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VIDEO: CELTIC THUNDER: ORPHEUM CONCERT

Thanks to thebeezerguy, who was capable of getting in video the whole concert of Celtic Thunder at The Orpheum Theater!

Damian McGinty, Neil Byrne, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanion, Keith Harkin and  Colm Keegan were stupendous!

Enjoy!

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BENEFIT CONCERT: DAMIAN McGINTY

Adorable Damian McGinty will be performing in Nebraska on April 26.

It’ll be a benefit concert for the Wayne State College, Wayne, NE.

This is the first of some  few solo concerts that Damian is scheduling for this spring

Just CLICK the link to purchase your tickets 😀

SOURCE: http://wisnerpilgerevents.myonlinecamp.com/

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INTERVIEW: DAMIAN McGINTY

Damian has been interviewed by “Duluth News Tribune” this week.

There he talks about his beginnings as a  child singer, his career in “Celtic Thunder”,  his amazing participation in “The Glee Project” winning a role in “Glee” the remarkable tv series and  the awaited return to the Irish group as a guest artist. Not only that, he is talking about his debut as a song writer!

Take a look to the complete article:

He’s not just the guy from ‘Glee’

A young Irish singer — who made his debut on a popular TV musical dramedy in the role of a character who is believed by a cheerleader to be a leprechaun — will perform alongside a quintet of his country-mates next week at Symphony Hall.

Damian McGinty, who spent 17 episodes of “Glee” as the foreign exchange student Rory Flanagan, is the guest artist for the Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour, which plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Other singers include Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O’Hanlon and Neil Byrne.

The 45-city tour marks a return to roots for McGinty, who joined the group known for its PBS specials when he was 14 and stepped aside for a few years to work toward the “Glee” gig.

Revisiting Celtic Thunder as a singer with more life experience appealed to McGinty.

“(I thought) it would be interesting to see that through a different perspective,” he said in a phone interview from a tour stop in Canada earlier this week. “Originally, I was a kid. We’ve had a blast. We’ve been on the road for two months. The audience have been receiving the show very well.”

McGinty said he remembered his first brush with a microphone. The Derry native came upon a karaoke competition while on vacation with his family when he was about 5, he said.

He got up and performed “No Matter What,” a hit for Boyzone, a late 1990s Irish boy band.

“I sat down, and everyone was cheering loudly,” he said.

From then on, he kept singing at local gigs and competitions, whenever he got the chance.

“I wasn’t thinking, ‘I want to do this for a job,’” he said.

He was recruited to try out for Celtic Thunder at an open audition, he said. The rest happened quickly.

“I was there 4½ years,” he said. “We shot four or five specials and six albums. It took off fairly quickly. Everything with Celtic Thunder hit the sky at fast pace.”

Eventually, he got the itch to try something new. He auditioned to be a part of Oxygen’s “The Glee Project,” a reality show with a grand prize of a role in seven episodes of Season Three of the Fox series. He and Samuel Larsen shared the top prize.

After his seventh episode, McGinty said he was given a script to return the next week. He ended up seeing the role through the character’s graduation from William McKinley High School.

“It was good timing. I didn’t want to be known as ‘The Guy from ‘Glee’,’” he said. “I didn’t think that would be smart. I like to keep things fresh. That’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing.”

In addition to Celtic Thunder, McGinty is in the early stages of writing his first solo album. And as soon as this tour ends, he will spend some time in a studio in Los Angeles.

“We’ve written a few tracks,” he said. “So far, it’s Sam Smith-slash-Coldplay. It’s just really different. It’s young, it’s fresh, it’s got a cool vibe to it.”

He’s able to write while on the road, he said. And his fodder is the experiences of the past almost-decade.

“I’ve had an interesting life so far,” McGinty said. “I’m 22, and I’ve been traveling the world for eight years, working with so many people. We’ve been writing about a lot of things: Growing up, relationships and love.”

 

 

Source: Duluth News Tribune

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PHOTOS FROM THE VBO TOUR: CELTIC THUNDER

Do you need to look  for more pictures of the lads of Celtic Thunder ?

Well, here you are!

Celtic Thunder has released 20 pics!

They are all from the VBO Tour with adorable Damian McGinty, singing along with the lads and performing as soloist.

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VIDEO: CELTIC THUNDER SINGING ON PIKE’S MARKET PLACE

I’m so happy! Watching Damian McGinty, Colm Keegan, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Emmett O’Hanion and Keith Harkin singing together again is actually something that lots of fans were awaiting for a long time…!

But watching them singing out on the street in front of Pike’s Market Place in Seattle, Washington  is absolutely enjoyable!

Just take a look ! The talented Celtic Thunder in action!

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TRIPADVISOR’S GREAT REVIEW OF CELTIC THUNDER AT ORPHEUM THEATER

Hi, everyone! I found this amazing review into an unbelievable place to look….TRIPADVISOR!
“CELTIC THUNDER – GREAT SHOW!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015NEW

Have watched Celtic Thunder on PBS for a few years, but nothing could have prepared us for the group actually performing live on stage – they were great! The opening drums set the stage and it only gets better after that.

The instrumentals and backup performers all did their part and really help make the show what it is – it is awesome!

Get your tickets early and spend the money to sit up close and personal.
Go see it when you can!
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Enjoy!

Visited February 2015
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 Doesn’t it fabulous??!! 😀

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VIDEO: REHEARSAL FOR THE VERY BEST OF CELTIC THUNDER TOUR!

Awesome! Celtic Thunder has released a video!

There you can see all the lads rehearsing for the show, including the band.

Absolutely delightsome to watch Damian McGinty  on the stage preparing the show with all the lads of Celtic Thunder.

Damian looks so happy and comfortable with them that if we hadn’t known that it was 4 years ago his last tour with them. we had imagined that they were together all this time ….Wonderful!

Take a look!

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