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The Thunderous Sounds of 'Mythology'


Celtic Thunder is an all male vocal group from Ireland. Admission to the group is by audition, and members come and go, usually to pursue a solo performing career. They span the spectrum from young to more mature, but they each possess and outstanding voice and stage presentation. One of them is a chartered accountant, another a bus builder and a couple of others have degrees in music. The blonde surfer dude of the group even lives on a boat off the Californian coast. They maintain a brutal touring schedule, with dancers and their own band, and later this year, Celtic Thunder will perform on a Caribbean cruise. "Mythology" is their latest release and consists of mainly Irish songs, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Deirdre Saravia interviews Celtic Thunder member Keith Harkin.

Deirdre as born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and her first paid work was at the age of 10 with the BBC as an actress on "Children's Hour." She continued to perform regularly on radio and stage for the next eight years, at which point she was informed by her parents that theater was not an option and she needed "real" work.