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Win Tickets To Celtic Thunder Concert!

by Shelly Tucker on October 8, 2008©


Yes, YOU can.

Four lucky winners (count them: one, two, three, FOUR) will receive a pair of tickets to hear Celtic Thunder live at a concert of their own choice (well, any concert of choice from October 23rd through December 2008)! The tour dates are listed here. These tickets are offered courtesy of AEG Live.

I’m giving you a gazillion chances to win this contest, and all you have to do is make a comment (for one chance to win) …and then help me make some noise about Celtic Thunder (to earn even more chances).

It wasn’t long ago that I described the group Celtic Thunder. I “discovered” them while I was watching the PBS station. It’s a group of five young men who sing amazing songs; both popular songs and ballads “from across the Celtic music spectrum—Irish, Scottish, traditional and contemporary.” I put a YouTube video on that post of the youngest member of the group (Damien McGinty) singing Paul Anka’s “Puppy Love.” It will knock your socks off, if you haven’t seen it.

I was so taken with them that I whined about it, and my sweet husband got on-line and bought tickets for their November 21st concert in Grand Prairie, TX. We paid $140 for the two tickets.

YOU can win tickets for free to a concert near you!

Here is what you need to know:

  1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post for 1 entry to win. That is so you non-bloggers can get a shot at this, too. DON’T go making 100 comments, because only ONE counts.
  2. For 3 CHANCES TO WIN, write a blog post between now and High Noon, Texas time on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH. That post MUST INCLUDE these three things: a link to this contest, at least a paragraph about Celtic Thunder (you can find more information about them here), AND a link to this location for tour dates and ticket information. That would be:
    http://aeglive.com/tourdates.php?id=10246&detail_type=tour
  3. Add an image of Celtic Thunder or a YouTube video of one of their songs to the post to create interest with your readers for 2 MORE CHANCES TO WIN.
  4. Yes, if you choose to post more than once, I’ll give you THREE TO FIVE MORE CHANCES TO WIN.
  5. For an “Early Bird Special,” post by Saturday, October 11th for TWO EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN. If you didn’t do that one, it’s too late.
  6. If you have a Twitter account, tweet this contest page (one tweet per day) for ONE CHANCE PER TWEET. You need to follow me on Twitter, and send me an @reply or direct message on Twitter, so I know you did it.
  7. If you are a member of another social network where you can promote the contest, click that contact button at the top of this page and tell me. If I can verify the link, I’ll give you ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN.
  8. It is a random drawing (and I promise Scout’s honor that I won’t be “playing favorites”). You can only win ONE pair of tickets.
  9. I’ll give the names of the four winners to the representative of AEG Live shortly after High Noon, Texas time on Thursday, October 16th. Then, I’ll post the names of the winners. The AEG representative has told me that your tickets will be at the “will call” desk, and they need one week to arrange it. The concert you choose must be October 23rd or later.

I found this YouTube video of Ryan Kelly from the group performing “Brothers In Arms,” a song by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. It has the lyrics written on it in both Spanish and English. This is for you to enjoy over there in Spain, Lola. I hope, mi hermana, that this translates better than Babelfish does!

Does it seem hot in here to y’all, or is it just me?

I am tickled pink to get the opportunity to give four of y’all a pair of tickets. I hope that you will help me spread the word. If the group has already visited your city, or if they aren’t going to be near you, I hope you’ll tell your readers about the contest anyway. I’m sure they would thank you for it.

Now, go forth and help me make some noise about Celtic Thunder. Best of luck to all of you. The list of entries starts here:

