I was too lazy to reach for the remote control to change channels, but I figured that since I was watching the PBS channel something good might come on the screen. For once I’m proud that I was lazy! If I had followed my instincts to switch to a re-run of Law & Order, I’d have missed the thunder.
I like Celtic music well enough (being a lass of good Scots-Irish descent), so when Celtic Thunder rolled on the screen I listened while I stitched on a medicine bag for the Good Medicine project. Within minutes, I threw down my needlework! I was enthralled by the group that came on the screen.
Yes, they are a fine looking lot (I’m old, but I’m not dead). From left to right, these young men are: Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, George Donaldson, and Ryan Kelly. All of them have voices as magnificent as their looks! According to their website:
“Celtic Thunder performs powerful ballads, popular hits, and heartwarming songs of love and loss from across the Celtic music spectrumâ€”Irish, Scottish, traditional and contemporary.”
The group has been around since August 2007, but I had never heard of them. They aren’t a group I’m going to forget anytime soon. One PBS special, and I’m a fan. In fact, before the program was over my Sweet Spousal Unit had tickets for us to attend the Celtic Thunder concert when they come to Texas! What a good husband!
Take a gander at that little boy on the left, Damien McGinty. He is the one to watch. The kid is only fourteen years old, still in “grammar school”(in Derry, Northern Ireland), and has braces on his teeth. His body hasn’t yet had a growth spurt, but his voice is as big as Dallas! Listen to the YouTube video…yes, stop a minute and listen…I promise you won’t regret it. He’s singing Paul Anka’s “Puppy Love,” and he puts Paul Anka to shame!
Aren’t you jealous that I get to see them in concert?