Photo Coverage: Celtic Thunder from Soundcheck to Post Show
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!
David Munro (Musical Director)