Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including the “Ellis Island” recordings that sold a million CDs and DVDs.
Since they first joined voices 26 years ago, The Irish Tenors have thrilled fans all around the world. In the United States, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2. Their style seamlessly blends traditional Irish ballads with modern pop classics. “Danny Boy,” “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Fields Of Athenry” sit comfortably alongside new renditions of the “Titanic” hit “My Heart Will Go On” and “Fairytale Of New York.”
There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland’s musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye. The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors. The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials including “Ellis Island” and “Live from Belfast” as well as “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kelly,” “Martha Stewart,” and are one of the bestselling acts to appear on QVC.
The Irish Tenors is a concert experience that never fails to excite. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets range from $44 to $63, depending on seat location and availability. Student tickets are available for $28 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid ID). Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
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