Celtic Thunder

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Building on the chart-topping success of the Irish phenomenon Celtic Woman comes the all-male Celtic Thunder, comprising five vocalists ranging in age from 14 to 40. The group's self-titled debut offers live performances of traditional songs "Mountains of Mourne," "Come by the Hills", international hits "Brothers in Arms," "Desperado", and original numbers by Irish tunesmith Phil Coulter. Don't miss the DVD!
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Editorial Reviews

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Building on the chart-topping success of the Irish phenomenon Celtic Woman comes the all-male Celtic Thunder, comprising five vocalists ranging in age from 14 to 40. The group's self-titled debut offers live performances of traditional songs "Mountains of Mourne," "Come by the Hills", international hits "Brothers in Arms," "Desperado", and original numbers by Irish tunesmith Phil Coulter. Don't miss the DVD!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • Label: Celtic Thunder Ltd
  • UPC: 602517665620
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 416

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartland (4:02)
  2. 2 The Mountains of Mourne (3:19)
  3. 3 The Voyage (3:24)
  4. 4 Come by the Hills (3:36)
  5. 5 Remember Me (3:42)
  6. 6 Desperado (3:36)
  7. 7 Steal Away (3:12)
  8. 8 The Island (3:55)
  9. 9 The Old Man (3:44)
  10. 10 Brothers in Arms (3:32)
  11. 11 Cal/Local Hero (3:04)
  12. 12 Lauren & I (3:22)
  13. 13 She (2:58)
  14. 14 Ireland's Call (3:26)
  15. 15 Puppy Love (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celtic Thunder Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist
Phil Coulter Musical Direction
Liam Bradley Drums
Dave Cooke Keyboards
Nicky Scott Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Ivan Gilliland Guitar, Mandolin
Brendan Monaghan Pipe, Human Whistle, Bodhran
Alan Barr Drums, Pipe
Paul Byrom Group Member
George Donaldson Group Member
Damian McGinty Group Member
Keith Harkin Group Member
Ryan John Kelly Group Member
Technical Credits
Phil Coulter Arranger, Composer, Producer
Denis Blackham Mastering
Enda Walsh Studio Supervisor
Dave Gold Arranger
Michael Keeney Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Sharon Browne Producer, Executive Producer, Creation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    Perfection at its highest

    my friend introduced me to them and ever since i heard them i have been in love!!!!! they are amazing and their voices cannot be explained in words!!! i cry each time i hear come by the hills heartland:D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celtic Thunder = Absolutely Amazing

    Celtic Thunder is so amazing. I fell in love with all the songs the first time I heard them. Especially "Puppy Love", sung by Damian McGinty- a 15 year old young man with a powerful voice. As soon as I heard it he caught my heart. -sigh- If you haven't heard it you're missing out on something big.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Celtic Thunder

    I am going to be honest there are some songs I just don't care for on the CD. However they aren't bad songs its just not my personal style. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to hear Irish voices sing. It is beautifully put together each singer bringing a unique sound that when put together is wonderful. Be warned though that the singer who sings puppy love on this CD, his voice drops in the following CD's and is completely different. Listen to the songs on YouTube or some other music website first. Other than that The Island, Heartland, The Old Man, mountains of mourn, and Ireland's Call are my favorites off the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great sound from these Celtic men.

    I love to hear the different solos, and the group songs, along with the powerful music, whick makes this such a strong album. I own several CDs from this group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an exceptional recording. I would recomment it to all.

    I have given this to several friends and family as gifts. I have both of their CDs and will get their next as soon as it ocmes out.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Celtic Thunder defines Celtic

    The music of the five members of Celtic Thunder is excellent. The music was recorded before their 50+ city tour of the United States in 2008. By the end of the tour they were even more comfortable with the music. When the music was recorded the singers ranged in age from 14 (Damian) to over 40 (George). When the tour ended they were about two years older and Damian's voice had lowered. His voice is evident on the 2009 spring tour of Canada.

    Phil Coulter, the musical director, arranger, and composer of a lot of the music matched the music to the singers voices and ages.

    I'm looking forward to a release of 2009 show which features some different songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!

