Thursday, July 30, 2009

Name the Christmas Album

I am trying to decide the name of the upcoming Christmas album so I thought I would throw it out there for your thoughts.

The album will contain an updated version of the Concern Worldwide Documentary and the following songs

Beyond the Star
Winter, Fire and Snow
Wexford Carol
Ave Maria
O Come , O Come Emanuel
In the Bleak Mid Winter
With Strings of Lights
Silent Night
Don Oiche Ud i mBeitheal
The Winter Maiden

One other surprise hidden track......

So here are some suggestions.

Winter, Fire and Snow

Beyond the Star

Celtic Christmas

Let's hear your thoughts. Try to be somewhat appropriate. No...really!

Christmas Tour

Date Change

Christmas Dates have been coming in fast and furious and so there is a slight change. The San Bernadino date originally scheduled for Dec 4 will now go ahead on Dec 5.

We added 2 more dates, hitting Colville, WA on Dec 19 and Spokane, WA on Dec 20. I always love heading up to Washington State. It is great to sing with the band on their home territory.

This year we are mixing up the sound somewhat so the show will be different. Great....but different.

We have some new dancers on board from the US cast of Celtic Legends.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

*So I thought I would give you a clue of the tracks on the upcoming Christmas album
I have been having a great time recording this week BIG TIME.

New Songs include

Ave Maria
Winter, Fire and Snow
In the Bleak Mid Winter
Beyond the Star
With Strings of Lights (a great Steve Skinner original)

We launch the album with a performance at the National Association of Celtic Buyers Association annual trade fair on September 20. The album will include a cd of great Christmas songs and an updated version of my documentary on Concern's work in Haiti.

plus many more

*See new dates added on front page of the website.
This week we added 2 more dates in the North West,

*I have been recording this week in New York and having the best time. I am so lucky to be paid to do this. I am blessed. I get to work with top songwriters on their compositions including an Oscar winner, who shall remain nameless.

* I want to send a shout out to hte people of Ponca City , OK who have responded in a huge way to the call for action on water issues in Haiti. I am inspired by your drive and warmth. I hope my concert down there will give a little back to you guys.

Till the next post.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Found a few old RIverdance pics through my friend Vinny Osborne so I thought I would post them.
10 years. Where did they go eh?

Monday, July 6, 2009


Hello from St Pete Beach, FL after a few days in Orlando which was FUN. I am now at my friends beach house working on songs I am recording next week in NYC, I have to say that I LOVE MY LIFE. Working in the morning / swimming in the afternoon.
New Dates Announced
March 17, 2010 Largo Cultural Center, FL

See below info on new release and tour from Celtic Thunder


Hot on the heels of their hit North American tour that dazzled audiences from coast to coast, pop vocal sensation Celtic Thunder has announced that their new CD and DVD, Take Me Home, will be released on Decca Records on July 14. Recently recorded live at Toronto’s Casino Rama, the set features stunning versions of brand new songs for the delight of “Thunderheads” everywhere, who will be able to experience Take Me Home when the program debuts nationwide on public television beginning this month. Check local listings for broadcast dates and times.

Scheduled for broadcast on local public television affiliates in top markets across North America, Take Me Home includes Celtic Thunder’s signature takes on songs including “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, the Josh Groban classic “You Raise Me Up,” Top 5 hit “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers, and many more. As the group’s third album for the Decca/Universal label, Take Me Home follows previous albums Celtic Thunder and Act Two, both of which reached #1 on the Billboard World Music chart.

The new CD and DVD will prepare the group’s legions of fans for an extensive Celtic Thunder - Take Me Home Fall 2009 Tour beginning in the Tilles Center, NY on October 8th, the follow-up to Celtic Thunder’s highly successful 30-date spring trek which just finished May 7th in Vancouver, BC. In their review of Celtic Thunder’s concert at the legendary Beacon Theatre during that tour, The New York Times described the group as “a Fab Five peddling Celtic stylings…steadfast George, sensitive Keith, bruising Paul, caddish Ryan and angelic Damian.”

The group kicked off that same tour with a whirlwind St. Patrick’s Day that found them opening New York City’s famed parade with a stirring performance, televised on NBC, after which they were immediately rushed off on a train to the nation’s capital. Just hours later, they performed at the official White House St. Patrick’s Day Party for President Obama, Irish Taoiseach (or Prime Minister) Brian Cowen, and a host of dignitaries and other distinguished guests.

Celtic Thunder first entered mainstream consciousness with their smash public television debut special in 2008, released on DVD as Celtic Thunder: The Show. They subsequently toured 48 cities across North America last fall to earn the #20 spot on Pollstar’s top tours of 2008. For more information, including tour updates, log on to