Salon Stage: Celtic Thunder


There’s no better way to get into the Saint Patrick's Day spirit than with the tender voices of the global Irish supergroup Celtic Thunder. Two members of the five-man group, Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne, performed an exclusive live acoustic set on “Salon Stage” to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary and the release of their two CD/two DVD live set,“Celtic Thunder X,” available now. For SalonTV viewers, Kelly and Byrne perform an acoustic cover of a 19th century Irish folk classic, “Rocky Road to Dublin,” and open up about the healing impact their music has had on fans around the world. “It’s worth more than all the money in the world when you get somebody coming back to you that’s going through a really hard time that said, ‘I’m so happy when I just get lost in your music.’ There’s nothing as good,” Neil Byrne told Salon.

Watch the video above to hear Byrne and Kelly perform the Irish classic tune and discuss the reciprocal exchange of energy that the group shares with its fans. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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