Coming Home- Ireland 2019
The Irish Tenors first hit television screens in North America in 1999 in their debut shows with PBS, and, in the words of the great Irish-American actor Martin Sheen: “once they’ve started, you can’t shut these guys up!” Thousands of concerts later they are still making music, laughing at each other, and poking fun at the world!
They had the honour of working with Martin Sheen on one of the most successful PBS shows ever: ‘The Irish Tenors Live from Ellis Island’. They were proud and privileged to be allowed perform in the very hall through which the ancestors of so many Americans and Canadians passed on their way to a new life, including Martin Sheen's very own beloved mother, Mary Ann Phelan from Tipperary. It ranks as one of our greatest nights of music and, hopefully, worthy of the rich cultural heritage of the country of Ireland and the exquisite musical treasury created by Irish people everywhere, throughout history.
Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1999, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including the “Ellis Island” recordings that sold a million CDs and DVDs.
Since they first joined voices in 1999, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe with new life. Moreover, they’ve proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as “My Heart Will Go On” (from Titanic), “Fairytale Of New York”(previously recorded by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl) and even Jimmy Kennedy’s “South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)”. These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside “Danny Boy,” “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Fields Of Athenry”. Among their best-selling albums, ‘Heritage’ ranks as one of the finest with classic recordings of many of the most beautiful Irish songs.
The Irish Tenors will come home to Ireland for the first time since 2004 to play a very special series of concerts in January 2019.Don’t miss The Irish Tenors with their 30 Piece Orchestra at the INEC, Killarney. Sun 13th Jan 2019.