MORRISTOWN — Irish vocal powerhouse Celtic Thunder returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $62.50 – $102.50. The tour celebrates the groups 10th anniversary as well as their most recent release, Celtic Thunder X.
Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) will perform ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light,” “Toora, Loora, Lay,” “The Wild Rover,” “Right all right,” and “Castle on the Hill” in addition to nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration,” “I’m a Believer,” “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again.” No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call,” the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
Celtic Thunder has sold over 2.5 million albums in the U.S., and toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times, and performing almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over 1 million tickets. Celtic Thunder has been hailed as BILLBOARD’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and again in 2016. The Celtic Thunder official http://www.youtube.com/TheThunderTube has received over 100 million views since 2008 and has more than 140,000 subscribers. The Celtic Thunder website http://www.celticthunder.com reached over 5.3 million users last year. Their Facebook http://www.facebook.com/celticthunder has nearly 500,000 followers and over 42,000 on Twitter https://twitter.com/CelticThunder. http://www.theceltictimes.com, Celtic Thunder’s monthly newzine has a readership of 1.2 million and 100,000 subscribers. Celtic Thunder has appeared on multiple national TV programs including The Today Show, CBS Early Show Saturday, Fox & Friends, QVC, and numerous regional shows in major cities.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.