Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's On the Horizon - Celtic Thunder Rolls In to Providence!

Two members of Celtic Thunder - Ryan Kelly and George Donaldson - will be in WSBE Rhode Island PBS studios on Thursday, September 9 to co-host the 8 PM broadcast of their show, It’s Entertainment!
All five soloists in Celtic Thunder will perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA) on Tuesday, December 7. Through an agreement with promoters, Rhode Island PBS has premium tickets available to the show. More information about the performance and tickets to the live concert in Providence will be presented during breaks in the televised concert.

Since 2007, Celtic Thunder has been delighting audiences with an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music and contemporary pop ballads. As the members of Celtic Thunder will tell you, Celtic Thunder is not a "boy band" - it is made up five soloists, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, and Damian McGinty, each with different backgrounds and different styles of music.

In the performers' latest special, It’s Entertainment!, the singers pay tribute to those who paved the way for them, by evoking the era of big bands as they perform some of the greatest songs of the last 30 years. Working in the tradition of a true variety show, the performers cover a mix of styles, songs, and singers, saluting some of their musical heroes, including: Fred Astaire, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Chicago, U2, Michael Buble, and The Beach Boys. Combining solos with small group and ensemble numbers - all songs performed with the men's signature style and high energy - Celtic Thunder provides something for everyone in this feel-good show.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS airs the show on Thursday, September 9 at 8 PM, with a re-broadcast on Sunday, September 12 at 8 PM.

Here's a preview, courtesy of PBS.