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Emmet Cahill - Christmas in Ireland!

posted Dec 14, 2016, 8:43 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 8:43 AM ]
This Thursday, December 15
th, award-winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill presents a concert of seasonal favorites right here in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church! Recalling his many childhood Christmas memories from Ireland, his highlights include “Danny Boy”, “The Wexford Carol”, “I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen”, “O Holy Night” and much more. And his performance concludes with the 12th Annual Lighting of Trees & Angels! If you don’t have them yet, tickets are still available in the rectory or at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Emmet is best known as a principal singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, but church music was a major influence in his musical upbringing. “It was in the cathedral in my little hometown of Mullingar that I first learned how to sing and perform in public,” he says. Growing up in a musical household, pursuing a career in music was a natural path for Cahill to take. At four years old, his father, an accomplished musician, began teaching Emmet his first music lessons, leading to a 5-year Schola Cantorum music scholarship at his local secondary school where he studied voice, organ, piano and violin. He then went on to receive his formal classical training in opera at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He is a cantor at his home church, Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of songs and stories that is sure to enrich us all in the festive spirit.