Emmet Cahill

imageEmmet Cahill is 24 years old from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Over the past four years Emmet has been a lead singer with international Irish Music group Celtic Thunder and has toured North America and Australia extensively, performing in over 60 cities on each tour.

He has performed with the group on television and radio stations worldwide and notably performed in an exclusive Celtic Thunder concert at The Pentagon, Washington D.C. in November of 2012.

Their most recent album entitled ‘Mythology’ went straight in at No.1 on the World Music Billboard Charts. Their latest TV special went to No. 1 in the Australian DVD charts. Celtic Thunder shows have aired thousands of times on PBS stations across America and Canada, broadcasting to audiences in the millions.

Early music education began under the guidance of his father who is a music teacher by profession. He has been a regular cantor at Mullingar Cathedral over the past ten years.

His first time to perform on a stage was in the 2004 Student Players production of Les Miserables at Mullingar Arts Centre.

He then attended St. Finian’s College, Mullingar for next five years, where he was a student of the Schola Cantorum music scholarship programme, and extended his musical studies with church organ and violin.

He has been a student of renowned vocal coach Mary Brennan for the past six years,and commenced a B.A. performance degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2009.

Emmet has been a multiple prizewinner of Dublin’s Feis Ceoil, Ballymena Music Festival and overall winner of the Sligo Feis Ceoil and Arklow Music Festival.

In 2010 he was awarded the accolade of ‘Most Promising Young Singer’ at the Royal Irish Academy of music as well as ‘The Most Promising Young Tenor Award’ by the John McCormack Society, Dublin.

He has performed on stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and the National Concert Hall on numerous occasions with Lyric Opera Productions and the R&R musical society, and as a soloist for the ESB Feis Ceoil prizewinners concert series, performing a solo recital in the John Field Room.

He recently took a lead role in a musical workshop directed by Bill Whelan, of Riverdance fame, at the National Concert Hall, Dublin

Emmet has performed our national anthem at Croke Park, Dublin on three occasions, most notably in January 2009 for the 125th anniversary of the G.A.A.

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2 thoughts on “Emmet Cahill

  1. I have heard Emmet sing with Celtic Thunder in Sarasota, Florida USA. He received a standing ovation and everyone was very impressed with his talent. I wish him the very best in career, however I missed seeing his this year at the concert.

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