Celtic Thunder Act Two CD (2008)

Artist: Celtic Thunder

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Awesome voices!

on 4/2/2009

I already knew that I would like this cd since I had heard the guys sing before. They did not let me down. They have awesome voices. I was very pleased and surprised that I received it so quickly. I am all around pleased. Read More

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 208904062
UPC 602517781900
UPC 14 00602517781900
Format CD
Release Date 9/16/2008
Author Celtic Thunder
Associated Artist/Work Celtic Thunder (United States)
Artist Influence Clannad
Artist Influence Loreena McKennitt
Artist Influence Planxty
Artist Influence The Chieftains
Artist Influence The Clancy Brothers
Artist Influence Tommy Makem
Artist Influence Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Artist Influence Van Morrison
Artist Contemporary Celtic Woman
Artist Contemporary Irish Tenors
Artist Contemporary Josh Groban
Artist Contemporary Michael Crawford (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Sarah Brightman
Artist Contemporary Sheila Noonan
Artist Contemporary The High Kings
Artist Contemporary The Irish Tradition
Artist Contemporary The Three Tenors
Technical Info
Engineer Michael Keeney; Michael Keeney
Producer Sharon Browne; Phil Coulter; Phil Coulter
CatalogID 001160602
Lable Name Decca
Released 09/16/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00602517781900
Album Notes and Credits
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.
Artist Overview
Irish five-man, multi-generational vocal group Celtic Thunder mixes traditional Irish folk roots with more contemporary sounds, in an accessible style that has made them something akin to the Three Tenors of Irish music, or the similar but gender-reversed Celtic Woman. A concert for PBS helped to bring the group and their elaborate stage show worldwide acceptance. Not to be confused with the 1980s group of the same name, Celtic Thunder, essentially a performance group, made its live debut in 2007, and released its first album the following year. A follow-up album and DVD in 2009 has become a best-seller, and has further increased their media exposure and fanbase.
Artist Bio
Celtic ThunderPaul 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.
Disc 1
1 Ride On
2 Bird Without Wings, A
3 My Boy
4 Raggle Taggle Gypsy
5 Love Thee Dearest
6 I Want To Know What Love is
7 Heartbreaker
8 Mull of Kintyre
9 Nights In White Satin
10 Young Love
11 Yesterday's Men
12 That's a Woman
13 Danny Boy
14 Caledonia
15 Heartland Extended Version
16 Castles In the Air
17 Christmas 1915
Product Attributes
Artist Celtic Thunder
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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