THE IRISH TENOR CHRISTMAS Kicks Off Tour 11/27 In Red Bank NJ
Since they first joined voices in 1988, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe new life and have proved themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material. The Irish Tenors powerful vocal lineup of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Karl Scully is unquestionably the leading brand of this genre in the market. All three are classically trained singers and have performed in leading concert halls across the world and together they continue to produce a sound and concert experience that touches the heart and stirs the emotion.
This coming holiday season The Irish Tenors present us with THE IRISH TENORS CHRISTMAS (Razor & Tie), an album full of traditional carols and well known contemporary songs. Accompanied by the Prague Philharmonic, the cd begins with a majestic orchestral introduction into the favorite church hymn "Hark the Herald," then leads us on a musical journey from Gospel with "Go Tell it on the Mountain," to Pop with the quirky rhythms of "Jingle Bell Rock" to Latin with "Feliz Navidad." The Tenors try their hand at "Fairytale of New York," made popular by Shane McGowan and the Pogues, and successfully pull it off by giving it a modern classical edge. Other songs include "I Heard the Bells," "Oh Holy Night" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
Says Finbar Wright, "Experiencing the beauty and grace of Christmas music at our yearly Gala Concert has become an established ritual for many during the holiday season...we were delighted to spend time in the recording studio to commit these performances to a lasting medium that makes them available to you whenever you wish to hear them again."
The Irish Tenors will be on tour this in the following markets in the US this Christmas season:
11/27/09 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ,
11/28/09 Barbara Mann Perf Arts Fort Meyers, FL
11/30/09 Progress Center for PA Raleigh, NC
12/06/09 Riverside Center Milwaukee, WI
12/09/09 Cerritos PAC Cerritos, CA
12/11/09 State University of NY Buffalo, NY
12/12/09 Aranoff Center for Arts Cincinnatti, OH
12/13/09 Cobb Energy PAC Atlanta, GA
For further information go to www.theirishtenors.com
Anthony Kearns Finbar Wright Karl Scully
Since they first joined voices in 1998, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe with new life. Moreover, they've proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as "My Heart Will Go On" (made famous by Celine Dion), "Fairytale Of New York" (previously recorded by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues) and even Jimmy Kennedy's "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)". These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside "Danny Boy," "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Fields Of Athenry." This Fall, Razor & Tie will release their latest album, The Irish Tenors Christmas, featuring such Holiday classics as "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," Silent Night" and a few medleys including "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree/Jingle Bell Rock."
The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Karl Scully are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humour, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.
They are surely versatile, but for many, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Karl Scully are synonymous with Irish music. There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland's musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye. The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors.
The magic they've captured on previous releases has resulted in millions of albums sold and the upper reaches of Billboard's music charts. The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials (Ellis Island, Live from Belfast) as well as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly and A&E Breakfast with the Arts, and are one of the best selling acts to appear on QVC.
The Irish Tenors continue to tour constantly, thrilling old fans and winning new ones all around the globe. In the United States, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2. Whether as the powerful vocal trio in full flight, or in their cameo solo spots, a concert performance by The Irish Tenors is an experience that never fails to excite and bear witness to the power of great music when performed by true artists. Most concerts end with two, three, and sometimes four standing ovations, with Irish and American songs bringing audiences to their feet.
Despite the man copy versions The Irish Tenors, the trio are regarded as the acknowledged Godfathers of Irish repertoire.