CELTIC THUNDER CHRISTMAS CD
Participating Public Television Stations nationwide are currently airing Celtic Thunder - 'Celtic Thunder Christmas', and will be taking pledges for the Celtic Thunder 2014 North American Christmas Symphony Tour in the Spring, where the Celtic Thunder will be singing Christmas Songs live in various venues with a live Symphony Orchestra. Something new, exciting and different for everyone!
Check out a new video of 'Mary Did you Know?' and details of how you can order your copy of the CD!
CELTIC THUNDER 2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
2013 'MYTHOLOGY' TOUR - SEE IT LIVE!
Celtic Thunder is excited to embark on a 60 city tour of Canada and the United States, with a brand new show "Mythology", which tells the history of the Celtic People, their legends, culture and stories. Mythology recounts the heritage of modern-day Celts and the influences from their Celtic past which make them who they are today.
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Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037- seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center’s 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings annually that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages
CELTIC TIMES VIDEO
Q & A FROM THE GUYS
We have been listening to your feedback, and we wanted to offer something a little different for the Q & A this month. We have taken 7 quick fire questions and let Colm, Keith & Ryan have at them! We hope you enjoy and will have George, Neil and Emmet up next month.
Keep sending your feedback on your questions on the Celtic Thunder's Facebook!
CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE II
A NEW ADVENTURE
The Celtic Thunder's Inaugural Cruise is over, and hope everyone that joined us, had as much fun as we did! We are working away on another exciting adventure with Celtic Thunder Cruise II. We are taking all your feedback from the Inaugural Cruise, and working away at Celtic Thunder Cruise II with group shows, solo shows, guest entertainers, cabin packages and payment options. You can reserve your cabin today for exclusive benefits and updates.
CELTIC THUNDER STORE
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!
Start your Christmas Shopping early with the Celtic Thunder Online Store. Ordering online is easy and with quick worldwide shipping anywhere on the globe, will arrive at your home in plenty of time before Christmas so you can spend time with loved ones this Holliday Season.
Check out all the NEW items the Celtic Thunder Online Store has in stock and ready to ship, with new items being added weekly, with an excellent 'Black Friday' Deal for you, and a 'Coming Soon' piece that we are very excitied to announce! Be sure to register for the monthly merchandise giveaway while your visiting!
'COME HOME TO IRELAND' CONTEST
WE HAVE A WINNER...COULD IT BE YOU?
The 'Come Home to Ireland' contest has come to an end and one winner has been chosen from the thousands of entries submitted. A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone that participated in the contest and all of your support over the past year for The Celtic Times. Your suggestions, feedback and support has been a huge part of the continuing success of the times and we hope everyone enjoys reading the monthly updates on Celtic Thunder, Irish culture, historical Irish landmarks and other Irish talent and we hope you will continue to spread the word.
THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
WHO HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN?
Thanksgiving is an American and Canadian holiday. In the United States, it is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. In Canada, it is celebrated the second Monday in October and celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th century when the first thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place.
Thanksgiving would not have become a National Holiday, if it was not for the Author of this well known Nursery Rhyme, can you guess who it is?
IRISH COOKING CORNER
TASTEY IRISH RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING
While Thanksgiving is an American and Canadian holiday, you can still find some very tasty Authentic Irish Recipes for your Thanksgiving Meal this year. How does Classic Irish Roast Turkey with Irish Apricot & Chestnut Stuffing, topped with Perfect Irish Gravy sound for your Thanksgiving meal this year? If you still have room, we have an Irish Whiskey Pumpkin Pie to tease your taste buds!
Be sure to visit our entire recipe listings, all are Authentic Irish Cuisine and found in many restaurants in Ireland. Can you treat your family to many meals that are quick and easy, and will take your mind to the Emerald Isles as you taste each bite. Are you hungry yet?
IRISH SONGWRITER & PERFORMER
Davy Spillane was born in Dublin in 1959, where he completed his entire education in the Irish language, and while at school learnt the tin whistle and uilleann pipes. Although there is no tradition of playing Irish music in his family, Davy was constantly exposed to music and as a piper he was both influenced and inspired by masters of uilleann piping Seamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome and Johnny Doran. Davy also feels that his music was shaped by both the Keenan and Furey families and by his playing with musicians like Liam Weldon, Tommy Peoples and Johnny Keenan.
At the age of eighteen he appeared in a BFT film called The Traveller in which he played a lead role in a story about a travelling band of gypsies. Shortly afterwards he teamed up with Christy Moore, DonalLunny and others to form one of Ireland's most influential groups ‘Moving Hearts’.
Following the demise of ‘Moving Hearts’, Davy was much in demand as a session musician appearing on albums by Kate Bush, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Enya, Steve Winwood and Chris Rea. Such was the unmistakable power of Davy's playing, that even dance sensation ‘London Beat’ wanted his unique sound on their recordings.