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Celtic Thunder celebrates ‘Legacy’ of Irish song at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 30

Celtic Thunder celebrates ‘Legacy’ of Irish song at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 30
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From a press release:

International megastars Celtic Thunder are storming onto the F.M. Kirby Center’s stage in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. with “Legacy,” a brand new show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world.

Tickets, which range from $49.50-$65, plus fees, go on sale on Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Members pre-sale will begin on Thursday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Members buy first, so join today at 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

“Legacy” is a live show featuring a mix of lively, fast-paced, and upbeat songs like “A Place in the Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” that represent the fun-loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads like “Danny Boy,” “Noreen,” and “Buachaille on Eirne” that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Continuing their tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show is a depiction of both their musical footprint over the past eight years as well as their amazing heritage of Irish and Celtic music.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems like “Ireland’s Call” and “Caledonia,” heartwarming ballads like “Song for the Mira” and “Take Me Home,” and lively crowd favorites such as “Seven Drunken Nights” all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist.

Formed in Dublin in 2007, Celtic Thunder is a multi-dimensional musical and theatrical ensemble celebrated around the world for emotionally powerful performances and a state-of-the-art production. Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder the “Top World Album Artist” in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2015, while the group has had LPs placed in the World Album Top 10 every year since 2008.

Produced by Sharon Browne, Celtic Thunder features five male vocalists backed by the amazing eight-piece Celtic Thunder band, ensuring that Celtic Thunder “Legacy” has something special something to offer to everyone.