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Biography

A show rather than a group, Celtic Thunder was conceived by Sharon Browne and written and arranged by Phil Coulter and designed as a contemporary exploration of Celtic music, which means it falls to the pop-dance side of the spectrum more than it does to the traditional side. The show was staged, recorded, and filmed in Dublin in August of 2007 and featured five male vocalists, Damian McGinty (only 14 years old when the show was recorded), Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, Ryan Kelly, and George Donaldson, rotating leads through a set of traditional and contemporary songs, several of them written by Coulter. A CD and DVD of the event appeared from Decca in 2008. The quintet's 2009 sophomore effort, Take Me Home, was stocked with traditional Irish and Scottish ballads peppered with a handful of pop/rock covers, while 2010's It's Entertainment relied exclusively on commercial pop hits. Celtic Thunder returned to their roots for 2011's Heritage, a meld of new and traditional material. Paul Byrom left before the album was complete, having recorded numerous tracks for the set before leaving; he was replaced by Emmet Cahill, although both men appear on the recording. Storm, a full theatrical production, arrived that same year, followed by Voyage and Voyage II in 2012 and the group's tenth album, Mythology, in 2013. Celtic Thunder vocalist George Donaldson died of a heart attack at his home in Glasgow, Scotland in March of 2014. February 2016 saw the release of Legacy, Vol. 1, which featured Colm Keegan, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Emmett O'Hanlon, and Neil Byrne reuniting with guest artist -- and Glee! star -- Damian McGinty for a live show celebrating the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world. Legacy, Vol. 2, which featured the same lineup and focused on hits and fan favorites, arrived in August of that year. In early 2017, Celtic Thunder presented Emmet Cahill's Ireland, a collection of Irish standards sung by Cahill. Months later, the group released Inspirational, which featured renditions of popular Christian songs from the likes of Elvis Presley, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, and Alison Krauss. ~ Steve Leggett
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  2.   Take Me Home
  3.   Every Breath You Take
  4.   Working Man
  5.   Steal Away
  6.   Because We Believe
  7.   Midnight Well
  8.   The Homes of Donegal
  9.   When You Wish Upon a Star
  10.   Heartland
  11.   Maid of Culmore
  12.   The Galway Girl
  13.   Toora Loora Lay
  14.   How Great Thou Art
  15.   Feels Like Home
  16.   Home From The Sea
  17.   A Place in the Choir
  18.   I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  19.   Castles in the Air
  20.   The Mountains of Mourne
  21.   Rise Again
  22.   The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Ryan Kelly
  23.   When I Was Your Man by Neil Byrne
  24.   Castle on the Hill
  25.   Seven Drunken Nights
  26.   This Is the Moment
  27.   Past the Point of Rescue
  28.   Scorn Not His Simplicity
  29.   Just a Song at Twilight
  30.   Gold & Silver Days
  31.   Black Is the Color
  32.   Ireland's Call
  33.   (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
  34.   She's Always a Woman
  35.   Amazing Grace
  36.   Girls, Girls, Girls
  37.   Caledonia
  38.   The Dutchman
  39.   Wichita Lineman
  40.   Shadows Dancing by Charley Bird
  41.   The Green Fields of France
  42.   Carol of the Bells
  43.   Come by the Hills
  44.   L-O-V-E by Damian McGinty
  45.   Seasons in the Sun
  46.   A Thousand Years by Michael O'Dwyer
  47.   Celebration
  48.   The Streets Of London by Neil Byrne
  49.   Phil the Fluter's Ball by Emmet Cahill
  50.   The Preacher & the Stranger featuring Neil Byrne
  51.   May The Road Rise To Meet You
  52.   From the Ground Up
  53.   The Parting Glass
  54.   When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  55.   Streets of New York
  56.   Song for Mira
  57.   Buchaille Ón Éirne
  58.   Galileo (Someone Like You) by Neil Byrne
  59.   The Thunder Rolls by Ryan Kelly
