CELTIC THUNDER SINGER EMMET CAHILL TO PERFORM IN WEST PALM BEACH ON JULY 31
Emmet Cahill, one of Ireland’s most exciting young tenors and a principal vocalist with the well-renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will present a concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Cahill’s appearance in West Palm Beach is part of a nationwide tour to promote his debut orchestral album, “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland” on the Sony Music label. The album went to #1 on the Amazon, iTunes and Billboard World Music charts.
“Emmet Cahill’s Ireland” is comprised of beloved Irish classics and folk tunes from the countryside, with Cahill accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Listeners will recognize “Danny Boy” and “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and will come to know and love some less-familiar ballads, such as “Oft in the Stilly Night” and “My Cavan Girl.”
The 26-year-old from Mullingar, County Westmeath is passionate about sharing songs from his homeland to a new generation of music lovers. “I am very proud to be Irish,” says Cahill. “I want people to feel a real connection to the songs, as well as the people and the stories that they represent. There has always been a special relationship between the Irish and American people and I want to further enrich that friendship.”
2016 was a banner year for Cahill, who not only toured as a solo artist, but also as a lead singer with Celtic Thunder. The group’s wildly successful “Legacy” show covered 72 cities across the United States and Canada last fall. Cahill capped off the year with sold-out “Christmas in Ireland” solo concerts in large churches along the East Coast, singing seasonal favorites and sharing holiday memories of his childhood in Ireland.
Cahill continues to challenge himself as a solo artist, always taking on new opportunities and testing the boundaries of his musical character. In March, he headlined two shows with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in Florida, and he will perform three concerts with Symphony of the Mountains in July. Cahill is also slated to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City in March 2018.
Growing up in a musical household, pursuing a career in music was a natural path for Cahill to take. From the tender age of four, his father began teaching him to play the piano. At age seven, Cahill began voice lessons, leading to a 5-year Schola Cantorum music scholarship in secondary school to study voice, piano, organ and violin. He then went on to receive formal classical training in opera at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) in Dublin.
While at the RIAM, Cahill was named “Most Promising Young Singer” and “Most Promising Young Tenor” by the John McCormack Society. He has also enjoyed success as a multiple prize winner in various classical music competitions across Ireland. In 2013, The Irish Music Association (IMA) named Cahill “Tenor of the Year” for his work on stage in the United States.
In addition to performing selections from his debut album, Cahill will also sing Broadway favorites, movie hits, folk classics and an occasional operatic aria that will showcase his classical vocal training received at the RIAM.
General admission tickets for Emmet Cahill’s concert are $30 and may be purchased online at http://www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/ or at the door. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets, which include a pre-concert meeting with Cahill plus the concert, are available for $45. Lakeside Presbyterian Church is located at 4601 S. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.