Party Passes) have not yet been released. We will notify you shortly when these will be available for purchase. Event Passes will be offered to Celtic Thunder Fan Club Members before being offered to the General Public with PLATINUM Fan Club Members having first opportunities. For more information on the Celtic Thunder Fan Club, including VIP Artist Event & Sound Check Party Passes, please click Here.

Celtic Thunder is returning to Australian shores in May 2016 for an extensive 15 date national tour, visiting both capital city and regional markets across Australia, some of which they’ll be visiting for the first time. With the new and highly anticipated show, Legacy, the Australia Tour vows to be even bigger and better than ever before. Tickets for the upcoming Legacy Tour in Australia are on sale now, with Show Dates & Ticket Links available Here. Celtic Thunder Sound Check Party Passes are also available to the General Public for Australia, and can be purchased Here.

Continuing the tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show Legacy depicts both their musical footprint over the past 8 years as well as a centuries-old legacy of Irish music. Featuring lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads “Black Velvet Band” “Noreen” and “Mountains of Mourne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems Ireland’s Call and Caledonia, heartwarming ballads Song For The Mira and Take Me Home and lively crowd favorites Place In The Choir and Seven Drunken Nights all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist. Backed as ever by the amazing 8-piece Celtic Thunder band, ensures that Celtic Thunder LEGACY has something special something to offer to everyone.


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Celtic Thunder

Mar 24, 2016

2016 NORTH AMERICAN 'LEGACY' TOUR

FAN CLUB PRE-SALE BEGINS MARCH 28TH!

Celtic Thunder are delighted to announce that members of the CT Fan Club will be able to avail of tickets to shows on the North American Legacy Tour as early as March 28th - well before they go on Public Sale.

For more information about the Celtic Thunder Fan Club, please click Here.

Celtic Thunder Platinum, Gold and Green Fan Club members are able to purchase up to 8 Celtic Thunder Show Tickets and can all avail of FAN CLUB pre-sale offers and tickets will be available as follows:

  • Platinum members from March 28th from 10am LOCAL TIME
  • Gold members from March 29th from 10am LOCAL TIME
  • Green Members from March 30th from 10am LOCAL TIME
  • The pre-sales will end at 10pm ET on April 3rd
  • The Public on Sale will commence on April 4th

A small number of venues will not have pre-sales or be on-sale until a later date. These are noted * on the 2016 North American Tour Page.

All tickets are on a first come first served basis. Tickets are limited to be sure to join the pre-sale as soon as your membership tier becomes available.

In order to purchase tickets during the pre-sale, click on the Fan Club Card at the bottom of the post that fits your Celtic Thunder Fan Club Membership on the designated date. You will then see a page with your Celtic Thunder Fan Club pre-sale details.

If you need assistance with logging into the Celtic Thunder Website, the Celtic Thunder Team will be delighted to assist you with your log-in details at webmaster@celticthunder.com

Once the pre-sale ends Fan Club holds will be released and made available to the general public. From then, tickets can be ordered online at the various ticket providers or at the venues’ box offices. A link to the online ticket provider will be posted fron the link on the Celtic Thunder Tour Page. Please use these links when purchasing tickets to avoid scalper websites.

Continuing the tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show Legacy depicts both their musical footprint over the past 8 years as well as a centuries-old legacy of Irish music. Featuring lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads “Black Velvet Band” “Noreen” and “Mountains of Mourne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems Ireland’s Call and Caledonia, heartwarming ballads Song For The Mira and Take Me Home and lively crowd favorites Place In The Choir and Seven Drunken Nights all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist. Backed as ever by the amazing 8-piece Celtic Thunder band, ensures that Celtic Thunder LEGACY has something special something to offer to everyone.

THE 2016 CELTIC THUNDER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR - PRE-SALE DATES

CLICK ON YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD LEVEL ON THE DESIGNED DATE TO JOIN THE PRE-SALE


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Celtic Thunder

Mar 17, 2016

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!

Ireland’s national holiday seems like a great time for Celtic Thunder to list dates for their upcoming North American “Legacy” tour, which kicks off in the US on August 19th and will travel through 77 cities, 36 US States and 5 Canadian Provinces before wrapping on December 4th.

