The Everly Brothers had it, so had the Osmonds and The Nolans. Now the Celtic Brothers can also claim sibling harmony.
‘Celtic Brothers’ is the exciting new act born of the very successful and popular group known as the ‘The Willoughby Brothers’. They have entertained and endeared audiences for the past number of years and are delighted to bring their new evolved show to their loyal and valued followers. The newly branded Celtic Brothers possess that unique almost inseparable vocal harmony generated by members of the same family. Their passion for singing and performing, combined with a genuine closeness, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, a love they carried with them throughout their formative years into adulthood, a gift given to them by musical parents who also had a touring band.
They have made a big impression on the national and international music scene with appearances on a number of TV and Radio shows and are regularly play listed on RTE Radio 1. In 2013 they performed the title song at the Rose of Tralee International Festival before a live TV audience of 1.2 million and have also made appearances on RTE’s ‘Up For The Match’, the ‘Derek Mooney Show’ and the ‘John Murray Show’ on Radio 1. They have had the honour of performing at Arás an Uachtaráin by invitation of President Michael D. Higgins and at the home of the GAA in Croke Park at the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Having performed in Ireland, the UK and America the brothers have crafted a very casual banter and delivery during their live shows which are complemented with laughter especially when the oldest brother in the pack, Richie, recalls anecdotal stories of them growing up as children.
Not only have the brothers a love of singing in common, but they also share a passion for sport, Gaelic Football and Handball in particular and impressively all hold All Ireland Handball medals. Adding to the families handball success are Richie and Johnny and Robbie are also World Handball Champions.
The quartet comprises of Robbie, Des, Johnny and Richie whose sound includes a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs that take their audience on an emotive musical journey.
This new act is fresh, talented and has universal appeal.