Surpassing sales of one million units combined, the music phenomenon that is Celtic Thunder have been hailed as Billboard’s Top World Music Artist, along with Top World Music Imprint and Top World Album of 2011 for their album entitled Heritage. Celtic Thunder recently released a new CD and DVD concert special Voyage.
Voyage continues to pay homage to the music culture of Ireland, while exploring the musical journey each soloist has undertaken since the beginning of Celtic Thunder four years ago.
Since the airing of their first Public Television special in 2008, Celtic Thunder consistently remains one of the most popular musical acts for the network. In addition to their impressive sales stats of almost one million units combined, they have sold over 350,000 concert tickets. Their official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over 15 million upload views since its inception in 2008. Celtic Thunder had the distinct honor of performing for President Obama at The White House’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 2009, and they also opened New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Avenue two consecutive years in a row (2008 & 2009). They have also performed on the Today Show, CBS Early Show’s Saturday Second Cup Café, and numerous regional shows in major cities across America. Of their live performances, The Virginian-Pilot noted, “no matter what they tackle they do it with ‘beaucoup’ energy” and The New York Times described the group as “a Fab Five peddling Celtic stylings.”