It’s almost here Celtic Thunder Fans! Celtic Thunder is ready to release their Heritage show to the public. The new album/DVD release is scheduled for February 22, 2011 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon right now.
I am really excited about this because it is a return to their “roots” (well except Scotsman George, but we won’t condemn him for that… he’s still awesome!) – The music/show seems to be compromised of mostly traditional Irish music, from “Whiskey in the Jar” (a Neil & Keith duo… and omg!) to “A Place in the Choir” (All of them.. yes!),
Boasted all over the Internet:
Following the success of their last 4 shows the new Celtic Thunder show Heritage accentuates the musical culture of Ireland. The program and accompanying CD and DVD features 12 new recordings including: An Irish Blessing, A Place In The Choir and Whiskey In The Jar. In 2011 March PBS pledge will feature Celtic Thunder’s Heritage airing the program over 1,000 times. In the fall of 2011 Celtic Thunder Heritage will be on tour.
Over the past 3 years Celtic Thunder has been one of the most successful PBS music programs
In 2010, Celtic Thunder have sold over 100,000 tickets in concert! Not a bad track record if I do say so myself.
So why am I posting this on my writing blog – no reason except I am a huge fan and have been since the very start and Damian started with a much higher voice and Neil did nothing except strum the guitar and play drums a couple of times. My how these men have grown – Damian’s voice is at least an octave lower and Neil’s voice rings out besides just in the background – The fan proclaimed Guitar God, certainly knows how to do much more than make amazing music!
At any rate, the past three novels I have worked on, have all centered around an Irish theme, so of course Celtic Thunder has played over and over on my iPod during many a long writing session. The only complaint I can possibly think of, with these guys is, its a true shame that they are just now revisiting their roots – but I know they needed to build a fan base first before they crossed that road. I’m so amazed.
Here’s a little sneak peek:
***BREAKING NEWS****By the way, if you haven’t already heard the news, Celtic Thunder Tenor, Paul Byrom has sadly left Celtic Thunder to pursue other musical endeavors, but has already been replaced with Emmit Cahill, who is currently in the recording studio with the guys. He is a-mA-Zing!