  • Karina is in with a comment and promise of more for ONE entry. Karina posted the link to the contest in a Twitter tweet, so she has ONE more entry! Now TWO
  • Sherry, at Yellow Rose’s Garden is in with a comment, and a Twitter (and the promise of a post). She currently has TWO entries. ACK, she just added SEVEN MORE by posting early, and adding pictures. Sherry has NINE TOTAL!
  • Marcia, at RV Poetry is excited and is in with a comment and promise of a plug. Marcia has ONE entry right now. She added a Twitter tweet…now TWO entries. With a post, that makes a total of FIVE ENTRIES.
  • Jerry made a comment, so he has ONE entry (good luck!)
  • Sandra is in the game with ONE entry.
  • Frances gets ONE entry (but you only get a pair of tickets if you win, so you might have to leave the grandkids with a sitter!)
  • Jessica The Rock Chick posted “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” with the a capella version of Celtic Thunder singing Danny Boy! She is an “early bird” and she commented, so now she has EIGHT entries! Thank you, girl.
  • Mary H. has ONE entry.
  • Kentucky Gal got all excited! She gets ONE entry for the comment, ONE for a tweet, ONE for a plurk, THREE for a post, TWO because it’s an “early bird”, TWO for the pics & video…TEN ENTRIES! I think she is trying to win tickets!
  • Miranda has ONE for the comment, THREE for a post, TWO as an early bird, TWO for the pics, plus THREE tweets for ELEVEN entries. Good luck!
  • Jan is in with an entry and a tweet for TWO chances.
  • Vixen is in with a comment for ONE entry
  • Trish is in with a comment for ONE entry
  • Jessica Jones is in for ONE entry
  • Kathleen has a comment, a post, and pictures for SIX entries.
  • CONTEST IS CLOSED.

{ 22 comments }

Karina October 8, 2008 at 7:58 am

Okay, I’m intrigued, and they have one concert in my area I’d actually be able to make it to…so why not? I can’t watch YouTube videos at work, so I’ll have to check it out later, but from your description, it sounds like something I’d thoroughly enjoy.

Now…to Twitter…(I’ll have to work on the blog post later as well).

Karinas last blog post..You Should Know…

They are pretty versatile, I think you’ll enjoy… I have you entered and appreciate you!

Cherrye at My Bella Vita October 8, 2008 at 8:12 am

I’m *so* far from any of their concerts, but I just emailed my friends in TX about your contest. I’m co-hosting a book giveaway contest at my place, too. Win a free signed copy of the book “My Cousin the Saint.”

Cherrye at My Bella Vitas last blog post..Guest Post and Book Giveaway: My Cousin the Saint by Justin Catanoso

:lol: Yes, you are a bit distant. I love the guest post and will be sure to give it a plug. Tomorrow, I’m plugging LOTS of different things (13 of them)

YellowRose October 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Ok, I love these guys! I’m in…I’ll do the post & tweets!! They make my heart go pitter-patter! :)

YellowRoses last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – “Velvety Rose”

Hey, if you win and go to the same concert I do, I’d better not see you throw your panties on the stage! I’ve got you down for 2 entries (comment and tweet). Thank you dear!

Marcia October 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Ooh Ooh, there are concerts near me, too! And we have not had a date in a while, so I’ll try my luck. You are right about the younger one’s voice. Can’t wait to see what you will plug tomorrow.

Marcias last blog post..Only I Could

I’ve got you down for one entry so far. I’m wishing you luck…but I’ve promised not to cheat, so I can’t just give you tickets! Tweet or something! :lol:

Miranda October 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Wow! This is awesome…have been a CT fan since April…they rock!! The only artists I know to come into their official site and interact directly with the fans! Glad to see others supporting and will be sure to get the word out about your wonderful site/blog!!!!
Thanks and Let the Thunder Roll….. :grin:

I had to giggle when I went to your MySpace site, Miranda. Pictures of the boys everywhere prove that you are as delirious over them as I am. I’ve got you down for one entry so far. Thanks for stopping.

Jerry Donathan October 8, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I think these guys are great and Sharon is not only beautiful but smart as a whip . I love to go see these guys here in S. Calif. if I had the chance and take my nephew, he’s as big a fan as me.

Jerry, I have you entered! Good luck to you.

Sandra Stephenson October 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm

:eek: I love Celtic Thunder, they are amazing!!!!! I would absolutely love to win the tickets!!!

I will absolutely enter you and you will absolutely have a chance! LOL. It only takes one ticket to win…IF it’s one that gets pulled out of the hat….

frances pirchio October 8, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I would love to win free tickets to see Celtic Thunder in Baltimore, MD on November 7, 2008. My husband, my two grandchildren – ages 6 yrs and 4 yrs and myself just love the group. We have the DVD and play it all of the time for all of us to enjoy. I hope they come out with another DVD soon. My hubby and I are retired and really can’t afford tickets to see them perform.

Frances, I have you down for one entry. Now, you realize that if you win, it’s only two tickets…so those grandkids will have to sit it out :lol:. Best of luck to you!