LEGACY is a live show featuring a mix of lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads “Danny Boy” “Noreen” and “Buachaille On Eirne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Continuing their tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show is a depiction both their musical footprint over the past 8 years as well as their amazing heritage of Irish and Celtic music.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems Ireland’s Call and Caledonia, heartwarming ballads Song For The Mira and Take Me Home and lively crowd favorites such as Seven Drunken Nights all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist.

Backed as ever by the amazing 8-piece Celtic Thunder band, ensuring that Celtic Thunder LEGACY has something special something to offer to everyone.

Pre-sales for the majority of Celtic Thunder shows in the US and Canada will begin March 28th for Platinum members of the Celtic Thunder Fan Club. Gold members will have access to seats on March 29th with Green members joining the pre-sale on March 30th. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on April 4th at 10am local time for the majority of the tour. Celtic Thunder Fan Club Members will have early access to EXCLUSIVE VIP Seating and are limited in numbers.

Be sure to check back here on 3/28 for instructions for all Celtic Thunder Fan Club Members of how to purchase Celtic Thunder Show Tickets during the pre-sale.

For a full list of North America LEGACY Tour Dates click here

Celtic Thunder Event Passes (VIP Artist Event & Sound Check Party) where available, will be offered for the 2016 North American 'Legacy' Tour at a later date, so be sure to keep checking back!

Celtic Thunder Fan Club Members will need to log into the Celtic Thunder Website to purchase tickets during the pre-sale, so be sure to log into the Celtic Thunder Website BEFORE the pre-sale begins. If you need assistance with logging into the Celtic Thunder website, please send an email to the Celtic Thunder Team at webmaster@celticthunder.com, and the Celtic Thunder Team will be delighted to assist you.

For more information and to join Celtic Thunder Fan Club click Here.

Celtic Thunder will return to Australian shores in May 2016 for an extensive 15 date national tour, visiting both capital city and regional markets across Australia, some of which they’ll be visiting for the first time. Their new and highly anticipated show, Legacy, vows to be even bigger and better than ever before. Tickets for the upcoming Legacy Tour in Australia are on sale now, with Show Dates & Ticket Links available Here.

THE 2016 CELTIC THUNDER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR - PRE-SALE DATES

CLICK ANY CARD TO VIEW THE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

'PLATINUM' FAN CLUB MEMBERS
'GOLD' FAN CLUB MEMBERS
'GREEN' FAN CLUB MEMBERS
PRE-SALE BEGINS 3/28/2016
PRE-SALE BEGINS 3/29/2016
PRE-SALE BEGINS 3/30/2016

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Celtic Thunder

Mar 16, 2016

The guys of Celtic Thunder will be putting on their green on St. Patrick’s Day, with a Television Performance on the Today Show 3/17 in NYC at 10:00 am (ET). So put your green on, and be sure to tune in and enjoy performances from Celtic Thunder's newest release, Celtic Thunder - 'Legacy'.


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Celtic Thunder

Mar 16, 2016

CELTIC THUNDER LEGACY ON VINYL

To celebrate our first-ever limited edition release - Celtic Thunder Legacy Volume I on Vinyl - Celtic Thunder is excited to announce that Principal Singers Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Emmett O’Hanlon and guest artist Damian McGinty will be signing copies Celtic Thunder - 'Legacy' album at Barnes and Noble at 555 5th Avernue, NYC on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00pm.

This event is for Barnes & Noble customers. In order to be eligible to attend the event and have a Celtic Thunder product signed in store, attendees will need to furnish a receipt showing they purchases the product in store of either Celtic Thunder 'Legacy' on CD, DVD or Vinyl on the day of the event.

If you're in the area, come to Barnes & Noble and join Emmett O’Hanlon, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, and guest artist Damian McGinty who will be signing copies of the latest Celtic Thunder release Legacy Volume I.


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Celtic Thunder

Mar 10, 2016

REMEMBERING GEORGE DONALDSON

Very recently, on February 1st, we all had occasion to stop, and raise a glass to George on what would have been his 48th birthday. It will be 2 years this March 12th since George left us and we think about him, talk about, laugh about him and most of all remember him almost every day.

