Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder from Soundcheck to Post Show

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Celtic Thunder kicked off their US Tour last night with a concert at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ and Broadwayworld.com was there from rehearsal to the post-show meet-and-greet.

"Legacy" is an exciting new live show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. Lively, fast paced and upbeat songs "A Place in The Choir" "Galway Girl" and "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" represent the fun loving nature of the Irish while the slower classic ballads " Black Velvet Band" "Noreen" and "Mountains of Mourne" play to their nostalgic and romantic side. Featuring all new recordings, the songs on "Legacy" are varied in style and run the gamut from classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as "Danny Boy" and "Buachaille On Eirne" to the more contemporary hits "Falling Slowly" and "Ride On" and rousing anthems "Caledonia" and "Ireland's Call".

Legacy finds Celtic Thunder soloists Ryan Kelly, Emmet Cahill, Neil Byrne and Michael O'Dwyer reunited with guest artist Damian McGinty, an original member of Celtic Thunder who went on to win Fox's "The Glee Project before landing a recurring role (as "Rory Flanagan") in the hit series "Glee!"

Legacy offers music lovers a wide variety of solo selections and fan favorites, all newly recorded to reflect the current cast on Legacy. The Celtic Thunder vocalists are backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder Band on strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more, led by musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards in the show.

Celtic Thunder is the brainchild of producer Sharon Browne and since its inception in 2007 has released 11 albums, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, eight times, and Australia three times performing at over 800 shows to date. Celtic Thunder has also been hailed as BILLBOARD's "Top World Music Artist," along with "Top World Music Imprint" and "Top World Album" of in 2008, 2009 and again in 2011. The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has seen over 77 million uploads since 2008. Celtic Thunder is backed by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band and their shows are known for the use of dramatic effects of lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway, suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.

For more information, visit www.celticthunder.ie.

Check out the photo coverage below!


Ryan Kelly


Ryan Kelly


Ryan Kelly


Damian McGinty


Neil Byrne


Emmet Cahill


Emmet Cahill


Emmet Cahill, Ryan Kelly Neil Byrne, Damian McGinty and Michael O'Dwyer


Neil Byrne


Damian McGinty


Michael O'Dwyer


Ryan Kelly


Michael O'Dwyer


Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne


Neil Byrne


Damian McGinty


Emmet Cahill


Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Emmet Cahill


Michael O'Dwyer


Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Emmet Cahill


Neil Byrne


Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly


Charlie Foley


David Munro (Musical Director)


Barry Kerr


Seana Davey


Cian Sweeny


Conal Early


Nicole Hudson


Declan O'Donoghue


Damian McGinty


Ryan Kelly


Neil Byrne


Michael O'Dwyer


Michael O'Dwyer, Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly, Emmet Cahill and Damian McGinty


Emmet Cahill


Ryan Kelly


Neil Byrne


Emmet Cahill, Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Michael O'Dwyer


Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne


Michael O'Dwyer Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Damian McGinty and Ryan Kelly


Neil Byrne and Damian McGinty


Damian McGinty


Neil Byrne


Neil Byrne and Damian McGinty


Neil Byrne


Neil Byrne and Damian McGinty



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