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Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon

With sales surpassing one million combined units, the wildly entertaining Celtic Thunder pay homage to the musical culture of Ireland with their new CD and DVD concert special, Heritage.

In the New York area the concert special, Heritage, is being aired on WLIW TV 21 (WLIW.ORG) who had pledges for tickets and a Meet and Greet with members of Celtic Thunder as one of the premiums.

The troup performed at the Beacon Theatre on September 24, and BroadwayWorld was there!

"The Celtic Thunder Heritage Tour" promises to deliver stirring and show-stopping performances in the tradition of their previous releases (Celtic Thunder: The Show, Act Two, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment and Christmas), but now shows Celtic Thunder returning to their distinct Irish roots. This inspired collection of songs includes the sweet and tranquil "Kindred Spirits", the rousing jig, "A Place In The Choir", the seductive "Black Is The Color," and the upbeat "Whiskey In The Jar," to name a few.Since the airing of their first Public Television special in 2008, Celtic Thunder consistently remains one of the most popular musical acts for the network. In addition to their impressive sales stats of selling over one million units combined, their official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has received nearly 18 million upload views since its inception in 2008. Celtic Thunder had the distinct honor of performing for President Obama at The White House's St. Patrick's Day celebration in 2009, and they also opened New York City's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Avenue two consecutive years in a row (2008 & 2009). In addition to appearing in five hugely successful Public Television specials and their multiple appearances on QVC, Celtic Thunder has also performed on Fox & Friends, Today Show, CBS Early Show's Saturday Second Cup Café and numerous regional shows in major cities across America. Of their live performances, The Virginian-Pilot noted, "no matter what they tackle they do it with 'beaucoup' energy" and The New York Times described the group as "a Fab Five peddling Celtic stylings."

For more information, visit http://celticthunder.com

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin and Ryan Kelly at the WLIW TV 21 and WNET TV13 Meet and Greet before the concert

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Ryan Kelly

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Meg Paolini, Emmy Fagen, Sue Kron, Joan Gute and Lyn Terjesen wait for their photo op

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Lyn Terjesen, Sue Kron, Keith Harkin, Meg Paolini, Joan Gute, Ryan Kelly, Genevieve Rafter Keddy and Emmy Fagen

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Ryan Kelly

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Ryan Kelly and Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Celtic Thuner takes the stage-George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Keith Harkin, Emmet Cahill and Neil Byrne

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
George Donaldson and Ryan Kelly

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin and Emmet Cahill

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Emmet Cahill and Neil Byrne

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
George Donaldson

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Ryan Kelly

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Emmet Cahill

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Neil Byrne

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Keith Harkin, Emmet Cahill and Neil Byrne

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
George Donaldson

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Ryan Kelly

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Keith Harkin

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Daniel Furlong

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Daniel Furlong

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Barry Kerr, Declan O'Donoghue. Nicole Hudson, Laura Durant and Seana Davey with Musical Director David Munro

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Nicole Hudson and Laura Durrant

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Declan O'Donoghue

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Barry Kerr and Nicole Hudson

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Former member of the group Paul Byrom was also at the show

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon
Paul Byrom

Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder Plays The Beacon

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