Such an ebullient, affable and all round great guy, George left us all way too soon. He was a great father and husband, a great friend and comrade and of-course a talented musician and balladeer. This March as we look back on the photos of Celtic Thunder celebrating St. Patrick’s Day down through the years we can’t help but remember “Big George” all the more. He is front and center in all our St Patrick’s Days memories from the very beginning.

George was with Celtic Thunder since that very first show at the Helix in 2007 and through 9 subsequent concert specials, DVDs and CDs. He helped Celtic Thunder create their unique identity and establish the legions of followers and fans we have today. In addition to all our St Patrick’s Day memories of George, he was also with us through 10 tours in the US, Canada and Australia and our first Celtic Thunder Cruise. It’s impossible to think of our Celtic Thunder family and not think of George Donaldson.

But his success as an artist was not restricted to Celtic Thunder. In his extremely successful solo career he won numerous Irish Music Awards (2011 and also 2012). His first solo CD, entitled The White Rose, was released to critical acclaim in 2011, as was its follow-up album, The World In My Mind. George’s musical inspirations came mostly from his homeland of Scotland, however he also had a great appreciation for different sources and styles of music. He also had a great love and affection for meeting people and loved to find out about their life stories. George always said that everyone has a song in them.

When George was not on tour he was happiest to relax into his home life as the loving husband and father he was, doing what he loved to do best…. Gigging In Jinty’s on a Sunday night, “letting his hair down”…. or sitting on the banks of Loch Tay locked in a battle of wits with the fish.

George lived life to the full; he had the greatest sense of fun and was always ready with a smile, a joke and a bear hug. He imbued a sense of camaraderie and he was the focal point of any group. George was beloved by his family, friends and colleagues, a sentiment that he returned in spades.

George, you have enriched the lives of those whose paths you have crossed. You are sorely missed and often talked about. You have left us with so many fond memories and special moments, we thank you for being in our lives.

CELTIC THUNDER
'GEORGE' ON CD
CELTIC THUNDER
'GEORGE' ON DVD
CELTIC THUNDER
'GEORGE' BUNDLE PACK

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Celtic Thunder

Mar 06, 2016

Keith Harkin’s latest CD On Mercy Street goes on
release March 11th 2016 and is available for pre-order.

Immediately after the first release of his first album two years ago, Keith set to work writing all of his own material for this highly anticipated, second album On Mercy Street. The album takes a different, deeper and more personal direction into Keith's musical styling. Collaborating with long time friends and talented producers, Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, Keith brought his own style, sound and vibes to life in Sphere Studios, London. Keith's love for the classics (Don Henley, Glen Campbell, Tom Waits, Neil Young & Van Morrison to name a few) is reflected in his collection of folk-infused, acoustic pop sounds.

In addition to this great new CD from Keith we are delighted to offer you the Celtic Thunder “On Tour” Artist Tee. Featuring a photo of Keith and the official Celtic Thunder “On Tour” stamp, this is must for any Celtic Thunder Fan! Wear it with pride at the upcoming Celtic Thunder Legacy Tour! 100% pre-shrunk cotton, available in black or white and available sizes SM - 4XL. Order your Celtic Thunder Touring Tee with Keith in either WHITE or BLACK, hurry...limited supplies!

KEITH HARKIN
ON MERCY STREET CD
CELTIC THUNDER 'ON TOUR' TEE
'KEITH HARKIN' BUNDLE - WHITE
CELTIC THUNDER 'ON TOUR' TEE
'KEITH HARKIN' BUNDLE - BLACK

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Celtic Thunder

Feb 27, 2016

THE GREENING OF IRELAND

THE CELTIC TIMES - 'SAINT PATRICK'S EDITION

St Patrick’s Day is a celebration for Irish people and those who love Ireland, all over the world. Over the last six years, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening campaign has seen world-famous icons and sites across continents light up green to celebrate our national day. Read more...

Make sure to mark your calendars for St Patrick’s Day 2016! That’s the day that Celtic Thunder will announce their whopping 77-city tour of the USA and Canada. A full list of North American Tour dates will be published on Celtic Thunder Official Website on the morning of March 17th at 10am EST. Read more...

