Ellis Islandby The Irish Tenors
Ireland's favorite vocal trio return with a salute to the immigrants who made the passage from the Emerald Isle to the shores of a new world -- America. Finbar Wright, Ronan Tynan, and Anthony Kearns join their robust voices on a selection of songs that hallow the Irish immigrant experience, from "God Bless America," "Danny Boy," and "My Wild Irish Rose," to a selection of Gaelic favorites. Released in conjunction with the Tenors' public television special recorded live at Ellis Island, this latest studio album is sure to touch a chord with the millions who have made their concert appearances and albums an Irish music phenomenon.
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- Music Matters
- Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
- My Wild Irish Rose
- Love Thee Dearest
- Forty Shades of Green
- The Courtin' Medley: Courtin' in the Kitchen/The Stone Outside Dan ...
- The Green Fields of France
- The Irish Medley: Trasna Na Dtonnta /Óró 'sé Do ... [Over the Waves/Óró 'sé
- The Rose of Tralee
- The Old Bog Road
- How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
- The Croppy Boy
- A Nation Once Again
- Let There Be Peace
- Danny Boy
- God Bless America
Performance CreditsIrish Tenors Primary Artist
Finbar Wright Vocals,Group Member
Anthony Kearns Vocals,Group Member
Ronan Tynan Vocals,Group Member
Frank McNamara Conductor
Technical CreditsE.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Frank McNamara Arranger,Producer
Brendan Graham Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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I bought this CD after hearing the Irish Tenors in concert recently. The concert was wonderful and the CD is thoroughly enjoyable. My favorite songs are "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears" and, of course, "Danny Boy." As the granddaughter of an Irish immigrant I could envision my grandfather's journey to America while listening to "Isle of Hope". But both of these songs bring tears to my eyes! I am of the opinion that a male tenor is the most beautiful voice for song and these three men are the best I've heard. This is a great CD to listen to any time, but pop it in the CD player after a stressful day and relax! Or even let these heavenly voices lull you to sleep. It deserves 10 stars!
Anyone who is a fan of the Irish Tenors will love ''Ellis Island''. The sweet voice of Ronan Tynan combined with the more classical voices of Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright makes for great listening. Although I love all the songs on the album,the first track,''Isle of Hope,Isle of Tears'' is my favorite. I have seen them in concert twice and will be seeing them again this summer. You can play the album repeatedly and never tire of the beautiful music. I give it an A+!
As a Second Generation Irish American - I am very proud to have Irish Music presented is such a way. After listening to this CD I realize what my father tried to explain to me about the soul of Irish music. These three men have the voices of angles and I know no one can listen to Ronan sing "The Green Fields of France" without a tear in their eye.
An amazing album, the voices captivate the soul as you listen to the joy of irish folk music, great cd and I recommend it to anyone
Played the CD for the 1st time the other day, and listen to the entire show that night on PTV. Good combination. When I first heard the CD, the last number was GOD BLESS AMERICA. At the time I didn't realize that song was on a CD of Irish music, but it was certainly classic way for them to end the show.
This is an absolutely wonderful CD. Every song is filled with meaning..particulary Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears...their signature song. Don't miss this one!
These guys are a treasure