Earlier this year Celtic Thunder released the news album, Emmet Cahill’s “Ireland” —a collection of Irish classics that have been passed down from generation to generation.

The classically trained Cahill is best known as a featured performer in the renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder. Cahill has toured and recorded with Celtic Thunder for the past six years, with three number one albums and thousands of shows under his belt. Cahill has been called “the heir apparent to John McCormack”, the legendary Irish singer who performed many of the country’s treasures, including “It’s A Long Way To Tipperary.”

About the album, Cahill said “Storytelling is truly the hallmark of our identity and a deep part of our heritage enshrining both pride in our past, joy in the present and our hopes for the future.”

He continued “I feel honored to follow in the footsteps of great Irish singers of the past like Count John McCormack, Josef Locke and Frank Patterson and to be given the opportunity of imparting these stories to a new generation.”

The album offers the very best of the traditional Irish repertoire.  Song selections include “I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen,” “An Irish Lullaby,” “My Cavan Girl,” “Macushla,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Danny Boy,” “Oft in The Stilly Night,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Wild Mountain Thyme,” “The West’s Awake”, and “The Parting Glass.”

The songs are arranged by conductor/composer David Munro, also known for his role as Celtic Thunder Music Director.  Munro also produced the album, alongside co-producer Seamus Brett.

Cahill began a US tour of the album in February.

Here are his upcoming dates:

March 6 - Columbus, OH at the Shamrock Club       

March 7 - Chicago, IL at the Irish American Heritage Centre

March 8  - St. Louis, MO at the Tower Grove Abbey

March 9 - Pittsburgh, PA at the Sweetwater Center For the Arts

March 10 - Worcester, MA at the TBD

March 12 - St. Augustine, FL at the Irish Festival

March 18 - Satellite Beach, FL at the Space Coast Symphony Orch.

March 19 - Vero Beach, FL at the Space Coast Symphony Orch.

More 2017 tour dates are set to be added.

For more information visit www.emmetcahill.com and his Facebook page.