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updated: 8/21/2012 4:43 PM

Celtic Thunder coming to Rosemont

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World-renowned Irish musical ensemble Celtic Thunder will embark on a 63-city tour of North America this fall, including an Oct. 21 appearance at the Akoo Theater in Rosemont.

The tour features ensemble and solo performances by Emmet Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, and George Donaldson and a diverse selection of Irish music and song from the VOYAGE TV special along with the most fan requested songs from previous shows.

Celtic Thunder was hailed as Billboard's Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2011, as in 2009. The group's official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube" has received more than 28 million views since its inception in 2008.

Celtic Thunder has performed for President Barack Obama at The White House's St. Patrick's Day celebration in 2009, opened New York City's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, and in six hit Public Television specials and numerous sold-out concerts all across America.

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