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AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder

Tickets to Celtic Thunder's performance Sunday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center are now available exclusively through the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation.

Celtic Thunder is a group featuring six male vocalists: Neil Byrne of Ireland; Emmet Cahill of Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland; George Donaldson of Glasgow, Scotland; Keith Harkin of Derry, Northern Ireland; Ryan Kelly of Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; and Colm Keegan of Dublin, Ireland.

Following the success of "Heritage" and "Voyage," Celtic Thunder continues to explore their Irish and Celtic roots in their "Mythology" tour, a story of the Celtic People, their legends, their culture and their stories. All six Celtic Thunder principals are featured prominently in solo numbers and ensembles pieces, including songs such as "Carrickfergus," "The Isle of Inisfree," "The Star of the County Down" and "The Rocky Road to Dublin." Original tracks written especially for the "Mythology" tour will also be performed.

Celtic Thunder live shows are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography, as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments. The performances feature dramatic solos, compelling ensembles, and comedic acts. Celtic Thunder is viewed by millions on PBS with record number of sold out shows and hailed as Billboard's Top World Artist, Album and Imprint for 2009 and 2011.

The AETN Foundation is the only outlet for these tickets, which range from $50 to $150. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and ticket reservation forms are available at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or by calling 1-800-662-2386.

This concert is a fundraiser for the AETN Foundation, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.Viewers interested in previewing the tour may watch "Celtic Thunder Mythology" Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. on AETN.

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

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