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Published October 11, 2013, 10:04 AM

Celtic Thunder set to perform Oct. 21 at the Chester Fritz

Telling traditional stories through music and dance, Celtic Thunder will bring a little Irish and Scottish heritage to Grand Forks.

By: Jasmine Maki, Grand Forks Herald

Telling traditional stories through music and dance, Celtic Thunder will bring a little Irish and Scottish heritage to Grand Forks.

The six-piece Celtic singing group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Chester Fritz Auditorium as part of their Mythology tour, which will visit 62 cities in North America.

Ryan Kelly, one of the six principal singers, said Celtic Thunder is much more than a band, and the show is much more than a concert.

“What we try to do is give people a Celtic experience,” he said.

The performance includes solo and group pieces, as well as traditional dancing and storytelling. They’ve chosen a mix of traditional Celtic and modern songs to tell stories of their culture throughout the tour.

“Some of these songs stretch back to hundreds of years ago,” Kelly said. “We love telling those stories.”

The specific set list for the Grand Forks show is still to be determined, but Kelly said whatever songs they perform, they’ll give 100 percent.

“For anyone coming along for the first time, we just want them to have a good time, sing, dance, do whatever,” Kelly said. “We’re here for a big Celtic party.”

For tickets and information, visit the site linked here.

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