Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Celtic Tenors, a concert at Hobart Arena in Troy

We've been to three high school graduations in Hobart Arena.  Years ago I took  a Cub Scout group or maybe it was a 4-H group to Hobart for ice skating.  This was the first time Tom and I have gone to the arena for a concert.

The concert was perfect, just the right amount of folksyness.  The music was grand.  Some of instrumental accompaniments were performed by The Celtic Tenors and the musicians who travel with them.  Some of then were performed by the Dayton Philharmonic, Neal Gittleman conducting.

I liked the tenors' arrangements, Each tenor showcased his voice and then they blended their voices. The selections were a mix, a couple operettic melodies so well known that I think everyone in the audience recognized them, a few Irish folksongs, at least one Scottish folksong, a few popular songs, and many Christmas songs.  The tenors encouraged us to join in the choruses which was fun, too. Tom and I don't have a lot of opportunities to sing.

Between songs, the tenors entertained us with amusing comments and funny incidents from their lives back in Ireland.

If The Celtic Tenors come your way, go hear them.  You will be happy you did.  You can learn more about them at

Picture from the back cover of the CD we bought.

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