If you would like to receive updates on Celtic Thunder, Promotions from Celtic Thunder Merchandising and Celtic Thunder's Monthly Newsletter in your 'IN' Box, you can subscribe for free Here.


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Celtic Thunder

Feb 11, 2016

CELTIC THUNDER LEGACY VOL. 1 - 'CALEDONIA'

Celtic Thunder's 'Legacy, Volume 1' - Available now for pre-sale for the February 26th Release, and features new versions of the group's best-loved numbers from nine world tours! Sing along to a Celtic Thunder Fan Favorite 'Caledonia' from Celtic Thunder - 'Legacy Vol. 1', the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland.

Pre-Order your copy of Celtic Thunder - 'Legacy' on CD, DVD & Blu-Ray today from the Celtic Thunder Online Store Here. Every pre-order from the Celtic Thunder Online Store automatically qualifies you to enter to win a pair of Show Tickets and Artist Event Passes to a Celtic Thunder Show in 2016.


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Celtic Thunder

Feb 08, 2016

'LEGACY' PREMIERS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION IN MARCH

Celtic Thunder’s new show Legacy will premiere on Public Television Stations across the US and Canada during the March 2016 Pledge Drive and stations will be offering viewers the opportunity to pledge for copies of Legacy Volumes I and II on CD and DVD. Legacy Volume II is not due for release until Fall 2016, however because of Celtic Thunder’s longstanding relationship and support of Public Television, we are making Legacy Volume II CD and DVD available EXCLUSIVELY to Public Television in time for the March pledge drive.

Many stations will also offer show tickets and Meet and Greet passes to the Fall 2016 tour. Celtic Thunder fans should also check their local Public Television March schedule. If you don’t see Legacy on the schedule, then maybe call your station and request that they air it!!

As part of the March pledge drive Ryan and Neil will be on the road in the US visiting stations for live pledge. Many of these stations will host Meet and Greet events on the night of the broadcast. Be sure to check your local listings!

The Legacy special for Public Television was filmed at Casino Rama in Ontario in March 2015 and is a definitive review of Celtic Thunder’s most popular songs to-date. Song selections in the Public TV Special include "Heartland," the group's big opening number, and crowd-pleasing favorites such as "Raggle Taggle Gypsy," "Galway Girl," and "A Place in the Choir" with rousing anthems "Caledonia" and "Ireland's Call."

“Legacy” finds Celtic Thunder soloists Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne reunited with guest artist Damian McGinty, an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox’s "The Glee Project before landing a recurring role (as "Rory Flanagan") in the hit series "Glee!".

The Public Television special offers music lovers a wide variety of solo selections and fan favorites including Damian’s “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” Ryan’s “Streets of NY,” Keith’s “Now We Are Free,” Neil’s “Noreen,” and Emmett’s “Danny Boy" alongside contemporary hits like “Falling Slowly” and “Hallelujah”. The Celtic Thunder vocalists are backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder Band on strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more, led by musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards in the show.


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Celtic Thunder

Feb 08, 2016

BENEATH A DUBLIN SKY 1916 COMMEMORATIVE DVD

100 years on we look back to noon on the 24th of April 1916 to the Easter Rising

This Commemorative DVD pays special tribute to all patriots who put their nation's freedom first. Featuring interviews and performances by: Ronnie Drew, Finbarr Furey, Johnny Mc Evoy, Derek Warfield, Frances Black, Patsy Watchorn and Jim McCann.

Order this Commemorative DVD from the Celtic Thunder Online Store Here.


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Celtic Thunder

Feb 04, 2016

'George' on CD
'George' on DVD
'George' Bundle Pack

CELTIC THUNDER - 'GEORGE' ON CD & DVD

Celtic Thunder fans, “Thunderheads” as they are affectionately known, took great joy in watching George perform his signature solos within each of the Celtic Thunder shows. This DVD highlights those moments that his fans loved so much. From proudly singing his lead line in the Scottish anthem “Caledonia” to his poignant performance of “The Old Man” and “My Boy”, George’s performances oozed charisma, always meeting the mark and connecting with his audience. His song choices throughout all of the Celtic Thunder shows follow a common theme. They are a reflection of a man’s passage through life, covering the most important themes that we associate with our journey through adulthood; Love and commitment “Life With You” and “The Voyage”; Career “Working Man” and “Yesterday’s Men”; Loss of a parent “The Old Man”; Relationship with one’s children “My Boy” and “Cat’s In The Cradle”; Aging “Gold and Silver Days” and “Life In The Old Dog Yet” and patriotism in “Skye Boat Song” and “Caledonia”.

