Photo Coverage: At Sound Check with CELTIC THUNDER X at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
The releases of CELTIC THUNDER X celebrate the group's 10th anniversary and the Celtic Thunder X tour of 75 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Celtic Thunder appeared at NYCB Theatre at Westbury ,New York for the second stop on their new US Tour.
Broadwayworld.com was there with supporters from WNET, WLIW and WNJN who had pledged to their local stations and were in attendance at the Sound Check and then they all went to the show.
The brand new music and footage from Celtic Thunder X is also a highly anticipated television special, which began airing nationally on local PBS Stations. The special was filmed in Dublin on October 30, 2017 at the Helix Theatre. Celtic Thunder has become one of public television's largest draws. Their shows have aired over 22,500 times across 50 states on PBS. The group is among the top five audience-generating acts on the network.
Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O'Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) deliver new ensemble numbers including "Sons of Light," "Toora, Loora, Lay," "The Wild Rover," "Right all right," and "Castle on the Hill" followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like "Celebration," "I'm a Believer," "Seasons in the Sun" and "Rise Again." No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem "Ireland's Call," the only song in Celtic Thunder X that isn't a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
"We had a blast making Celtic Thunder X. The music choices were carefully selected to suit each member's personality and gave us something we could really dig our teeth into," said the Celtic Thunder singers. "The musical arrangements, the orchestra and the band are all great, and they really helped to create our best show to date. We love singing songs that are a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary Irish Songs, along with the fun we have performing hit songs that are known worldwide."
Celtic Thunder have sold over 3.4 million albums in the U.S., combined, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times and Australia four times performing almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over 1 million tickets. Celtic Thunder has been hailed as Billboard's "Top World Music Artist," along with "Top World Music Imprint" and "Top World Album" of in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and again in 2016.
The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has received over 98 million views since 2008 and has more than 138,000 subscribers. The Celtic Thunder website celticthunder.com reached over 5.3 million users last year. Their Facebook facebook.com/celticthunder has 461,000 followers and over 42,000 on Twitter twitter.com/CelticThunder.
Celtic Thunders monthly newzine, theceltictimes.com, has a readership of 1.2 million and 100,000 subscribers. Celtic Thunder has appeared on multiple national TV programs including "The Today Show," "CBS Early Show Saturday," "Fox & Friends," "QVC" and numerous regional shows in major cities.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy
David Munro (Musical Director)