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“Celtic Thunder – Take Me Home (w.t.)”
Exclusive Broadcast Premiere Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. on WLIW21

The all-male vocal group’s second concert special features new songs and audience favorites filmed at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada on April 21, 2009.

Since the group’s U.S. debut in March 2008 with their eponymous public television concert special, Celtic Thunder has spent over 45 weeks at the top of the Billboard World Music Charts, knocking themselves from the number 1 spot with their second CD “Celtic Thunder – Act II,” and played in front of over 200,000 people on their North American Tours.

In Celtic Thunder – Take Me Home Damian McGinty–now, one foot-and-a-half taller and in deeper voice–sings new songs “Happy Birthday Sweet 16” and “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” like a young Neil Sedaka or Frankie Valli. Ryan Kelly’s dark destroyer character emerges during a his rendition of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” George Donaldson’s personality and sense of humor shines through in his energetic performance of The Proclaimers’ hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” and Paul Byrom’s singing on “You Raise Me Up” is not to be missed. Blonde surfer heart-throb Keith Harkin is set to steal more hearts singing “Castles in the Air,” during which he also plays guitar. The men band together for “Working Man” and “Take Me Home,” their voices even more powerful during these ensemble songs.

Celtic Thunder also sings an a cappella rendition of “Danny’s Boy” by popular demand after their hugely successful St. Patrick’s Day performances this year along Manhattan’s 5th Ave during the parade and later that evening at the White House for President Obama’s family and guests – the highlight of the whirlwind first year of their U.S. career. A presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG. 90 minutes.

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