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Wedding, Celtic Thunder 2016, Debut Solo Album….

Hey guys,

 

Well, a lot is going on at the moment, so I thought I would stop by and fill you all in on everything! Between myself and Laura’s upcoming Wedding, this solo tour, Celtic Thunder 2016 and my DEBUT solo album, I don’t know which news to fill you in with first!!

 

Firstly, hello from our 3rd year of solo tours which is really going great. We missed performing for you all and want to thank you all so much, yet again, for supporting both myself and Laura and allowing us to do our dream of performing all over the world. We hope to continue these solo tours in the future and expand our horizons in new territories as well. We love being together, travelling around and performing as much as we can. Any help in promoting, suggestions of venues or anything of that nature, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact section of this site ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Myself and Laura are really, really excited to be able to celebrate our Wedding this July 26th!! It’s been a hectic few weeks of touring, as well as Wedding planning on the road, but with our incredible families back home literally running all over Ireland and Scotland for us, we’re almost there! We were initially going to plan the Big Day sometime in Summer 2017, however our perfect location rang us to let us know that a business conference had just rescheduled, which happened to be during one of the onlyย 8 days which suited us this summer. ย We then rang the Cathedral and they too made it possible for us by rescheduling a few things. It really felt like someone upstairs was looking out for us and making this summer possible, so we’re so incredibly excited about the few weeks ahead. The Wedding is taking place in a beautiful Cathedral in Glasgow, with a reception on the location most special to us both, the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. We are really, really looking forward to the big day and I’m sure we will fill you all in with pictures afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

So, as Sharon has posted on the CT site, unfortunately I won’t be joining the lads on the upcoming Fall Tour.ย The last few months was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make, however with a boss like Sharon Browne, she has made it so much easier.

 

Since the age of 12, teaching music to younger, aspiring musicians in conjunction with performing myself has been my absolute dream. I had already completed an undergraduate degree in both Music and Irish and just needed one more year of a masters to be fully qualified as a Secondary School teacher. I knew the older I got, the harder itย would become to go a year without work and go back to University and it was tearing me up inside that as each year grew and the happier, more settled I was becoming in this incredible show, the harder that decision to miss a year was going to become.

 

Celtic Thunder as a show has never fallen short in looking after each and every one of us. Sharon is the most parental boss with whom I’ll ever have the pleasure of working. We spoke in North Dakota in October about this idea and she told me to mull it over and to meet again at Christmas. At Christmas,ย we chatted again and she told me I was more than welcome back when I had finished my degree and the door is always open, go follow my dream for a year – I knew how lucky I was to have Sharon as boss prior to this chat, but moments like that allowed me realise how lucky I am. Sharon has created an incredible show with the most amazing people. I know you’ll all love this upcoming show and can’t wait to hear all of your raving reports online.

 

So, long story short, the next 12 months is going to be a roller coaster of emotions. I’ll miss CT every second of every day, as I did during the Australian tour. Everyone in the show, cast and crew, are as close as family. They are the greatest set of people to work with and to say it’s been a pleasure is a huge understatement. But, the main thing I want you to know is thatย I’ll be back before you know I’m gone!! I certainly haven’t left the show and already counting down the days to be joining David, Seamus, the band and the lads on stage again. At the same time, I’ve wanted to do this year for the last 14 years and the reality of it finally happening is so exciting. I’ll make sure to stay in touch and provide updates along the way, but I’m really, really happy right now.

 

I’ll be writing another blog very soon with more details of my debut solo album I’ll Never Be Alone. We’re really excited to be launching the album ONLINE at the end of the Summer!! We have given those who supported our solo show the chance to pick it up first and the feedback has been so humbling I really can’t wait to launch it online and show you all. My first single from the album Day My Life Began is now on sale from cd baby and going on sale via iTunes and Amazon in just a few days ๐Ÿ˜‰ Any help you could provide with spreading the word would be so appreciated.

