The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents THE IRISH TENORS - “LET’S CELEBRATE IRELAND” TOUR, Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8 p.m.

SHIPPENSBURG, PA (February 12, 2013) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents THE IRISH TENORS - WRIGHT, KEARNS, TYNAN - THE ‘LET'S CELEBRATE IRELAND' TOUR, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $55, $49, $44 & $39 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at

Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including the "Ellis Island" recordings that sold a million CDs and DVDs. In the words of the great Irish-American actor Martin Sheen who hosted their performance on Ellis Island: "once they've started, you can't shut these guys up!"

Since they first joined voices in 1998, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe with new life.  Moreover, they've proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as "My Heart Will Go On" (from "Titanic"), "Fairytale of New York"(previously recorded by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues) and even Jimmy Kennedy's "South of The Border (Down Mexico Way)."  These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside "Danny Boy," "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Fields of Athenry."  Among their best-selling albums, Heritage ranks as one of the finest with classic recordings of many of the most beautiful Irish songs.  We Three Kings is their best-selling Christmas album and includes all of the superb Christmas gems that are featured year after year in their legendary Christmas Tour, attending which has become a firm tradition for so many families who love their music and the special sparkle that marks their holiday program.

The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre.  All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

They are surely versatile, but for many, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan are synonymous with Irish music.  There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland's musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye.  The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors.

The magic they've captured on previous releases has resulted in millions of albums sold and the upper reaches of Billboard's music charts.  The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials including "Ellis Island" and "Live from Belfast" as well as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, Martha Stewart, A&E Breakfast with the Arts, and are one of the best- selling acts to appear on QVC.

The Irish Tenors continue to tour constantly, thrilling old fans and winning new ones all around the globe.  In the United States, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2.  Whether as the powerful vocal trio in full flight, or in their cameo solo spots, a concert performance by The Irish Tenors is an experience that never fails to excite and bear witness to the power of great music when performed by true artists.  Most concerts end with two, three, and sometimes four standing ovations, with Irish and American songs bringing audiences to their feet.

Despite the ultimate compliment of there being several copy versions of The Irish Tenors, this original trio are regarded as the acknowledged Godfathers of Irish repertoire.  Find more information about The Irish Tenors at

The Irish Tenors last performed at the Luhrs Center in December 2010 to a sold out crowd.

For additional information about The Irish Tenors performance, or other performances within the 2012-2013 Luhrs Center series, please call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at 

About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.