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2006-12-08 Crossville

reviewed by Ennica

 

Okay, guys, I'm not going to reinvent the wheel, here. Jenny's description of the Celtic Tenors concert was spot-on!! The only things I'll talk about in my review are the things unique to me and the Crossville concert. Let me start by saying that the Celtic Tenors (James, Matthew and Darryl) are all good-looking, talented and charming. They're funny, which is always nice to see. I particularly enjoyed the witty repartee between the Tenors and Deirdre and also between the Tenors and David Munroe, their musical director. At one point, David told Deirdre that there was a dead fly on his paper. This was noteworthy because he'd found a dead spider in the piano earlier that day. He commented that it was like playing the Natural History Museum of Crossville. He's full of one-liners like that.

 

I was very impressed with the vocal abilities of all the guys. This was the first time I've ever heard them sing. I'm so glad I've been able to see them in concert. I visited with Joyce, who is their merchandise lady, as most of you know. She didn't have any CDs available to purchase, but she advised me where I could find them. I was able to buy the Celtic Tenors DVD, which made me happy.

After the show, I approached Deirdre for an autograph. She didn't recognize my name immediately, but Matthew and James did. James told me that they've been bantering back and forth with Deirdre over who I was really coming to see.

Apparently, there was a lot of "She's my fan!" Anyway, they were all very sweet. They posed for pictures with me, and I've posted them for all to see. I got a nice hug and kiss on the cheek from James, who has very kind eyes. I wasn't able to spend much time with Matthew and Darryl individually, but they were also very nice.

James seemed to be particularly attuned to me and my hearing-loss. He made it a point to be sure I was looking at him before talking to me, and he also spoke a little louder when speaking to me directly. I notice these things, and I appreciate them. Thanks, James!

The Tenors and Deirdre were tired at the Meet & Greet that night. They performed a show earlier in the day at 3:00 p.m., and then they put on another show that night at 7:30 p.m. James admitted to me that they were just plain tired. (I'm paraphrasing.) From what I gather, they rarely do two shows in one day. This doesn't surprise me given the power of their vocals and their upbeat show.

Anyway, I told James that Deirdre got me to the show, but the Tenors won me over all on their own. You can't help but love them. They've got a new fan. (Yes, guys, I'm your fan, too!!!)