 

Well folks, that’s all for now, I’ll will write again soon before the official online launch of I’ll Never Be Alone. I can’t believe that next time I’ll be writing will be as a married man……..!!!!!

 

Stay in touch, leave comments under here and see you all on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Thanks a mill guys,

 

CK

 

xxxx

 

89 Comments

  • Louise N

    Exciting month this is! Can’t wait to hear all about the wedding – event of the year for your fans!!!
    Still holding out for your return to Australia, trust me, we knew you were gone from this past tour #notthesamewithoutyoutwo
    Thanks for the update, CK! Xx

    July 12, 2016 at 5:02 am
  • Sharon Patch

    Great news. Can’t wait for pictures.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am
  • Sharon Patch

    Great news. Can’t wait for pictures.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am
  • Christine

    So happy for the two of you!!! So glad so much is going so well-albeit hectic. May everything continue in such a great path. Looking forward to your updates. Take care. Most importantly, enjoy!

    July 12, 2016 at 5:14 am
  • Maggie Costello Tedesco

    Colm you have such a level hesd about you.
    I just know that you have made the right decisions for your life right now. There is so much ahead of you to learn and experience.
    Happy that my friends and I will get to see you this Friday before you head out to begin two new chapters in your life.
    Many blessings on both you and Laura, and wishing you happiness always!
    George would be so proud of you!
    See you soon…Maggie

    July 12, 2016 at 5:15 am
  • Maggie Costello Tedesco

    Colm you have such a level hesd about you.
    I just know that you have made the right decisions for your life right now. There is so much ahead of you to learn and experience.
    Happy that my friends and I will get to see you this Friday before you head out to begin two new chapters in your life.
    Many blessings on both you and Laura, and wishing you happiness always!
    George would be so proud of you!
    See you soon…Maggie

    July 12, 2016 at 5:15 am
  • Carol Ann Blankenship

    Just wanted to wish you and Laura the happiest life together. Congratulations on the wedding and the solo album too. You two will be missed with Celtic Thunder, but you have to follow your dreams and your heart wherever it leads. Love you guys.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:17 am
  • Sharon

    Ck I agree with Louise N, you will also be welcome here in Australia with the lovely Laura. Goodluck and best wishes for the 26th July

    July 12, 2016 at 5:20 am
  • admin

    Thanks Maggie, really means a lot xxx

    July 12, 2016 at 5:22 am
  • Jacie

    Best of luck to you two. We will miss you on the tour but look forward to seeing you next year. Congrats on your wedding

    July 12, 2016 at 5:25 am
  • Geraldine Provenghi

    Wow! I’m so very happy for you Colm and Laura too. I pray that you stay as happy as you are for the rest of your lives. First Keith getting married and now you and Laura. Congratulations to you both. Many hugs and kisses.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:31 am
  • admin

    Thanks a mill Jacie, means a lot xxx

    July 12, 2016 at 5:32 am
  • admin

    It’s definitely Wedding season alright!! Thanks Geraldine, you’re very kind xxx

    July 12, 2016 at 5:33 am
  • admin

    It would be a dream, Louise, to pop Down Under on a solo venture! With your help, I’m sure we could make it work….

    July 12, 2016 at 5:34 am
  • Alma Interiano-Hernandez

    Just wanted to wish you and Laura all the best in your new life together as husband and wife. Also, I will be looking forward to seeing you with CT in the new future I will miss you this fall for it will be my first time seeing them all perform. Take care and God Bless you both.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:42 am
  • Cathey Cone

