History Music / CelticThunder

18th May '17 10:59:57 AM AxelFive
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'''Damian [=McGinty=]''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. Joined Celtic Thunder at the age of 14. Went from singing pop songs like "Puppy Love" to songs like "Home" as his voice lowered. In 2011, he participated in the first season of ''Series/TheGleeProject'' and eventually won along with Samuel Larsen. He played Rory on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' during Season 3, causing him to resign from the group. Damian rejoined as a guest singer for the Very Best tour in 2015, and rejoined full-time for the Legacy tour in 2016.

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'''Damian [=McGinty=]''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. One of the original members. Joined Celtic Thunder at the age of 14. Went from singing pop songs like "Puppy Love" to songs like "Home" as his voice lowered. In 2011, he participated in the first season of ''Series/TheGleeProject'' and eventually won along with Samuel Larsen. He played Rory on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' during Season 3, causing him to resign from the group. Damian rejoined as a guest singer for the Very Best tour in 2015, and rejoined full-time for the Legacy tour in 2016.
17th Nov '16 8:40:30 PM Kazrak
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** Several of the members, including Damian himself, have mentioned in appearances and interviews how the older members of the cast (and crew) raised Damian on tour.

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** Several of the members, including Damian himself, have mentioned in appearances and interviews how the older members of the cast (and crew) raised Damian on tour.tour.
* VocalEvolution: Damian. The first shows were before his voice broke, and he sang the high parts. After puberty hit, his voice dropped down, and while he has an excellent range, he now carries the lowest notes. It's especially obvious on "All God's Creatures Got A Place In The Choir", where he sings the bass part.
16th Nov '16 4:18:44 PM Kazrak
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Neil and Ryan. In between Celtic Thunder tours, they go on tour as a duet. They also tend to perform together more than any other two members. Neil plays guitar when Ryan sings "Ride On", they start "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" together before the rest of the band joins, and Ryan is the first to join Neil on "Hallelujah".

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Neil and Ryan. In between Celtic Thunder tours, they go on tour as a duet. They also tend to perform together more than any other two members. Neil plays guitar when Ryan sings "Ride On", they start "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" together before the rest of the band joins, and Ryan is the first to join Neil on "Hallelujah"."Hallelujah", and they duet on "Whiskey in the Jar", among others.



** In 2012, Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, and Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate that Ryan is aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Eventually averted, as Colm stayed until 2015 before returning to his studies.

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** In 2012, Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, and Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate indicated that Ryan is was aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Eventually averted, as Colm stayed until 2015 before returning to his studies.
16th Nov '16 3:29:40 PM Kazrak
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted in Emmet and Emmett, although they generally were not in the group at the same time.
16th Nov '16 3:26:39 PM Kazrak
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'''Emmet Cahill''': From County Westmeath. A classically trained singer, Emmet joined the group in 2011. On January 13, 2014, Emmet announced he was leaving Celtic Thunder. He rejoined a few months later to pay homage to George, who had passed away.

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'''Emmet Cahill''': From County Westmeath. A classically trained singer, Emmet joined the group in 2011. On January 13, 2014, Emmet announced he was leaving Celtic Thunder. He rejoined came back as a guest a few months later to pay homage to George, who had passed away.
away. He returned full-time in late 2015 when Colm departed.



'''Colm Keegan''': Fresh off his audition, Colm was asked to perform with Celtic Thunder in their Atlantic City engagement July 2012 while Ryan Kelly recuperated. Based off tweets and pictures, it seems Colm will be participating in the Fall 2012 North American Tour.

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'''Colm Keegan''': Fresh off his audition, Colm was asked to perform with Celtic Thunder in their Atlantic City engagement July 2012 while Ryan Kelly recuperated. Based off tweets and pictures, it seems Colm will be participating in stayed with the Fall 2012 North American Tour.
group until late 2015, when he took a break to finish his studies.

'''Emmett O'Hanlon''': Replaced Emmet Cahill in 2014, before departing in 2016 to focus on his opera career. Notable as the only member of the group not from Scotland or Ireland; he is Irish-American.



* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: While from Ireland (and Scotland), the group is notably more popular in North America (possibly due to the fact that they use a certain amount of [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Irish charm]] that the actual Irish are probably immune to. )They are also building a rather strong fanbase in Australia.

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* MythologyGag: On the Very Best Of tour, where Damian came back after several years away, the band would start playing "Puppy Love" for him before he sang "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: While from Ireland (and Scotland), the group is notably more popular in North America (possibly due to the fact that they use a certain amount of [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Irish charm]] that the actual Irish are probably immune to. )They ) They are also building a rather strong fanbase in Australia.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When a member leaves on short notice, their replacement tends to take their role almost exactly at first, with the same solo songs and the same spots in group songs. (Example: on the Legacy tour, Michael solos on "Dutchman", "Now We Are Free", and "I Wanna Know What Love Is", which had all been Keith's songs.) After their first tour, they generally branch out into something more uniquely themselves.



