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Irish tenor performs benefit concert at Pilgrim Lutheran

Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a principal singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, performs at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St., Superior.

The 7:30 p.m. June 16 benefit concert is a building fundraiser for Orkesumet Hospital — the Duluth/Superior community-led initiative to provide long-term sustainable health care for the Masai Tribe in remote Northern Tanzania.

The concert features selections from Cahill's orchestral debut album, "Emmet Cahill's Ireland," which was released on the Sony Music USA label in 2017 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard World Music chart. The album offers the best of the traditional Irish repertoire, including "Danny Boy" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." Cahill also performs Broadway standards, nostalgic favorites and sacred hymns.

The 27-year-old from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath received classical vocal training at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. In 2011, he joined Celtic Thunder and has toured in North America and Australia with the show. He embarked on a successful solo career in 2015.

General admission tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets, which include the concert and a pre-show meeting with Cahill, are available for $45.

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