About the artist
Co-founded by Terence Winch, Jesse Winch, Linda & Steve Hickman, and Nita Conley, the original Celtic Thunder played its first gig in May of 1977 at the Harp Pub in Baltimore, and went on to become one of the most influential traditional music groups in the U.S. Called “a great Irish band” by the Village Voice and “one of the best Irish folk acts in America” by The Washington Post, Celtic Thunder has released three albums over the years. The band's second CD, The Light of Other Days, which features Terence Winch’s now classic song “When New York Was Irish,” won the prestigious INDIE award for Best Celtic Album. In addition to touring Ireland and playing innumerable concerts, ceilis, and pubs in the U.S., Celtic Thunder also performed at the White House twice during the Bill Clinton administration. Under no circumstances should the real Celtic Thunder be confused with the PBS t.v. production that started in 2008, which features a variety of commercial Irish and non-Irish material sung by an assortment of male vocalists and others, collectively calling itself “Celtic Thunder.” Celtic Thunder's three albums are generally available through Amazon and other on-line sources.