* TemporarySubstitute: Early 2011, the lads did a promotion tour around Australia and PBS stations around America. At the time, Damian [=McGinty=] was supposedly grounded until he improved his grades and finished his studies. Now it's believed to be a cover story to explain Damian's sudden absence due to ''Series/TheGleeProject''. Though Paul's resignation had been effective as of the end of the 2010 tour, he stepped in and did the publicity. When performing, either Emmet or Neil took on Damian's parts. This past July, the group booked two weeks of shows in Atlantic City. When Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate that Ryan is aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Now averted as Colm is part of the Fall 2012 North American Tour.

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* TemporarySubstitute: TemporarySubstitute:
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Early 2011, the lads did a promotion tour around Australia and PBS stations around America. At the time, Damian [=McGinty=] was supposedly grounded until he improved his grades and finished his studies. Now it's believed to be a cover story to explain Damian's sudden absence due to ''Series/TheGleeProject''. Though Paul's resignation had been effective as of the end of the 2010 tour, he stepped in and did the publicity. When performing, either Emmet or Neil took on Damian's parts. This past July, the group booked two weeks of shows in Atlantic City. When parts.
** In 2012,
Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, and Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate that Ryan is aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Now averted Eventually averted, as Colm is part of stayed until 2015 before returning to his studies.
** After George's death in 2014, Emmet came back to help get
the Fall 2012 North American Tour.group through their next tour.
** Damian came back as a guest singer for the 2015 Very Best Of tour, before returning full-time for Legacy.
16th Nov '16 3:07:23 PM Kazrak
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Neil and Ryan. In between Celtic Thunder tours, they go on tour as a duet. They also tend to perform together more than any other two members. Neil plays guitar when Ryan sings "Ride On", they start "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" together before the rest of the band joins, and Ryan is the first to join Neil on "Hallelujah".
16th Nov '16 3:02:25 PM Kazrak
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* FanNickname:
** "Dark Destroyer" for Ryan. It comes from his song, "Heartbreaker."
** "The Swanky Tenor" for Paul
** "Guitar God" for Neil
16th Nov '16 1:45:32 PM Kazrak
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[[caption-width-right:300:The current lineup. L-R: Neil, Ryan, Keith, Emmet, and George. Not Pictured: Colm]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The current 2014 lineup. L-R: Neil, Ryan, Keith, Emmet, and George. Not Pictured: Colm]]



Formed in 2007 by producer Sharon Browne, Celtic Thunder is an all male ensemble comprised generally of five members. (The number has fluctuated a bit over the years but currently sits at five.) Their first show was performed at the Helix in Dublin and sold as a DVD. The show was aired on PBS and all subsequent productions have done so, usually around St. Patrick's Day or during pledge drives. The music varies from traditional Irish music to folk songs to contemporary. One show, "It's Entertainment," focused more on pop hits. Until 2011, composer Phil Coulter was the musical director for the group and often composed original pieces for the group or its members to perform. They are incredibly popular in North America, with a larger following than people may suspect. They have constantly topped the World Billboard Charts.

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Formed in 2007 by producer Sharon Browne, Celtic Thunder is an all male ensemble comprised generally of five members. (The number has fluctuated a bit over the years years, but currently sits at five.) Their first show was performed at the Helix in Dublin and sold as a DVD. The show was aired on PBS and all subsequent productions have done so, usually around St. Patrick's Day or during pledge drives. The music varies from traditional Irish music to folk songs to contemporary. One show, "It's Entertainment," focused more on pop hits. Until 2011, composer Phil Coulter was the musical director for the group and often composed original pieces for the group or its members to perform. They are incredibly popular in North America, with a larger following than people may suspect. They have constantly topped the World Billboard Charts.




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'''Very Best of Celtic Thunder'''

'''Legacy''' (two discs and [=DVDs=], Legacy 1 and Legacy 2)




'''Neil Byrne''': From County Wicklow. {{Ascended Extra}}, in a way. Neil started as a guitarist and percussionist in the band, also providing backup vocals. He slowly was given solos and was promoted to principle singer in 2011.

'''Keith Harkin''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. One of the original members, Keith has covered songs ranging from folk to rock.

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'''Neil Byrne''': From County Wicklow. {{Ascended Extra}}, in a way. Neil started as a guitarist and percussionist in the band, also providing backup vocals. He slowly was given solos and was promoted to principle principal singer in 2011.

'''Keith Harkin''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. One of the original members, Keith has covered songs ranging from folk to rock.
2011.



'''Colm Keegan''': Fresh off his audition, Colm was asked to perform with Celtic Thunder in their Atlantic City engagement July 2012 while Ryan Kelly recuperated. Based off tweets and pictures, it seems Colm will be participating in the Fall 2012 North American Tour.

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'''Colm Keegan''': Fresh off his audition, Colm '''Emmet Cahill''': From County Westmeath. A classically trained singer, Emmet joined the group in 2011. On January 13, 2014, Emmet announced he was asked leaving Celtic Thunder. He rejoined a few months later to perform with pay homage to George, who had passed away.