    After seeing Celtic Thunder on PBS, I couldn't wait to go out and buy the CD. The music is beautiful!! I listen to this CD almost daily, and am still touched by these 5 singers. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Celtic Perfection!

    Celtic Thunder is a wonderful collaboration of musical perfection! Great entertainment for the entire family. Thanks to Mr. Coulter &amp amp amp Ms. Browne for bringing such beautiful talent together and for PBS for introducing it to America!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!! Amazing!!

    I love celtric thunder! its really good! I highly reccomend it!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Group - takes your breath away

    Individually and collectively from the oldest to the youngest they are great. Could listen to them constantly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Talent and hot looks...WOW!

    Celtic Thunder is the most incredible CD I've ever heard. The five voices are so distinct on their own, yet they blend with such harmony. "Steal Away" took my breath away. Thanks to these talented gentlemen my Irish has improved! When I heard "Brothers In Arms" sung by Ryan Kelly I cried. It brought back so many memories of being in Belfast. I listen to the cd every day and I can see each performance as clear as a bell just by hearing the joy, heartache, melancholy and to echo what Ryan said the "evilness" in the songs. Each soloist has his own stage persona and this comes through so clearly in the words. I also have the dvd and it's getting thoroughly worn out! These guys are amazing YOUNG men.That includes you, too George! I am so glad they have shared their many vocal talents and charming,sweet personalities,and did I mention incredibly HOT looks and stage presence!? with the rest of the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely must have for All who love Irish music!

    These 5 guys- ranging in age from 15 to 40- are causing quite a rebirth in the interest of all things Irish- music and the guys! Sharon Browne and Phil Coulter have blended 5 unique voices without compromising their individuality. Heard first in the US via PBS- this CD is enough to whet your appetite and leaves you anticipating the second part of their concert CD- due out in Sept of this year. Treat yourself to a bit of Ireland "Ryan Kelly,Damian McGinty, Paul Byrom, and Keith Harkin" and a wee bit of the Scots "George Donaldson"- you will NOT reget it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    each man in this group sings songs that pertain to him and many men in that particular stage of life,such as,Damian,14,sings of "puppy love". George,39, sings of the loss of his father and his own love for his son.keith,20,sings of first love and young men and war and going out into the larger world. paul,28, is the romantic, singing of his worshipful desire for his woman.finally Ryan is the scoundrel,telling us how he can't help himself in his persuit of women.I am wearing this cd out and loving it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must-have addition to your music collection!

    The strength of the voices makes you want to listen over and over. Each member has has a strong mellow voice and the sound they make together is wonderful. I am impressed with this group and would like to hear more from them. I loved the title Remember me, wonder tenor voice of Paul and the sweet strong voice of Damian in the bonus track of Puppy Loe. Sigh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant

    Celtic Thunder is an all men's group, who have more talent than imaginable . Their voices are like velvet. I highly recommend this album to any lover of celtic sound and well trained voices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    thank heaven for pbs because i don't know where else i could have heard of this great group. it's not something you're likely to hear played on the radio but it is wonderful. the best i can describe it is, pure charm! i'm not sure what it is about the irish but when ever i hear them sing it's magical, and heart touching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE THE GROUP AND THE MUSIC

    Celtic Thunder is an all men's group, who have more talent than imaginable . Their voices are like velvet. I highly recommend this album to any lover of celtic sound and well trained voices. This CD in my opinion is the best CD you will ever buy....The voices.....the harmonies......the hotness of each guy(not counting George....sorry George!)...........gahhhhhhh.....This albun is definitely worth your money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    So rarely do we get to hear such talent- thank GOD for PBS. The diversity and talent of these 5 men is just so incredible. The arrangements are beautiful and can be enjoyed by anyone, old or young. It's been a really long time since I have wanted to run out and get a CD upon release.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great bootys and voices to boot!

    This cd is amazing and men are a treat to watch. If you can find the dvd buy that instead, you will love this show!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A True Must-Have

    Currently on the PBS channels in concert form, the gentlemen are real "hotties" and have a cute personality to match. The music will give you chills from the harmony and the words.

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