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Emmet Cahill is back!

posted Jan 28, 2018, 12:29 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 12:30 PM ]
Emmet Cahill is best known as a principal singer with the popular Irish music show
Celtic Thunder, but you may remember him as the extraordinary singer who performed for our 12th Annual Lighting of Trees & Angels in 2016.

He remembers how gracious our parish is, and had such a good time singing here that he’s coming back to cantor for us next Sunday!

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 still cantors at his home church, Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar.

Since he was here last, he’s released another CD, Emmet Cahill’s Ireland. This collection 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," and more. It can be purchased through Amazon.com; iTunes; or on his website: EmmetCahill.com, which also has a lot more information about him, including his upcoming tour dates. Get him to autograph your CD after Mass next Sunday! And bring an Irish friend!