'''Damian [=McGinty=]''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. Joined
Celtic Thunder in their Atlantic City engagement July 2012 while Ryan Kelly recuperated. Based off tweets and pictures, it seems Colm will be participating at the age of 14. Went from singing pop songs like "Puppy Love" to songs like "Home" as his voice lowered. In 2011, he participated in the Fall 2012 North American Tour.
first season of ''Series/TheGleeProject'' and eventually won along with Samuel Larsen. He played Rory on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' during Season 3, causing him to resign from the group. Damian rejoined as a guest singer for the Very Best tour in 2015, and rejoined full-time for the Legacy tour in 2016.

'''Michael O'Dwyer''': Joined in 2016 to replace Keith. From Carrick on Suir in County Tipperary.



'''Emmet Cahill''': From County Westmeath. A classically trained singer, Emmet joined the group in 2011. On January 13, 2014, Emmet announced he was leaving Celtic Thunder.



'''Damian [=McGinty=]''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. Joined Celtic Thunder at the age of 14. Went from singing pop songs like "Puppy Love" to songs like "Home" as his voice lowered. In 2011, he participated in the first season of ''Series/TheGleeProject'' and eventually won along with Samuel Larsen. He played Rory on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' during Season 3, causing him to resign from the group.

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'''Damian [=McGinty=]''': '''Keith Harkin''': From Derry, Northern Ireland. Joined One of the original members, Keith has covered songs ranging from folk to rock. He departed during the 2016 Legacy tour to spend more time with his new wife.

'''Colm Keegan''': Fresh off his audition, Colm was asked to perform with
Celtic Thunder at the age of 14. Went from singing pop songs like "Puppy Love" to songs like "Home" as his voice lowered. In 2011, he participated in their Atlantic City engagement July 2012 while Ryan Kelly recuperated. Based off tweets and pictures, it seems Colm will be participating in the first season of ''Series/TheGleeProject'' and eventually won along with Samuel Larsen. He played Rory on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' during Season 3, causing him to resign from the group.Fall 2012 North American Tour.



* Scotireland: George, who is often asked about Ireland. For his part, he's a good sport about it and answers their questions. He then gently reminds them that he is Scottish. Interviewers have made this mistake as well.

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* Scotireland: ScotIreland: George, who is often asked about Ireland. For his part, he's a good sport about it and answers their questions. He then gently reminds them that he is Scottish. Interviewers have made this mistake as well.
19th Jun '16 11:12:14 PM gewunomox
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* CoverSong: Pretty much all of "It's Entertainment." The other [=CDs=]/shows are filled with examples of this.
* CousinOliver: Averted. Daniel got no more time on stage than any other member and was genuinely liked by the fans.
* DrunkenSong: "Seven Drunken Nights." Especially if you watch it on the DVD!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If anyone goes back now to watch "The Show," they'd be surprised. A full orchestra? Neil looking like that? Damian's so short! And his voice so high! Also, "Ireland's Call" appears toward the middle of the show while "Caledonia" ends it.

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* CoverSong: CousinOliver: Averted. Daniel got no more time on stage than any other member and was genuinely liked by the fans.
* CoverVersion:
Pretty much all of "It's Entertainment." The other [=CDs=]/shows are filled with examples of this.
* CousinOliver: Averted. Daniel got no more time on stage than any other member and was genuinely liked by the fans.
* DrunkenSong: "Seven Drunken Nights." Especially if you watch it on the DVD!
DVD!
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: If anyone goes back now to watch "The Show," they'd be surprised. A full orchestra? Neil looking like that? Damian's so short! And his voice so high! Also, "Ireland's Call" appears toward the middle of the show while "Caledonia" ends it.
26th Jul '14 4:18:44 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TemporarySubstitute: Early 2011, the lads did a promotion tour around Australia and PBS stations around America. At the time, Damian [=McGinty=] was supposedly grounded until he improved his grades and finished his studies. Now it's believed to be a cover story to explain Damian's sudden absence due to ''TheGleeProject''. Though Paul's resignation had been effective as of the end of the 2010 tour, he stepped in and did the publicity. When performing, either Emmet or Neil took on Damian's parts. This past July, the group booked two weeks of shows in Atlantic City. When Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate that Ryan is aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Now averted as Colm is part of the Fall 2012 North American Tour.

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* TemporarySubstitute: Early 2011, the lads did a promotion tour around Australia and PBS stations around America. At the time, Damian [=McGinty=] was supposedly grounded until he improved his grades and finished his studies. Now it's believed to be a cover story to explain Damian's sudden absence due to ''TheGleeProject''.''Series/TheGleeProject''. Though Paul's resignation had been effective as of the end of the 2010 tour, he stepped in and did the publicity. When performing, either Emmet or Neil took on Damian's parts. This past July, the group booked two weeks of shows in Atlantic City. When Ryan Kelly was injured and unable to perform, Colm Keegan stepped in at the last minute to replace him. Sharon Browne's blogs indicate that Ryan is aiming to go on the 2012 Tour and have made no further mention of Colm's future with the group. Now averted as Colm is part of the Fall 2012 North American Tour.
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