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CELTIC THUNDER to Perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 12/9

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CELTIC THUNDER to Perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 12/9

International singing sensation Celtic Thunder will bring their North American Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on December 9 at 7:30 p.m.

This will be the first-ever symphony tour for Celtic Thunder who will be playing songs from their 2013 album "Christmas Voices" in a dynamic live orchestral setting. The performance will feature holiday favorites like "Away in a Manger," "O Holy Night," "Mary's Boy Child" and "Fairytale of New York." Celtic Thunder's four male soloists - Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan - will also perform solo and ensemble numbers along with Celtic Thunder classic hits such as "Ireland's Call" and "Turning Away," and traditional Irish songs "Dulaman" and "My Land."

This tour marks the show's eighth tour in the United States since it was first launched in 2008.

Tickets, ranging in price from $35 to $120, are on sale now and can be purchased from the Heinz Hall box office at412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org.

Thrice hailed as Billboard's Top World Music Artist and Top World Imprint, Celtic Thunder has achieved sales of more than 2 million album copies to date. Celtic Thunder also continues to extensively tour the United States, Canada and Australia, performing to more than 700,000 fans over the past six years. Their mass appeal and devoted fan base continues to grow with impressive statistics to prove it. Celtic Thunder's official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube," has seen more than 28 million upload views since the channel's inception in 2008. 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 & Friends." For more about Celtic Thunder, visit celticthunder.com.

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