Celtic Thun­der X cel­e­brates decade of Ir­ish mu­sic

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Celtic Thun­der de­buted in Dublin in sum­mer 2007, but it wasn’t un­til their first pub­lic tele­vi­sion spe­cial in 2008 that they launched a brand that would be­come a world­wide phe­nom­e­non.

To cel­e­brate a decade of Celtic Thun­der, the en­sem­ble is tour­ing with a new show, Celtic Thun­der X, which in­cludes a mix of tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary Ir­ish mu­sic. The shows are known for dra­matic ef­fects via lighting and chore­og­ra­phy as well as re­al­is­tic Ir­ish stage sets with au­then­tic Ir­ish in­stru­ments.

Celtic Thun­der X rolls into the Tivoli Theatre on Mon­day, Dec. 10, for a 7:30 p.m. show.

Singers D a mi a n McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Mi c h a e l O ’ D wye r , Em­met Cahill and Neil Byrne will be backed by the Celtic Thun­der Band to per­form solo and en­sem­ble num­bers. The pro­gram will in­clude “Sons of Light,” “Toora, Loora, Lay,” “The Wild Rover,” “Right All Right” and “Cas­tle on the Hill.”

Their sec­ond act will be filled with nos­tal­gic, fun songs such as “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 been hailed as Bill­board’s Top World Mu­sic Artist, Al­bum and Im­print of 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Celtic Thun­der has achieved sales of more than 2 mil­lion copies and their of­fi­cial YouTube chan­nel, “Thun­der Tube,” has seen over 78 mil­lion up­load views in 10 years.

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