St. Augustine, FL - Solo artist Emmet Cahill, formerly a singer/performer with Celtic Thunder for three years, will bring his music to the main stage of the 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. He will perform from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12.
The three-day event is set for March 11-13 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, part of the fun-filled weekend. Highland games, whiskey tasting, live music and a variety of entertainment also are on the schedule.
Over the past four years, Emmet's life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder.
After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to No. 1 on the world Billboard charts, Emmet is preparing to carve out his own unique identity as a solo artist, on tour spring 2016.
"It's quite a surreal feeling waiting backstage in such famous venues like The Fox Theatre's in America," he said.
"You see the signatures on the walls of some of the most famous artists of all time. You're thinking, I'm about to go on and perform on the same stage as those musical icons. ... They are the moments you really cherish."
Emmet has enjoyed success as a multiple prize winner in various competitions across Ireland, the RIAM Promising young singer of 2010, the John McCormack Young Tenor Award, as well as being voted Tenor of the year in 2013 by The Irish Music Association in the United States, in recognition of his performances on stage.
He also performed in stage productions at The National Concert Hall as well as The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
Find the CELT in YOU in America's Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the Southeast U.S. The March 11-13 event in downtown St. Augustine features internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting on Friday evening (March 11), Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment. And the ONLY St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northeast Florida kicks things off downtown at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12.
Festival tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com. Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O'Malley's, 23 Orange St., or at Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish St., downtown St. Augustine