NEW CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE WEBSITE NOW LIVE!
Thanks to all our fans for your patience while we get the new website for the Celtic Thunder Cruise up and running. The new site is finally here! You are now able to book your cabin onboard the Celtic Thunder Cruise 2014 this November directly from the website! It’s going to be bigger and better than the last one! Check out the cabin selections, the entertainment schedule, details on our guest artists, the amazing ports of call, travel and hotel information and of course explore the amazing features Divina. Read more...
CELTIC THUNDER AUSTRALIA TOUR
Following their hugely successful US tour, Celtic Thunder will return to Australian shores in this coming May for an extensive 21 date national tour, visiting both capital city and regional markets across Australia, some of which they’ll be visiting for the first time. Their new and highly anticipated show, Mythology, vows to be even bigger and better than ever before.
For more information Australia tour tickets
For a sneak preview of the Mythology show click here
CELTIC THUNDER SYMPHONY TOUR 2014
Celtic Thunder will be touring the US in November 2014 with their first ever Symphony Tour, playing with local orchestras each market. It's new, exciting and something different for everyone to enjoy!
We will be bringing you some of your favorite Celtic Thunder classics and wonderful holiday standards to get you in the festive mood. Tour markets and dates will be announced shortly in time for Public Television Pledge drives in March 2014. Tickets, Meet and Greet passes (exclusive to Public Television) will be available for pledge through participating Public Television stations in March.
Full details of locations and venues will be posted on the Celtic Thunder website .
We hope that you will be able to attend the first ever Celtic Thunder 'Symphony Tour’ and what better way to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit..
VISIT TO NEPAL BY TIM MOWERS
Transformation is one incredible word that comes to mind, as I reflect on my journey with Celtic Thunder including Ryan Kelly and Colm Keegan visit to Nepal. By the time we all gathered and met our country host, Dr. Hugh Cross, in Kathmandu, we were six: Ryan, Colm, Mark, Angie, Cathy and I. Hugh are a specialist in leprosy care and technical consultant in Asia for the American Leprosy Missions. Our partnership together ensures the work is effectively managed in Nepal and other countries around the world.. Read more...
THE HISTORY OF SAINT VALENTINE
Legend says that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young, unattached males. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages in secret for young lovers. When Valentine's defiance was discovered, Claudius ordered him put to death. Another story suggests that Valentine may have been martyred for trying to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons. Read more...
CELTIC THUNDER - HOME
Celtic Thunder’s new DVD Celtic Thunder - Home is a wonderful collection of the show’s fan favorites and best-loved songs set to a background of spectacular scenery of Ireland. You will be transported to places of immense beauty such as The Cliffs of Moher, Carrick-a-Reed Rope Bridge, the wilds of Donegal or indeed Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. You will witness the majesty and splendor of the Irish countryside, while Celtic Thunder set the tempo with their recordings of much loved Irish standards “Danny Boy”, “Mountains of Mourne”, “Black is the Color” and many more.
Watch exquisite footage of the seven wonders of Ireland; the magnificent northern coastline of County Antrim that is home to Giant’s Causeway, sweeping vistas of the Mountains of Mourne but to name but a few, as it serves as a backdrop to Celtic Thunder’s harmonies and unique take on classic Irish folk songs. Check out the NEW weekly video 'Sneek Peek'! Read More...
THE LEGEND OF DIARMUID AND GRAINNE
One of the great Romantic legends of Ireland is that of Diarmuid & Grainne, similar to the Legends of King Arthur and the romance between his wife Guinevere and right hand man Sir Lancelot.
Although Fionn served as chieftain of the Fianna at the request of Cormac Mac Art, ruler of Tara, there came to be unrest between them because Cormac grew wary of the power of the Fianna thinking that they might one day oust him from his kingship.
This made Fionn very sad for he was extremely loyal and hated that there would be disharmony between himself and the King. He was getting on in years and feeling a bit lonely for his old age and felt it was time that he should take a new wife Read more...
IRISH TRAD BAND - THE CORRS
A photogenic family band comprising three sisters and one brother, the Corrs -- vocalist Andrea, drummer Caroline, violinist Sharon and guitarist/keyboard player Jim -- blend the music of their Irish background with contemporary pop/rock elements. The quartet formed in 1991 and enjoyed regional popularity in Ireland until 1994, when the American ambassador to the country invited the Corrs to perform at the 1994 World Cup in Boston. the Corrs subsequently expanded their popularity by appearing at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and earning a support slot on Celine Dion's 1996 tour...
DAVID MUNRO - CELTIC THUNDER MUSIC DIRECTOR
A graduate of Glasgow University, David started his musical life as a concert pianist then turned his attentions to theatre, notably ballet and opera. He has worked as musical director, répétiteurand composer for many ballet and contemporary dance companies including The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Singapore Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Company, Jiri Kylian (NDT), Random Dance and L.C.T.D.
He was on the music staff of Scottish Opera where he was musical director of a wide range of works from Rossini through Puccini to Janacek and has composed numerous works for the stage and orchestra that have been produced and broadcast throughout the world. A prolific composer, his commissions The Musical Story Book for B.B.C. Radio 4 were nominated for a Sony Award in the UK as have been his many works for Scottish Opera.
Amongst others, he has worked with Sinead O’Connor, Maire Breatnach (Clannad), Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, Brian Kennedy, Samantha Mumba & Hayley Westenra. Read more...
CELTIC THUNDER VIDEO - QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS WITH NEIL & GEORGE
We thought you would enjoy 'behind the scenes' video from the 2013 Tour as the excitement of the 2014 'Christmas Symphony' tour is fresh in the air.
The excitement continues to build with the Celtic Thunder Cruise website being re launched. We hope everyone is just as excited as we are as the date to set sail on the Beautiful MSC Divina draws near. Check out Celtic Thunder Principal Singer 'Keith Harkin' during one of the Solos Shows on the 2013 Celtic Thunder Cruise! Read more...
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
Without a doubt, the Garden of Remembrance is one of the most peaceful, quietly powerful gardens of Ireland. The garden is located at the northern end of Parnell Square at the end of O’Connell Street in North Central Dublin. Designed by Daithi Hanly, it was established in 1966 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. It is one of the gardens of Ireland that has been created by an Irish president. President Eamon de Valera officially founded the garden. The Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the Irish people who died during the struggle for Irish independence from the British Crown. It is meant to be a place of quiet tribute and reflection. Read more...