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March 21, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
McKinney Performing Arts Center, Courtroom Theater
111 North Tennessee Street
MPAC presents: Emmet Cahill
Saturday, March 21, 2020
'Celtic Thunder' Irish Tenor
Emmet Cahill is 28 years old and hails from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.
In recent years, he has been widely hailed as ‘Ireland’s Most Exciting Young Tenor’, having performed in over 80 cities throughout North America.
In March 2018, Emmet made his sold out debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The evening prior, he performed a special concert for the Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers, NY, raising much needed funds for homeless communities around the city.
Having established himself one of the most in demand Irish music acts in America, Emmet is due to announce more U.S. tour dates this summer. His Irish album was signed and released with Sony Music USA, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts.
Emmet had the honor of opening the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade as was invited to sing at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He was named ‘Irish Tenor Of The Year‘ by the Irish American Music Association, and was awarded the ‘John McCormack Bursary’ for most promising young tenor, as well as 'Most Promising Young Singer' at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
In 2011, Emmet was was a lead singer with the international Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Thunder. To date, Emmet has performed over 350 shows with the group throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, including numerous appearances on TV shows such as PBS, QVC, Fox & Friends and the Today Show.
In 2018 , Celtic Thunder received recognition by Sony Music for over 2.5 million Album and DVD sales worldwide. The group has produced 10 PBS Television specials and their concert programs are broadcast on public television every day of the year on PBS stations across America.
Most notably, the group performed a special concert for the the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. by special invitation from General Martin E. Dempsey.
In January 2017, Emmet had the honor of being officially introduced by New York State Senator Tim Kennedy to the elected members of the New York State Senate.
Emmet also performed for the President of Ireland at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland’s national football stadium and annually performs a concert in his hometown of Mullingar in aid of Westmeath Hospice.
Emmet received a five year “Schola Cantorum” music scholarship at his high school, St.Finian’s College, Mullingar. At 18 he began his professional training the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
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