The Celtic Tenors began life as the Three Irish Tenors on RTÉ's Theatre Nights on October 1995. The group at that time consisted of James Nelson, Niall Morris and Paul Hennessey.
In 2000, Matthew "Gilly" Gilsenan from co. Meath replaced Paul Henessey and the Celtic Tenors were then formed and signed to EMI. Singing a mixture of Celtic, Operatic and re-worked popular songs, the group has travelled extensively with many tours concentrated in Australia, The USA, Canada, Germany, China and the Netherlands. The group has performed with some of the world's leading orchestras including The Toronto Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Vancouver Symphony orchestra. As well as performing for president Bill Clinton in the White House.
In June 2006, Niall Morris left the group and Daryl Simpson BEM, from Omagh in Northern Ireland, joined it.
The Celtic Tenors have released seven records with Decca records, EMI, Telarc and Dara labels. Their first album, "The Celtic Tenors" went on to achieve double platinum status in their homeland, No.1 in Ireland and Germany, Number 2 in the UK, and won them the "Echo Award" for "Best Classical Crossover Act" in Germany.
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