    You sound so awesomely happy that it’s truly contagious. Look at you living out your dreams with the best life partner ever. Couldn’t be more delighted for the two of you! I know it was a tough decision to take a break from CT, but completing your schooling to become a teacher is near and dear to my heart. My son-in-law recently finished his masters at Gonzaga/Spokane as well as his principal certificate and opened a charter school. So incredibly proud of him and all the teachers who are passionate about educating the next generation. All my best wishes for a lovely wedding day to you and Laura – no two people deserve it more. Do hope one day down the road I will get to see you two on tour. Had to miss your last West Coast stop so please come back to the Pacific Northwest one of these years! And I look forward to seeing you back with CT in future tours as well. There will always be a Gonzaga shirt waiting for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    July 12, 2016 at 5:43 am
  • Kim Wicks

    Well written Colm… everything is as said in Barrington, which by the way was an AMAZING day. I got to dance with Laura! Coincidentally, listened to ur album all day today…Love it !!! Your voice is so clear and Laura in the background just completes the magic. You’re truly a gifted, kind, genuine person and I thank you for sharing all that with us. Happy days ahead!

    July 12, 2016 at 5:43 am
  • Dawne Taylor

    Met you on your first tour with CT and have enjoyed your talent ever since Many blessings on your marriage and your future. Follow your dreams and they will not fail you. Don’t follow them and you will live with regrets. That is the advice I gave my children. Welcome to my family

    July 12, 2016 at 5:44 am
  • Jennifer Boze

    Colm, I’m very happy for you and Laura as you “tie the knot” like we say here in the states! Your stage it show was wonderful, and a blind man could see how happy the two of you are – just made me smile to watch you! Your tour is going very well, and I am disappointed to have missed it in person this time! I’ll be ready next time around, and maybe we’ll be able to get the 2 of you down south of Kansas City next time! Your cd is great – I love it, and thanks for signing it for me! I wish you guys much happiness and success – in your marriage as well as your professional careers! Safe travels and blessings to you both!

    July 12, 2016 at 5:52 am
  • Ruth Denson

    Loved your blog! It seems that good things are happening to a great person. You and Laura are a BIG part of my great Celtic Thunder memories and I want the very best for both of you. Love and hugs.

    July 12, 2016 at 5:59 am
  • Dianne Severin

    Hi Colm, Thanks so much for the blog and the update. Very happy and excited for you and will continue to always support you in all you do! Kind of hope you will reconsider and make a little trip/concert venue to the West Coast for your album debut. That would be so awesome!! Anyway please don’t forget to think about starting up CKonLine terms again. Hopefully see you all soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    July 12, 2016 at 6:37 am
  • Mary Taylor

    Teaching reaches out into the future generation to help them reach out to the next, so it goes. I so admire you & Laura for the vision & for keeping it on the top. God bless you as you reach out to bless & teach others.. I’ll be waiting to hear of the great successes you’ll enjoy together.

    July 12, 2016 at 6:38 am
  • Amelia Masters

    Colm and Laura, We were able to enjoy your shows in Waxhaw, NC and Duluth. GA. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. It is evident that God is looking down on you two! I pray your wedding will hold all the special moments you deserve and that God will continue to bless your marriage for your lifetime. Wishing you an amazing journey as husband and wife. (My granddaughter, seven year old Callie, hopes you and Laura remember her and the Blue Bird & Bear. She listens to your music everyday and loves the cello.)

    July 12, 2016 at 7:04 am
  • Loretta Miller

    Lots of blessing to a beautiful couple, may you have many years of music and happiness together. Tis a year for Celtic Thunder marriages! (Loretta in South Africa)

    July 12, 2016 at 7:29 am
  • Nancy DeSimone

    All the best to both of you. You are getting married on my birthday so that will definitely be good luck. LOL! I wish you both much success in your personal and public life. I hope you have a very long and very happy marriage. Looking forward to wedding pictures. I am also looking forward to seeing you perform sometime in the near future.

    July 12, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Patricia Fallon Jaramillo

    So glad things are going so well. Hope to see you when you return to CT in Colorado . Have an amazing summer and good luck on your wedding. I have been married for 32 years it’s an amazing journey. Hoping for 50 like my Nana And Papa Gavin. ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait for the solo music !!!

