“Danny Boy, The Songs of Ireland”
Michael Londra has been described as one of the greatest Irish singers of all our time. Since his breakthrough role as lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway, Londra has become one of the top international Irish Tenors.
Michael’s version of “Danny Boy” was described by The Irish Emigrant as “One of the best recordings of Danny Boy in history.” The YouTube video of this recording has been viewed by over 6 million people.
His own PBS television special titled Michael Londra’s Beyond Celtic aired across the United States over 300 times from August through December 2011 and was Nominated for two Irish Music Awards for Best Solo Performance and Best Irish Tenor in which Michael won Best Irish Tenor at the 2012 Irish Music Awards.
Chicago based Celtic singer, Michael Londra is from the opera capital of Ireland, a small town on the South East coast called Wexford. He decided in the early 90s to follow his heart and started singing professionally. His leap of faith was rewarded when he soon became a leading man in musical theater in Dublin playing many roles. US director and choreographer, Larry
Fuller asked Michael to play Bobby Kennedy in the world premiere of “JFK” where he was noticed by the producers of Riverdance. He went on and sang lead in first Riverdance tour of North America in 1998 as well as Riverdance on Broadway 2000 and 2001.
Londra has been featured on the Universal Records Arias Ancora project with Luciano Pavarotte, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. He is the creator of Radiocelt, which is part of Accuradio Network, one of the top ten internet radio stations. He also produces and stars in the touring Irish shows and is an ambassador for Concern Worldwide.
This new project brings together some of the greatest Irish songs ever written in one collection coupled with one of the most amazing voices this world has ever heard. 2012 Irish Tenor of the year, Michael Londra presents “Danny Boy, The Songs of Ireland”… These songs encompass the rich and incredible heritage of what it means to be Irish.
Danny Boy, The Songs of Ireland” was produced by Steve Skinner, executive producer Robert Williams, and features musicians from the likes of Steve Skinner, Frank Vilardi, Scottie Sanders, Jimmy Moore and Kathleen Keane.
“Michael Londra is one of Ireland’s top tenors, having made unique contributions of major significance to Celtic music… His enormous contribution to Irish Arts is acknowledged as is his vital role in spreading Irish culture internationally.” -Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland “One of the greatest Irish singers of our time” -Capitalceltic.com
- Danny Boy*
- The Mummer’s Dance
- How Are Things In Glocca Morra/Come To Me, Bend To Me
- The Water Is Wide
- She Lived Beside The Anner
- Wild Mountain Thyme
- It All Leads Back To You
- Black Is The Color OF My True Love’s Hair
- Carrig River
*Danny Boy has over 6 Million views on YouTube!