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Knee Baring Lads Of Celtic Thunder Hit Majestic

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Celtic Thunder are a group of young, talented and very photogenic Irish singers. They’re on a tour of North America and will play at the Majestic Theatre on Friday, February 13. Colm Keegan, who holds a music degree from University College, Dublin, joined the line up in May of 2012.

True to form, the group spends a much-anticipated portion of each show sans pants.

“That’s right, yeah the kilts,” says Keegan with a laugh. “Our producer Sharon Browne had an idea of putting us all in kilts, and it seemed like maybe a good idea at the start. But now it’s become this fatal look that we can’t really seem to shift. I think if we did and a show and we didn’t end up in kilts at some point, the fans of the show would kick up a bit of a fuss.”

He does add that “the stage can get very hot during the show and the lights can get boiling, so it’s nice to get a bit of a breeze now at the end of the show.”

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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.