    July 12, 2016 at 7:44 am
  • Gayle Vogelsang

    Congratulations on you & Laura’s upcoming Wedding. You make such a lovely couple. So happy you have found each other. Best wishes for a long, joyful marriage. Hope you do well in your year at the University. I’m sure you will. I think you will make an excellent teacher. Hope to see one of your solo gigs & to see you again in Celtic Thunder. Have a Wonderful Year!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 7:51 am
  • Cian Carolan

    Excellent read Colm – enjoyed every minute of it. Counting down the days til the next blog. Keep them coming xxx

    July 12, 2016 at 8:11 am
  • Sharon Becht

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!! Can’t wait to see your pictures and for the launch of your CD! Much joy and happiness to both of you!! <3

    July 12, 2016 at 8:22 am
  • Maureen McAuliffe

    Hi Colm and Laura, thanks for your Blog, I have just received your first cd in Australia, a very good friend of mine, in USA, got it for me, and you and Laura, signed it personally for me, it is lovely have played it several times, you have done the right thing for now, for your career, I am glad that you will one day not too far away, rejoin CT. Sharon is very understanding, as you mentioned, leaving it up to you to return when the time is right for you. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations for your wedding, and I wish you and Laura, a Lifetime of Happiness and Love and Good Health, and the best of luck to you for your solo career, you both have been very busy, looking towards the future, you are both very level headed young people, with looking ahead to future opportunities. All the best to you Both. Much Love, Thanks for the autographed cd, love it. Maureen McAuliffe, Torquay, Victoria, Australia.

    July 12, 2016 at 8:57 am
  • Maureen McAuliffe

    Hi Colm and Laura, thanks for your Blog, I have just received your first cd in Australia, a very good friend of mine, in USA, got it for me, and you and Laura, signed it personally for me, it is lovely have played it several times, you have done the right thing for now, for your career, I am glad that you will one day not too far away, rejoin CT. Sharon is very understanding, as you mentioned, leaving it up to you to return when the time is right for you. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations for your wedding, and I wish you and Laura, a Lifetime of Happiness and Love and Good Health, and the best of luck to you for your solo career, you both have been very busy, looking towards the future, you are both very level headed young people, with looking ahead to future opportunities. All the best to you Both. Much Love, Thanks for the autographed cd, love it. Maureen McAuliffe, Torquay, Victoria, Australia.

    July 12, 2016 at 8:59 am
  • Maureen McAuliffe

    Hi Colm and Laura, thanks for your Blog, I have just received your first cd in Australia, a very good friend of mine, in USA, got it for me, and you and Laura, signed it personally for me, it is lovely have played it several times, you have done the right thing for now, for your career, I am glad that you will one day not too far away, rejoin CT. Sharon is very understanding, as you mentioned, leaving it up to you to return when the time is right for you. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations for your wedding, and I wish you and Laura, a Lifetime of Happiness and Love and Good Health, and the best of luck to you for your solo career, you both have been very busy, looking towards the future, you are both very level headed young people, with looking ahead to future opportunities. All the best to you Both. Much Love, Thanks for the autographed cd, love it. Maureen McAuliffe, Torquay, Victoria, Australia.

    July 12, 2016 at 9:01 am
  • Sheila Persons

    Congratulations Wishing you both all the best.

    July 12, 2016 at 9:06 am
  • Sarah Delia

    Congrats on this next chapter in both your lives. Continue to live your dreams! I enjoyed your show in St. Louis and by other fans posts I know you have disappointed any of your many fans. BTW my birthday is just a few days after your wedding.

    July 12, 2016 at 10:22 am
  • Sue McIlrath Minkus

    I want to wish you two all the happiness in the world. I just celebrated my 45 wedding anniversary. It isn’t always easy, but you learn to work it out. You two beam at each other. I can’t wait to be able to purchase your new album, I got your single already and love it. Again congratulations.

