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'Celtic Thunder Christmas' comes to Miller Auditorium

by Tonya Durlach

Nov. 18, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Celtic Thunder.
"Celtic Thunder Christmas"
Friday, Dec. 9
KALAMAZOO--Celtic Thunder will perform cherished holiday favorites with an Irish twist at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The "Celtic Thunder Christmas" tour includes interpretations of such holiday favorites as "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Let it Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" as well as a few specially written originals.

Since the airing of its first Public Television special in 2008, Celtic Thunder consistently remains one of the most popular musical acts for the network. In addition to selling more than 1 million units combined, its official YouTube channel, "Thunder Tube," has received nearly 18 million upload views since its inception in 2008.

Celtic Thunder had the distinct honor of performing for President Barack Obama at the White House's St. Patrick's Day celebration in 2009, and also opened New York City's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Avenue two consecutive years: 2008 and 2009. In addition to five hugely successful Public Television specials and multiple appearances on QVC, Celtic Thunder has also performed on "Fox and Friends," "Today Show," "CBS Early Show's Saturday Second Cup Cafe" and numerous regional shows in major cities across the nation.

For more information on Celtic Thunder, visit or


"Celtic Thunder Christmas" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $65. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.


A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco Card is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.