Celtic Thunder Act Two (2008)
|Artist: Celtic Thunder|
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Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Celtic Thunder (Ireland): Brendan Monaghan (whistling, whistle, pipe, bodhran); Ivan Gilliland (guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Dave Cooke (keyboards); Nicky Scott (double bass, bass guitar); Liam Bradley (drums); Andrew Lavery (percussion).|
|Personnel: Andrew Carlisle, Philip Bell, Gavin Noade, Glenn Cupples, Charles Noin, Alan Barr (pipes, drums); Neil Byrne, Nigel Wheatley (background vocals); Dave Gold, Michael Keeney, Phil Coulter.|
|Recording information: Amberville Studios, County Antrim; Windmill Lane Recording Studio, Dublin, Ireland.|
|Arrangers: Dave Gold; Michael Keeney; Phil Coulter.|
|Ireland's pop-vocal quintet Celtic Thunder became a sensation in the U.S. through a much-viewed PBS concert special. Their second album, ACT TWO, broadens their appeal even further. Singing in various combinations of solos and ensembles, the five vocalists tackle both Celtic ("Raggle Taggle Gypsy," "Danny Boy") and non-Celtic ("Knights in White Satin," "I Wanna Know What Love Is") material in an impassioned style that melds their Irish roots with eclectic pop sensibilities, positioning them as something like the Emerald Isle's answer to the Three Tenors.|
Producer: Sharon Browne; Phil Coulter; Phil Coulter
Engineer: Michael Keeney; Michael Keeney
Clannad | Loreena McKennitt | Planxty | The Chieftains | The Clancy Brothers | Tommy Makem | Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Van Morrison
Associated Artists and Works
|It's Entertainment! ~ Celtic Thunder (United States)|
|Release Date : 09/16/2008|
|Original Release Date : 2008|
|Catalog ID : 001160602|
|Label : Decca|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Live|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602517781900|
Paul Byrom -- Born 1979 and raised in Dublin, Ireland, the tenor has been singing professionally since his teens, recording as a boy soprano at the age of 14. Byrom released his first solo album Velvet, a collection of songs from the American Matinee era in 2005, and has performed all over the world.
George Donaldson -- A well-established singer in the vibrant Glasgow and West of Scotland folk scene, the Scotsman has performed in folk sessions for BBC Scotland, Glasgow's own Celtic Connections, the Glasgow West End Festival and at the famed Glasgow Barrowlands. A self-taught musician, Donaldson plays guitar, flute, mandolin, bodhran and banjo, and has played alongside folk artists including Jim McCann and the Dubliners, across Europe, America and Canada.
Keith Harkin -- The singer/songwriter/guitarist from Derry, Northern Ireland has been singing since he was 4 years old. Harkin played the lead in BBC's Dha Theanga (2006) and also composed and recorded songs for the show, and has supported John Martyn and David Kitt in concert. Harkin is has his own album in the works and plays frequently in London.
Ryan Kelly -- Hailing from the Moy village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Kelly began singing at the age of seven in choirs. Actively involved in amateur dramatics, he played the lead in a production of Blood Brothers and Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar. Kelly performed alongside Simply Red in the BBC televised Children in Need charity concert at the Odyssey in Belfast, and finished second in the BBC television Country Cool competition in 2003.
Damian McGinty -- The youngest member of the group at age 14, McGinty lives and attends grammar school in Derry, Northern Ireland. Winning his first singing competition at the age of six, McGinty recently recorded a gospel CD, and performs in the City of Derry Choir, his local church choir, and the drama society. He has recorded a 14-track charity CD and performed at concerts for the Red Cross.