    July 12, 2016 at 10:57 am
  • Congrats Colm and Laura

    Mom and I wish you much happiness on your wedding day. It’s no secret that we think the world of you both and pledge our support as you move forward in life with marriage, music, and teaching. You are talented and gifted, but above all, you are kind, humble, and thoughtful and these attributes will carry you far. The new album is simply amazing – Mom and I listen constantly and we find something new to love about each song the more we listen! June 18th was one of the most memorable nights of our lives – thank you very much for being you. xxx Nila and Jean

    July 12, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • MaryAnn

    Congratulations on your and Laura’s upcoming wedding. The new album is awesome as was your show in Barrington. Looking forward to seeing you both next time

    July 12, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Dorothy Prine

    Good luck and God bless just be happy

    July 12, 2016 at 11:15 am
  • Dorothy Prine

    Good luck and God bless just be happy

    July 12, 2016 at 11:20 am
  • Lynda Buote

    Congrats on the big day. All the best to both of you. Celebrate well!!! Such a busy time, can’t believe Laura is planning a wedding while on tour, WOW!!! You sure have a great woman, Colm. And you, could you do anymore in 2 months??? Good luck and Carry on.

    July 12, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Yvette

    Congratulations to you and Laura. I wish you all the best. I just wish you would bring your tour to Arizona. We have to wait for the official launch to hear your music. I’m sure it will definitely be worth the wait.

    July 12, 2016 at 11:45 am
  • Charlotte Bergandi

    I had not had the pleasure of chatting with you and Laura until your show at Nolan’s in Coco Beach. You are both so very so gifted and then to find out how sweet and welcoming you are to your fans was such a surprise. I love you album and played it as soon as I got into my RV. Driving back to my campsite I had tears in my eyes as I put the whole package together,,,,your talents, the show and your wonderful personalitites. God’s blessings on your marriage and and the future for you both.

    July 12, 2016 at 12:11 pm
  • Kristy Shimshock

    Hi Colm and Laura ๐Ÿ™‚ First off, best wishes for your upcoming wedding!! So happy for the both of you!! I was so bummed that i missed you 2 when you finally came to Cleveland Ohio but i already had plans and sadly had to miss your show. I hope you will include Cleveland again when you tour in the future! Definitely going to miss you when Celtic Thunder comes here next month but its nice to know you won’t be gone for long. Cannot wait to hear this new album!!

    July 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm
  • Gayle Milbourne

    Congratulations to you and Laura, I am so extremely happy for you both, I know your lives together are going to be one of Love, Hope and such Happiness. I will be thinking of you both on the 26th. Wishing you both much Love and Happiness as well!
    I will be counting the days as well for yours and Laura return to the stage with CT, you will be missed more than you can imagine. I know taking this time off is important and very much something you need and should do, but on a selfish note, I will miss seeing and hearing you on stage with the other guys.
    The CD is simply AMAZING and I love listening to every second…thank you for it and the amazing show you and Laura put in here in Georgia…one of the best yet!! Many HUGS to you both!

    July 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm
  • JoAnne Garrigan

    Colm and Laura… I am extremely happy for both of you. Congratulations!
    This may sound like an odd question, but you stated YOU would not be on the tour because
    you are going back to school… But what about Laura? Will she be on the tour?

    July 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm
  • Jeanne Buckley Smith

    Colm, you and Laura are following your dreams….what could be better? So happy for both of you. We wish you the best over the next year, and hope to catch a solo show along the way! Have a wonderful wedding. When you dance on the shores of Loch Lomand, you can be sure our George will be smiling down on you both. Love to you and Laura,
    Jeanne and Cliff

    July 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm
  • Pam Langhout

    Colm and Laura, here is wishing all the blessings on your wedding, tours and schooling. Always follow your dreams with one foot planted and what is destined will happen. As your Bro. George would tell you always follow your heart and no matter the age or circumstances with family, friends and fans you will achieve your dreams. Be happy and see you soon! Pam

    July 12, 2016 at 1:47 pm
  • Brenda

    So happy for you and Lauren. Hope you both have a wonderful life together. My husband and I just celebrated 48 years, working our way to 50. Love your music. I always wondered why the Celtic music always touched my heart and last year I did a DNA test and found out that I am one third Irish. Guess that explains it.

