Jville apparently has an unquenchable flavor for all things Celtic. Shows pack out early and the crowds are seriously enthusiastic for the drama, mischief, and passion of Celtic music and performances. One of the planets most well known performance troupes is coming to town on the 10th and its a seriously must see ticket. More after the jump!
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group composed of soloists who perform both solo and ensemble numbers. The band is known for its specials on PBS.
Known for its eclectic style with songs ranging from a soloist to an ensemble focus. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.
Since the original band's formation in 2007, they have released nine albums: Celtic Thunder, Act Two, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, Voyage, and Voyage II, as well as eight live performances on DVD entitled Celtic Thunder: The Show, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment!, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, Voyage and Voyage II
Mythology tells the story of Celtic Thunder’s ancestors in Ireland, their legends, their history and their stories. It’s the lifeblood of modern day Ireland and its influences from their Celtic past that are still reflected in its people today. Like the Celts, Mythology is bold, challenging, strong, proud and steeped in history. On the set of Mythology, the old and the new combine, modern catalyst images are projected onto ancient standing stones, a giant Celtic cross takes center stage, and the tempo of the music is strongly echoed in the theatrical and moody lighting. All six Celtic Thunder principals are featured prominently, from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensembles and great original tracks that were written especially for Mythology, such as the show opening number "Voices” and the finale "My Land."
Tickets for Celtic Thunder start at $47.00. Buy online at www.artistseriesjax.org or call the Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929.