Kacey October 9, 2008 at 6:57 am

This is GREAT, Shelly! Unfortunately they are coming to my town when I’m going to be out of town!! How fair is that?? They are great though, aren’t they?

Kaceys last blog post..Color My World

Dang. I wish you could enter. Yep, they ARE pretty cool. Maybe I need to get you a t-shirt. Wonder if they have a t-shirt with them in kilts?? Oops. I have to settle down, because my husband reads my blog. :shock:

Jessica The Rock Chick October 9, 2008 at 7:51 am

Count me in!!! I wrote a post about your contest called “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”

Jessica The Rock Chicks last blog post..When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

AND, you put one of my favorite YouTube videos of them on it! I’ve got you entered EIGHT times! Whoot!

mary huibregrse October 9, 2008 at 10:13 am

My sister turned my on to Celtic Thunder. Thank you for setting up a blog that she found and sent it onto me.

I have seen the group IL Divo but this group got them beat. Listening to there music is so heart warming.

Thanks for info on the group.

I’ve put an entry into the contest for you! Good luck

LuAnn October 9, 2008 at 10:55 am

I think I just found a new favorite group!

http://backporchervations.blogspot.com/2008/10/omch-oh-my-celtic-heavan.html

http://twitter.com/KentuckyGal

http://www.plurk.com/user/kentuckygal

LuAnns last blog post..OMCH – Oh My Celtic Heavan!

AND, if you keep at this, you might just win tickets to see them! TEN ENTRIES! Whoot! thanks for the great post!

Jessica The Rock Chick October 9, 2008 at 11:27 am

I don’t have any idea what a tweet is, but I added myself as a fan on Facebook! Does that count for another entry???? (i’m greedy, I know!)

Jessica The Rock Chicks last blog post..Chaos and Disorder (Thursday Thirteen #40)

Well..I know you once had a Twitter account…if you say something on twitter…it’s a tweet. If you add a link to the contest…it’s an entry! If you post a link on YOUR Facebook account, it’s an entry. See where I’m going here? It’s all about “the link” bwahahaha!

Miranda October 9, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Ok-Created a twitter account, now following you (couldn’t figure out the message thingy lol) Also-created a myspace blog complete with link to tour and your site and You Tube link! So… crossing fingers LOL!!

You are going the extra mile, Miranda. I’ll give you THREE for your post + TWO for the pics + TWO as early bird…and ONE for your comment. As for Twitter, let me e-mail you and tell you how to tweet :lol: Then I can give you a point for that.

janeywan October 10, 2008 at 9:47 am

Their in Denver Dec 12th. You want to come join me if I win? There alot there to do to win these tickets. I’ll see what I can do.
I at least have one chance so far. Right?

janeywans last blog post..Decisions

:lol: I’m afraid the airplane ticket would cost more than concert tickets!! Yes, you have one chance, and I’ll add it in later today…gotta pretend to work. AND, it only takes one entry to win…but you have a billion blogs, so you can just post everywhere.

Vixen October 10, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I better at least post my comment here so I have one entry. I am working on the post too!

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Trish October 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm

I, too, saw the Celtic Thunder on PBS and was absolutely enthralled. Being 1/4 Irish, I have always been drawn to Celtic music!! They are gong to be in Charlotte, NC in Nov…..I hope I win!!!!!! I will be fulfilling the blog requirement, etc. tomorrow. Regarding a Twitter account, I’ve never heard of it, but will Google it and find out about it!!! Thanks!!!

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Miranda October 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Ok-believe the tweet is done for today! (lol..daily right?)

jessica jones October 15, 2008 at 9:46 am

ill leave alot of comments if i get to win ticketts i love celtic thunder!!! there the best band i’ve ever heard before. i have there dvd and there cd’s. there voices are so amazing.

Kathleen October 16, 2008 at 7:19 am

I forgot… I almost forgot. Off to blog about it!

I would LOVE to win and take my mom to see them. She’s been talking about it for some time!

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Kathleen October 16, 2008 at 7:45 am

Should’ve blogged first. :) I blogged and linked and YouTubed! :) The blog post isn’t showing below to select – but it’s there! http://radarkaty.blogspot.com/2008/10/celtic-thunder.html

Kathleens last blog post..Some knitting content

Kathleen October 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

Blogged and YouTubed and commented. Before High Noon! Yippee!

Kathleens last blog post..CELTIC THUNDER

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