    July 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  • Barbara Mix

    It was an absolute delight to see, hear, and meet you and Laura last year when you were in Portland, OR. I hope to see and hear you live again. Watching StageIt and your various video blogs is just not enough. You and Laura are so great together and will have a wonderful life sharing your love of music and each other. I will miss you this November when Celtic Thunder is in Seattle but I look forward to seeing you with the rest of the guys next time around. And since one of my favorite songs of all times is Loch Lomond I’m happy to hear that you and Laura will be having the after wedding party at Loch Lomond. Am looking forward to pictures. Oh, and thank you so much for sharing this time with us, your fans. It means a lot to all of us.

    July 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm
  • Elizabeth Villano

    Colm can’t wait for you and Laura big day and for you both to be back with the group.But as I Have said you need to follow your dreams and do what you need to do.Just know your fans understand and stand with.Please send a lot of picture of your and Laura wedding day I know God is Blessing this day and the both of you.Both of you will be missed so much on this tour but the new steps you both are taking is the best and more important then the tour.Love you both. Good luck in the next step you both take

    July 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm
  • Julie Peters

    I would like to wish you & Laura a long and happy marriage. I hope someday you will be able to do a Canadian Solo tour together, and look forward to seeing you again next year with CT.

    July 12, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • hazel

    congratulations to you both, hope you’ll have many happy years together, I live in the UK so maybe I’ll never get to see you perform live, but I can follow you and the rest of the boys (and girls) on the shows on u tube and I have all the DVD’s and watch them every day without fail. hugs to both you and the lovely Laura xxx

    July 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Cathy Lawless

    Best wishes to the both of you! Such a rush to get things totally planned in such a short time that I don’t envy you and your families at all! Don’t forget, a wedding is just a day, but a marriage is a lifetime. Put as much and more effort into the marriage as you do the wedding and everything will be great! May God bless you both in your life together.

    July 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm
  • Barbara Hartnett

    Colm -I truly believe that you are making all the right decisions for you for all of the right reasons, and I admire your ability to stand back from where you are, especially from the kind of whirlwind experience that Celtic Thunder is, and take stock of things and what they mean for your life and your happiness. You are wise beyond your years, my friend. I’m so glad I got to see you and Laura at Rory Dolan’s last month, and I enjoyed our chat about teaching. As I leave the profession after 37 years, I can’t help but smile at your commitment to joining the ranks. I am so happy for you and Laura. You are wonderful people and you make a beautiful couple. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. I’ve no doubt that George is smiling down on you as you embark on your life together and support each other as you follow your dreams. Much love to you both.

    July 12, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Bobbie

    Wishing you both much happiness and looking forward to seeing the wedding pictures. I’m sure you will be missed on the CT tour by your many fans. I recently received the I’ll Never Be Alone CD and LOVE it. I missed seeing you in Jacksonville, FL but I won’t next time you’re here! God Bless

    July 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm
  • Melinda

    I was so happy when I found out you and Laura were a couple (although I kind of thought that for a while LOL!) Now I am so excited to hear you will be getting married this July! First Keith, now you and Laura! I wish you both all the best life has to offer. I’ll miss you with CT this fall and look forward to when you come back. Can’t wait to hear your new album! Cheers!

