Culhane’s Irish Pub owner and 2014 JAX Chamber Beaches Division Small Business Leader of the Year, Lynda Culhane, announced to Historic City News that members of the famous Irish ensemble, Celtic Thunder, will be playing a series of concerts at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach.
In the 1990’s, the Culhane Sisters (Lynda, Michelle, Mary Jane and Áine) became the first generation of their family to emigrate; from Shanagolden in County Limerick, Ireland. The family farm is where the sisters developed a genuine love for the land, wholesome food, and Irish traditions.
Established in 2005, Culhane’s strives to bring a real taste of Ireland to North Florida, and was selected 2014 Small Business Leader of the Year by the Beaches Division of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Culhane’s boasts that they have become one of the best Irish pubs in the country, being recognized as America’s Best Irish Pub and Top Ten Irish Pubs, 2011. They have been featured on national television; including, the Food Network’s, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives”.
The first concert will feature Colm Keegan and Laura Durant from Celtic Thunder on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 8pm at Culhane’s Irish Pub. Tickets are on sale now for that concert by visiting https://colmkeegantours.ticketleap.com/culhanes/dates/Aug-24-2014_at_0800PM. Colm Keegan, a singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, is one of the principal members of Celtic Thunder. Colm has performed in array of prestigious musical venues from St. Peter’s Basilica as chorister to the Beacon Theatre on Broadway.
The second concert will feature Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne from Celtic Thunder on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8pm at Culhane’s Irish Pub. Ryan and Neil have recently been featured on the Today Show and Fox and Friends.
For an intimate night of acoustic music by candle light, you can purchase tickets online at http://acousticby-candlelight.ticketleap.com/byrne–kelly—live-in-atlantic-beach1/. Ryan will be performing music from his album, “In Time” while Neil will share songs from “Pale Blue Jak – Faces.” They will also perform some Celtic Thunder tunes as well as Irish classics from their Billboard chart topping album “Acoustically Irish.”
Lynda Culhane said, “We are excited about the opportunity to feature members of the famous Celtic Thunder group right here in North Florida. We hope our friends from around the region will join us as we welcome some of Ireland’s most celebrated talents right here in Atlantic Beach.”
Culhane’s also invites the public to join them aboard the Celtic Thunder Cruise on the MSC DIVINA from November 8 through November 12. The cruise will depart from Miami and visit Nassau and Thunder Bay in the Bahamas.
For more information on the cruise, visit: https://www.celticthundercruise.com. When you make your booking, it will include an onboard credit of $50 per person (up to $100 per cabin) when you enter the promo code SISTERS in the PROMO CODE box on the Reservation Center page at https://reservations.formbin.com/forms/celticthunder.