Celtic Thunder, a band inspired both by traditional Celtic music and the best tunes of the modern era, got its start in August of 2007 when producer Sharon Browne put the group together. Since then, it has gone on to be named Top World Album Artist by Billboard. The band's current members include Conal Early, Seána Davey, Charlie Foley, Nicole Hudson, David Munro, Seamus Brett, Barry Kerr and Declan O'Donoghue. Celtic Thunder has released 12 studio albums and performed numerous concerts around the world.
All Ireland Talent
The group's youngest member, Daniel Furlong, came to the attention of the group's producers when he appeared on All Ireland Talent. In 2011, Furlong won the All Ireland Talent show, which was televised nationally. He was chosen as a boy soprano for Celtic Thunder for its Voyage Tour. He sang on the group's Voyage, Voyage II and Inspirational albums.
Where can I buy Celtic Thunder tickets?
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What songs does the group like to perform on its tour setlist?
Celtic Thunder usually performs in two acts, like at its Beacon Theatre shows. The songs at this concert included "Sons of Light," "The Crow on the Candle," "Galway Girl" (an Ed Sheeran cover), "The Wild Rover," "Toora Loora Lay," "Right All Right," "Phil the Fluter's Ball," "I Useta Lover," "Finnegan's Wake," "Always There," "Seasons in the Sun" and "Caledonia." During the show's second act, the songs consisted of "Celebration" (a Kool & The Gang cover), "Feels Like Home," "When I Was Your Man" (a Bruno Mars cover), "Band Introductions," "I'm a Believer," "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old" (a Garth Brooks cover), "Bye, Bye, Bye (Baby Goodbye)," "Turning Away," "Hallelujah, "On the Street Where You Live," "L-O-V-E," "Rise Again and "Lannigan's Ball." Celtic Thunder did an encore song for this performance, too, which was "Ireland's Call."
What is it like to see Celtic Thunder in concert?
People going to a Celtic Thunder performance will immediately notice how eclectic the band is. Solo numbers, ensemble tunes and even instrumental-only songs get their due during a night's performance. The shows also feature interesting choreography, and the use of lights contributes a great deal to the performances' dramatic effects. The sets are also influenced by traditional Celtic culture and stories.
What musical genres might get featured during a Celtic Thunder concert?
This group plays songs from the adult contemporary and crossover charts as well as tunes from the classical and folk eras. Soft rock, world music and Broadway show tunes may also be represented during a Celtic Thunder performance.
Has Celtic Thunder participated in any notable live events?
Yes. The New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade got its kick-off from a Celtic Thunder performance in 2009. The group performed "Danny Boy" and "Ireland's Call." The group then hopped on a train to Washington, D.C., where it serenaded the White House. Former US President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen were among those in attendance. The St. Patty's Day performances kicked off Celtic Thunder's American tour that year, which started officially on March 21, 2009, at the Landmark Theatre - Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y.
Has Celtic Thunder released any live albums?
Yes, the group has, and there are DVDs to go with them. Those albums are Celtic Thunder: Live & Unplugged at Sullivan Hall New York (2013), and Celtic Thunder: Legacy, Vol.1 and Celtic Thunder, Legacy, Vol. 2, which came out in February of 2016 and August of 2016, respectively.