    July 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Brian

    Colm,remember happy wife happy life

    July 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  • Monica

    Have a lovely wedding, and a wonderfully happy life together. If in the future you can come west to Vancouver British Columbia that would be great. Thanks for your lovely singing

    July 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • Mary Reno

    Colm,
    Not many men could walk away from the glory of being a CT lad (even temporarily) to follow a different dream. It says much about who you are. You are so humble, smart, grounded, and have such an intuitive sense about what is important to you now – as well as what will be important in the future. It is these qualities that are going to make your life with Laura such an amazing one. This sounds odd, as I am not your mom, but I am so very proud of you.
    Also, I picked up your CD in Kansas City and CANNOT stop listening to it! I love every single song, and I find the instrumental elements positively delightful. What a fantastic job you did!!!! Again, SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!
    Congratulations!
    Mary Maloney Reno

    July 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  • Magaly

    Such awesome news! I don’t know how you managed to organize the wedding so fast with all the work you’ve been doing, you guys are really lucky! It must be so exciting! I know I’m excited to get that CD as soon as it hits the stores! I can’t wait! It’s too bad about the tour, but we all know you’ve always wanted to teach and I personally know how hard it can be to leave everything you love behind to go do something else you really want… you’ll make a great teacher I’m sure, and hopefully we’ll get to see you back on stage soon! And since you asked for ideas of venues, I haven’t had a chance to see you and Laura perform yet, and I know more than one person who would be happy if you came to Ottawa or Montreal. Ryan and Neil just came to Ottawa for the first time last week and it rocked! You have a lot of fans up here!
    All the best and sending love from Quebec! So happy for you both!

    July 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm
  • Jayne

    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and most importantly follow you heart and dreams. You only get one chance in this life and you have to go after it. Please keep in touch with all of us and let us know how you and your beautiful bride are doing!

    July 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Jayne

    Congratulations on your up coming marriage. Follow your heart and dreams. We will be here when you come back.

    July 12, 2016 at 6:35 pm
  • Carol Carnes

    Dear Colm and Laura, thank you for this update and allowing for us fans to be part of your extended family. Congrats and wishing you both a life of love, happiness, and blessings. You both are very special loving people, always with a smile that brightens our days. I am so happy you will remain with CT. Can’t wait for you to post pictures. Love you both, Carol

    July 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  • Elaine

    Congratulations and Good Luck to you both. Wishing you love and happiness always.

    July 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm
  • Jerre (Gizzy)

    Much happiness to you both…..love ya!!!!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Jerre (Gizzy)

    Much happiness to you both…..love ya!!!!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Jerre (Gizzy)

    Much happiness to you both…..love ya!!!!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Jerre (Gizzy)

    Much happiness to you both…..love ya!!!!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Jerre (Gizzy)

    Much happiness to you both…..love ya!!!!!!

    July 12, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Madeleine

    Happy Wedding news. Hope you and the beautiful Laura have years and years of love and joy and music in your lives. Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

    July 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  • Suzanne

    I am over the moon excited for you & Laura – perfect title as you will never be alone again – beautiful couple with an amazing future in front of you

    July 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm
  • Nancy Nesselroad

    Hi Colm and Laura, I’m so happy to hear of the Wedding plans, Sounds terrific. I wish you both much happiness, love, and good health. Can’t wait to get the Cd. I’m so looking forward to it. Sounds like you’ll be very busy. Look forward to seeing pictures of the wedding. Love you both, God’s Blessings on the two of you, as you venture out on the solo tour, and as you share your lives as one. Hugs.

    July 12, 2016 at 11:45 pm
  • Nancy Nesselroad

    P.S. Love the new blog as well.

    July 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm
  • Cheryl Sweet

    Will miss you on the tour this fall, but wish you the very best for your Wedding and your solo tour. Bless you both!

    July 13, 2016 at 12:01 am
  • Paula Lyons Moses

    All the best to you and Laura on your upcoming wedding! We’ll miss seeing you at the Celtic Thunder Concert the end of August in Portland Maine. Hope to see you next time around and look forward to getting your new cd on ITunes! God Bless!

