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Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home

By popular demand, WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG presents the all–male vocal group’s second concert special, Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings). The new special features new songs and audience favorites, and showcases a more mature, dynamic group. Since their U.S. debut in March 2008 on public television, Celtic Thunder has spent over 45 weeks at the top of the Billboard World Music Charts and played in front of over 200,000 people on their North American tours. Their fans, known as “Thunderheads,” just can’t get enough. To sate fans’ desire until the next tour, producer Sharon Browne filmed Celtic Thunder’s April 21, 2009 performance at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada to create Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home.

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ct_paul4CUTLINE: In Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings), Paul Byrom reaches new vocal heights with “You Raise Me Up.”

PHOTO: 1.3M (9.46M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.4" X 6.8"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
CTgroupBCUTLINE: (left to right) Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, and Ryan Kelly perform at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 7.91M (53.9M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 16.4" X 12.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
CTgroupDCUTLINE: (left to right) Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, and Ryan Kelly perform at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 7.91M (53.9M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 16.4" X 12.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
damian2CUTLINE: Damian McGinty, Celtic Thunder’s youngest member — now in deeper voice and standing one foot-and-a-half taller — performs new songs “Happy Birthday Sweet 16” and “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” like a young Neil Sedaka or Frankie Valli in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 3.9M (23.4M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 11.7" X 7.8"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
george3CUTLINE: George Donaldson’s charisma and humor shines through during his energetic delivery of The Proclaimers’ hit “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 1.3M (9.24M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.3" X 6.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
keith4CUTLINE: Blonde surfer hunk Keith Harkin is set to steal more hearts in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home singing Don McLean’s “Castles in the Air,” during which he also plays guitar.

PHOTO: 1.24M (9.28M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.3" X 6.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
ryan3CUTLINE: Ryan Kelly’s dark destroyer persona emerges during his rendition of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 1.63M (9.4M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.4" X 6.8"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
CTgroupBCUTLINE: (left to right) Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, and Ryan Kelly perform at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 7.91M (53.9M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 16.4" X 12.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
CTgroupBCUTLINE: (left to right) Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, and Ryan Kelly perform at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 7.91M (53.9M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 16.4" X 12.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
keith4CUTLINE: Blonde surfer hunk Keith Harkin is set to steal more hearts in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home singing Don McLean’s “Castles in the Air,” during which he also plays guitar.

PHOTO: 1.24M (9.28M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.3" X 6.7"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography
ryan3CUTLINE: Ryan Kelly’s dark destroyer persona emerges during his rendition of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” in Celtic Thunder — Take Me Home, premiering nationwide on public television June 2009 (check local listings).

PHOTO: 1.63M (9.4M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.4" X 6.8"
CREDIT: Jack Hartin, Hartin Photography