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
Keith Harkin and Emmet Cahill
Emmet Cahill and Neil Byrne
Nicole Hudson and Laura Durrant
Barry Kerr and Nicole Hudson
Former member of the group Paul Byrom was also at the show