    July 13, 2016 at 12:55 am
  • Christine Beall

    Can wait for the wedding photos, see you finish your degree and come back to Celtic Thunder. Good luck on all your future endevours as a performer and a family man

    July 13, 2016 at 1:16 am
  • Lonna Jean

    I am so thrilled for you and Laura and so proud that you are finishing your master’s degree. Regardless of what the future holds (and I am confident it will be everything you have dreamed of), this degree is vital. Take this time to accomplish your life-long goal. You will never regret it. I can’T wait for the new album! Wishing you and Laura every blessing

    July 13, 2016 at 1:36 am
  • Dawn Letts

    Congratulations Laura and Colm. Following your hearts desire is awesome and it is never to late. I wish you both many wonderful years filled with love, happiness and family. Your music is a blessing to many people, myself included.

    July 13, 2016 at 2:02 am
  • Donna Davis

    Love is definitely in the air. Wishing you a blessed and happy wedding day, a fun honeymoon and the best of luck with your future projects. I look forward to you coming back to NY soon.

    July 13, 2016 at 2:29 am
  • Maggie Peterson

    So much good stuff to look forward to! Hope you all have a wonderful wedding and I am wishing you all the best fit you and your family.
    Maggie P. xxx

    July 13, 2016 at 2:33 am
  • Karen Lundgren

    Great blog, Colm! It was so nice to hear all of this in person, though, at McGonigal’s. I am so happy for you and Laura! You are wonderful people, you’re a great couple, and I wish you all the best! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 13, 2016 at 2:49 am
  • Molly

    As a former teacher, now retired, I totally understand your wish to pursue credentials as an educator. It is a noble profession and one that will always be rewarding. You also have the wisdom to know that life as a performer can be here today and gone tomorrow, but you will always have a secure career in education. I wish you and Laura a world of happiness as you go through life. It is obvious how much you love and care for each other. Colm from day one you’ve exuded joy. The lovely Laura will be a great support to you, as you will be for her. How wonderful that Celtic Thunder brought you together!

    July 13, 2016 at 3:29 am
  • Debbi Myers

    So excited for your wedding. Also congratulations on taking the time to fulfill your dream. God bless

    July 13, 2016 at 5:00 am
  • Kathy Holmes

    I am so glad to hear you have not permanently left CT. I have been grieving for weeks thinking that I had missed that announcement and not wanting to hear it. It is Great to follow your dreams and wonderful that you can do the finish on your Masters now. Tell Laura hello and I know your wedding will be lovely….couldn’t help but be when two such fine young people are involved. Love you two a great deal.

    July 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  • Suzy Harris-Ferguson

    CONGRATS on all of your exciting news! Wishing you and Laura so much love and happiness. And wishing you all the success on your Master’s endeavor. Good Luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

    July 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Colleen English

    I was privilaged to hear the amazing Professor Colm Keegan last night at the Buffalo Irish Center. What an Incredible and awesome night it was. The new album I’ll Never be Alone is amazing. His own written songs are truly incredable and come from the heart. His own rendition of the classic Irish songs make you fall in love with them all over again. Laura Durrant plays the Cello so beautifully that you just close your eyes and listen . She plays with such love and beauty it touches the soul and takes your breath away.
    Good luck with the rest of your tour. I know the wedding is going to be beautiful. Thank you for the update and sharing your music with us .

    July 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Boss

    Nice find, it does sound a bit rough though, and maybe a little shit for Angel Dust stdsraadn. Still a pleasure to hear, im a fan for over 23 years, im glad this made it nowhere.

    July 20, 2016 at 5:36 am
  • Karah

    Kewl you should come up with that. Exenllcet!

    July 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm
  • Barbara Foster

    I am so happy for you and Laura. I have known for months that it would come to this ! Marriage, I mean. I love you both so much and I will try not to hold my breath until you re-join Celtic Thunder. XXXX

    August 6, 2016 at 12:59 am

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