We wrap up the DVD to George back in Dublin at The Helix with Mythology and we meet Colm who had recently joined Celtic Thunder. We see a very happy and relaxed George singing "The Grand Affaire" and "Scarlet Ribbon" and there’s no doubt who the big smile and the wink is for, sorry if you thought it was for you, his biggest fans Carolyn and Sarah were in their usual seats in the front row. We could not leave the next song out, "Life Without You" it’s a big number sung so passionately by the Big Man. The DVD finishes with "Unseen Footage" which was edited from the footage that our very own Angie has filmed while on tour with the guys. In all the DVD features 23 tracks that highlight just what a special part of Celtic Thunder that George was. It has been difficult to put the CD & DVD together, so many memories flooding in, but we are really happy with the end result and know that George would have approved.


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Jan 26, 2016

CELTIC THUNDER’S NEW SHOW LEGACY

Celtic Thunder's new show Legacy, Volume 1 captured for DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl will be released on Friday, February 26, 2016.

“Legacy” is Lively, fast paced and upbeat! “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” represent the fun loving nature of the Irish while the slower classic ballads “ Black Velvet Band” “Noreen” and “Mountains of Mourne” play to their nostalgic and romantic side. Featuring all newly recorded Songs to reflect the current cast on Legacy the tracks on “Legacy” are varied in style and run the gamut from classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy” and “Buachaille On Eirne” to the more contemporary hits “Falling Slowly” and “Ride On” and rousing anthems “Caledonia” and “Ireland’s Call”.

Legacy finds Celtic Thunder soloists Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne reunited with guest artist Damian McGinty, an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox’s "The Glee Project before landing a recurring role (as "Rory Flanagan") in the hit series "Glee!"

Every pre-order placed in Celtic Thunder’s online Store, automatically enters the purchaser into the draw to win 2 VIP tickets and passes to the Celtic Thunder Tour date of their choice.

The draw closes the 30th March and the winner will be announced in The Celtic Times in mid-April.

Celtic Thunder’s Legacy, Volume 1 is the 14th release for the renowned Irish theatrical singing ensemble, which first appeared on Public Television in 2008. Since that first airing, Celtic Thunder has consistently remained one of the most popular musical shows for Public Television stations throughout the country and has achieved sales of over 2.5 million copies to date.

Celtic Thunder’s official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has seen over 47 million-upload views since the channel’s inception in 2008. In addition to appearing in nine hugely successful Public Television specials, including the smash hit "Mythology," Celtic Thunder has performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama, at the Pentagon for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as on the CBS Saturday Show’s Second Cup Café, the Today Show, and Fox and Friends.

Filmed at Casino Rama in Ontario in March 2015, Legacy, Volume 1 is a definitive review of Celtic Thunder’s most popular songs to-date. The Legacy television special will premiere on Public Television stations across the US and Canada in March 2016 and in Australia also this year.


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Celtic Thunder

Jan 26, 2016

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY THE IRISH WAY

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt”.
- Charles M. Schulz

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique… and while it might not be possible to whisk your Valentine to Ireland this February you can always bring a little bit of Irish romance to your loved one.

We have an amazing collection of handmade chocolates from a top Irish chocolatier. Butler’s Irish Chocolates is 100% Irish owned company that sources the finest quality ingredients, locally produced as much as possible, to enable their chocolatiers to create the best tasting chocolates. Butlers Chocolates is equally committed to The Ethical Trading Initiative - sourcing only ethically traded ingredients of cocoa and coffee.

Established in 1932, Butler’s have long since been Ireland’s favorite luxury chocolatier and have been purveying chocolate happiness for over 80 years!


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