  60.   Always There by Emmet Cahill
  61.   Atmos, Druids, Deus Meus
  62.   I Want Know What Love Is
  63.   The Sound of Silence
  64.   Turning Away
  65.   She Moved Through the Fair
  66.   Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  67.   Now We Are Free
  68.   The Isle of Innisfree
  69.   To Where You Are
  70.   Falling Slowly
  71.   All Out of Love
  72.   Friends in Low Places
  73.   Moondance
  74.   All Day Long
  75.   When You Are 18 by Damian McGinty
  76.   This Was My Life
  77.   The Highwayman by Deirdre Shannon
  78.   Stand and Deliver by Keith Harkin
  79.   Look at Me
  80.   Life in the Old Dog Yet by George Donaldson
  81.   Harry's Game by Deirdre Shannon
  82.   Whiskey in the Jar
  83.   Red Rose Café
  84.   Buachaill on Eirne
  85.   Hello Again
  86.   Hallelujah
  87.   You Raise Me Up
  88.   Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
  89.   She
  90.   Remember Me
  91.   Lauren & I
  92.   Brothers in Arms
  93.   The Island
  94.   The Voyage
  95.   Heartbreaker
  96.   The Old Man
  97.   LIfe With You
  98.   Danny Boy 2017
  99.   Tears of Hercules
  100.   Surfer Medley
  101.   Tender Is the Night
  102.   Cat's in the Cradle
  103.   In the Garden by Emmet Cahill
  104.   My Irish Molly O by Emmet Cahill
  105.   Bye Bye Baby by Damian McGinty
  106.   That's a Woman
  107.   Raggle Taggle Gypsy
  108.   Without You by Michael O'Dwyer
  109.   On The Street Where You Live by Emmet Cahill
  110.   I'm a Believer
  111.   Lannigans Ball
  112.   The Wild Rover
  113.   I Useta Lover by Ryan Kelly
  114.   The Crow on the Cradle by Emmet Cahill
  115.   Only Time by Michael O'Dwyer
  116.   Sons of Light
  117.   You'll Never Walk Alone
  118.   Crying in the Chapel by Damian McGinty
  119.   Be Still, My Soul
  120.   Unanswered Prayers by Ryan Kelly
  121.   Down to the River to Pray
  122.   The West's Awake
  123.   Oft in the Stilly Night
  124.   Macushla
  125.   My Cavan Girl
  126.   An Irish Lullaby
  127.   I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  128.   Black Velvet Band
  129.   Christmas Medley: Sleigh Ride/Here Comes Santa Claus/The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town\I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  130.   Clancy Brothers Medley: I'll Tell Me Ma/Courtin' in the Kitchen/The Irish Rover, I'll Tell Me Ma/Courtin' in the Kitchen/The Irish Rover
  131.   Mo Ghile Mear
  132.   The Star of Country Down
  133.   Fairytale of New York
  134.   O Come All Ye Faithful
  135.   Oh Holy Night
  136.   The Christmas Song
  137.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  138.   Comfort Ye
  139.   Away in a Manger
  140.   Gabriel's Message
  141.   In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  142.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  143.   Hunter's Moon
  144.   The Rocky Road to Dublin
  145.   Voices
  146.   Dream-Teller/Fantasy
  147.   Song for the Mira
  148.   Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
  149.   Outside Looking In
  150.   Not the One by Paul Byrom
  151.   Hail the Hero
  152.   Noreen
  153.   My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose
  154.   Kindred Spirits
  155.   (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
  156.   Ride On
  157.   Love Thee Dearest
  158.   Nights in White Satin
  159.   A Bird Without Wings
  160.   Mull of Kintyre
  161.   Puppy Love
  162.   My Boy
  163.   Young Love
  164.   Cal/Local Hero
  165.   Yesterday's Men
  166.   Danny Boy
  167.   Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  168.   Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  169.   Hard to Say I'm Sorry
  170.   Home
  171.   Standing on the Corner
  172.   You Light Up My Life by Michael O'Dwyer
  173.   Wild Mountain Thyme
  174.   If I Can Dream
  175.   Mary Did You Know?
  176.   Sway
  177.   Sweet Sixteen
  178.   Much Too Young by Ryan Kelly
  179.   Lagan Love
  180.   Christmas Medley
  181.   New Day Dawning
  182.   Dulaman
  183.   Right, All Right
  184.   Gaudete
  185.   My Land
  186.   The Voice by Michael O'Dwyer
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