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CELTIC THUNDER

In 2007 producer Sharon Browne filmed the first ever Celtic Thunder show at the Helix in Dublin, Ireland. The concept was to feature a group of men from Ireland and Scotland, who range in age from 21 to 42, and feature songs that celebrate a common Celtic heritage.

The resulting show included an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional to international hits and some original pieces along the way.The group 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. In 2009 Celtic Thunder release their second DVD third CD called Take Me Home. This was followed by It’s Entertainment, a homage to US pop culture. The next 3 releases Heritage, Voyage and Voyage II firmly returned to their Celtic roots, stocked full of Irish and Scottish traditional and contemporary songs. In 2011 Celtic Thunder also release their first theatrical production “Storm”. February 2013 saw the show return to the Helix in Dublin to film their 9th DVD and 10th CD entitled Mythology. The new DVD from the show Mythology presents a perfect blend of entertainment, ideology and Gaelic spirituality, providing a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling tradition.  In addition to the six main vocalists featured on Mythology, the CD and DVD also features a full orchestra as well as strings, guitar, percussion, whistles, pipes, guitars in the eight- piece Celtic Thunder band. Celtic Thunder’s musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards on the DVD.

Celtic Thunder has now toured the US and Canada, coast to coast, six times, and Australia twice performing at over 700 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 2009 and again in 2011. The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over twenty eight million views since its inception in 2008.