Celtic Thunder's O'Hanlon Plays Rory Dolan's Tonight
Irish American Baritone Emmett O'Hanlon will be on his first solo tour this summer across the USA. While the group Celtic Thunder takes a break from their large venue tours, their newest member, Emmett, will be performing more intimate shows. A lover of popular music standards and Broadway show tunes, 24-year-old Emmett will be singing an array of some of his favorites. He says, "This tour is a chance for me to show the fans a side of me that most of them haven't seen before. When watching my show, my hope is that the audience is able to hear the person behind the voice and the emotion brought on by these incredible works of art."
On tour with Emmett will be musical director, David Munro, who he has worked with Sinead O'Connor, Moya Brennan, Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, Brian Kennedy, Samantha Mumba, Hayley Westenra and, of course, Celtic Thunder. Emmett says, "David and I are beyond exited to have the chance to present our takes on these incredibly beautiful classic songs."
There will be a CD EP (extended play) of four songs available for sale on tour only to audience members and will include 'If Ever I Would Leave You', 'More' and 'Always on My Mind' and 'Can't Help Falling in Love.'
Emmett was born and raised in New York City and was just six years old when he began guitar, piano and drum lessons and started singing lessons at age eight. While in high school, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelor's Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He went on to join the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, where he recently completed a Master's Degree in Voice. While there he took part in the "Juilliard in Paris" project, the Metropolitan Opera's workshop production of The Sorrows of Frederick, and also played the role of Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. He began his touring career as a principal singer with Celtic Thunder, and first performed with the group onboard the second Celtic Thunder Cruise in November 2014, followed by the show's first-ever Symphony Tour. The group recently wrapped up their "Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour," where the lads performed 52 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada.
EMMETT O'HANLON at Rory Dolan's Restaurant, 890 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY, tonight, July 29 at 8 p.m. For tickets go to http://emmettohanlon.ticketleap.com/emmett-ohanlon-at-rory-dolans/