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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Lads Are Back -- Hooray!

    There are many reasons why Celtic Thunder sold thousands of CDs and DVDs within hours recently on QVC. No longer confined to the thin air of PBS audiences, now everyone of all demographics and musical tastes can enjoy this, the newest Celtic Thunder CD, "Take Me Home."
    If you were to chart this CD you would find two solos by each of the five lads, three ensemble numbers, and two lively instrumentals. Best of all there are five Phil Coulter songs and the great arrangements we Thunderheads have come to expect.
    Keith Harkin entertains with "Wichita Lineman," a well-done cover for the Campbell song, and his "Homes of Donegal" will have the lasses wanting to put "the kettle boilin' on the hearth" for this talented surfer/songwriter. His contributions on the ensemble numbers are a great match of melody and lyric.
    Ryan Kelly, "The Dark Destroyer" in the tour, brings his own solid vocal talents to "Every Breath You Take," and believably channels the dangerous gypsy in "Midnight Well."
    Damien McGinty, now growing in confidence with his new deeper voice, more than holds his own with the two Sedaka-Greenfield songs, "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do." This should transport ladies of all ages back to their teen years and the first boyfriend.
    George "Mr. Likable" Donaldson, the amiable Scot, is a perfect fit on "Working Man," and in "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" you can almost "hear" him smiling. An extra treat is a hint of his charming Glaswegian inflections.
    Paul Byron, he of the soaring tenor voice, is the frosting-on-the-cake in the ensemble numbers. In his solo turns on "Because We Believe" and "You Raise Me Up" he demonstrates how to caress a lyric while impressing with his incredible range. (When is he going to get his own CD of love songs? It can't be too soon.)
    The two instrumentals are lively and energizing in their delicious complexity. A pat on the back to all concerned.
    The three ensemble numbers are too special not to mention: "Steal Away" is so impressive with the beautiful harmonies; "Green Fields of France" works like a stained glass window of sound, each soloist contributing to the overall impact; and the perfect conclusion, "Take Me Home," probably illustrates how Celtic Thunder felt at the end of their long, but widely-successful U.S. and Canadian tours. (Now let me check the calendar for how many weeks until their next concert . . .)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Celtic Thunder's Take Me Home

    I had reserved a copy of of Celtic Thunder's latest CD release, Take Me Home, and I picked both up this afternoon. This CD is another example of why I love Celtic Thunder as much as I do: I can't think of another group of talented vocalists and instrumentalists that can pull of such a wide range of musical styles successfully.
    Keith Harkin especially sounds stronger and more confident than ever, as heard in the first track, The Homes of Donegal. George Donaldson gets to have a little more fun this time around with his own version of I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), and I personally love hearing this side of his musical personality! Damian McGinty's deeper voice is quite the change but no less delightful than his previous sound. Ryan Kelly's Dark Destroyer persona strikes again in another Phil Coulter original, Midnight Well, and Paul Byrom's powerful tenor voice in You Raise Me Up leaves many of us asking, "Josh Who?"
    This CD has the same wide variety that I enjoy so much about this groups style, and I must say the musical choices for this album take the emotional levels up a notch. From fun instrumental pieces, peppy pop numbers and rock hits from past decades, heart tugging traditionals reborn, classics revisted, and impressive original Coulter numbers, Celtic Thunder certainly has something for everyone!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Take Me Home

    This DVD and CD is absolutly amazing! I went to see them in concert, nothing will ever describe the experience I had there. All 5 of these guys have astonishing talent that most cannot compare to.
    I throughly enjoy listening to my CD and get such a trill watching my DVD.

    Everybody will enjoy Celtic Thunders work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing

    These men are absolutely amazing performers! You can tell they love what they do and they are good at it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Almost as good as their live performance

    We saw this group for the first time last year. They are fabulous and the CD makes you see the concert again in your mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Take Me Home" by Celtic Thunder

    Music for everyones enjoyment.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great CD if you like Celtic music

    I have the first CD by these guys and they are wonderful. I didn't know another had come out until I walked into B&N and saw the poster. I went back to the music dept. and grabbed it up. They could have passed up "Wichita Lineman" and added something else instead, it's never been a favorite of mine and no idea why it's included by Celtic singers. Damien's voice is changing but he's still as talented as the rest.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Haven't taken this cd out of our player since we got it.

    Celtic Thunder is a unique group of singers,each talented in their own genre. The music is great,but listen to the lyrics. They tell awesome stories. We have 3 different CD's of this group,and love all of them.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    New library additon

    Looking forward to this group's next album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great music

    I thoroughly enjoy their music

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