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Celtic Thunder: Voyage

Written by witf.org | Aug 8, 2012 11:00 AM

Following the incredible success of Heritage, Celtic Thunder continues to explore their Irish and Celtic roots in VOYAGE. The ensemble performances in this new Public Television special highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. In VOYAGE Celtic Thunder takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards such as Lagan Love and Maid of Culmore to more contemporary, modern Irish songs, Ride On and All Day Long, stopping at lively ensembles Galway Girl and a tribute to the Clancy Brothers in the Clancy Brother Medley along the way. It is also the first Celtic Thunder show where all of the artists play different instruments.

witf will be airing Celtic Thunder Voyage on August 15 at 8 p.m., August 16 at 1 a.m. and August 22 at 8 p.m.

Meet your show hosts in the short preview video below:

Learn more about your hosts for this live program:

Sarah Sheehan

Favorite Pledge Program: Alone in The Wilderness – The Story of Dick Proenneke.  Mr. Proenneke’s storytelling, matched with his carpentry skill, ingenious craftsmanship and endurance through Alaskan winters will forever be classic.

Best thing witf does for the community: witf free, family-fun and educational events are the best! 

Best thing about working for witf:  Meeting fans and members!  Whenever I meet someone new and they learn that I work for witf, the praise, the connections, the stories I hear are truly touching!  witf fans learn so much from our programming, love what we bring to the community and are truly grateful for all of the contributions from every witf employee.  It may not be listed as a benefit in the employee handbook, but appreciation and gratitude from the witf membership is a great perk!

Favorite thing to order when out with friends: Right now I can’t get enough of the shark tacos at Sturges Speakeasy!  Light, refreshing, served with a side of boardwalk-style fries.  Yum!

Hobbies & How you picked them up: I absolutely love nerdy word games… Crossword puzzles, Scrabble, Boggle, Hang Man - I’m always up for a word challenge.  My earliest memories of loving word games goes back to playing board games with my Mom in the family basement.  We started with Boggle, and then moved on to UpWords (a form of Scrabble where you can add letters vertically and horizontally) and then Scrabble when I was older.  Now when my grandma, my mom and I get together, we’ll have three generations spending hours in the kitchen solving crossword puzzles as a team.

Tom LaForgia

Favorite witf FM Program & Why: This American Life because Ira Glass makes long drives fly by!

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Favorite thing to do on the weekends: Explore natural swimming holes in PA with my yellow Labrador Beckett. Favorite thing to order when out with friends: Any local beer. Central PA is starting to fill up with local breweries! Liquid Hero in York is a favorite.

Hobbies & How you picked them up: Tennis and snowboarding are at the top of my list. I’ve been playing tennis since I was 14 and began snowboarding when I was much younger.

During the show, we'll be offering special Celtic Thunder themed thank you gifts for your donation to witf. For your gift of $50, you'll receive the “Celtic Thunder Voyage” CD. For your gift of $60, you'll receive the "Celtic Thunder Voyage I" DVD. For your gift of $60, you'll receive the "Celtic Thunder Voyage II" DVD. For your gift of $100, you'll receive both the CD and DVD I. For your gift of $110, you'll receive both DVDs.  For your gift of $150, you'll receive the CD and both DVDs.  For your gift of $250, you'll receive 2 tickets to see Celtic Thunder at Hershey Theatre on September 19, 2012.

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