MICHAEL O'DWYER

SOLO ARTIST

MICHAEL O’DWYER

Michael O Dwyer is an Irish singer, songwriter, composer, multi-faceted instrumentalist and actor from Carrick on Suir Co Tipperary. He is part-time studying for a BA in Popular Music at the prestigious Cork School of Music, majoring in Keyboards.

Michael first discovered music when he started playing the Cornet in the Carrick on Suir Brass band at the age of seven, graduating to guitar by the time he turned twelve. He quickly fell in love with the instrument and has been studying and honing his guitar skills ever since; he has also learned to play Saxophone, Drums, Bass guitar and Piano.

Michael has a wealth of musical theater behind him; making his stage debut at fifteen in the role of Joseph in a youth production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He later joined his hometown’s musical society and has been cast in the roles of Pish Tush Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado; Jesus in Godspell as well as leading roles in several pantomime productions. As a student at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick, Ireland, Michael joined the Mary I Drama & Arts Society and played the role of Danny Zuko in their production of Grease. He also joined The Cecillian Musical Society where he played the role of Riff in their production of West Side Story and was named by AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) as ‘someone to watch for the future’. Michael has also been cast in the role of Curly in a Limerick Musical Society production of Oklahoma.

During his college years Michael worked part-time with Shannon Heritage as part of the musical entertainment team at Knappogue Castle Banquet, playing the part of the Earl’s Butler. He has also won several musical competitions and awards including 1st prize in MIC’s ‘Original Song Contest’ with his own song entitled ‘The Difference Between Love And Fun’.

Michael has played with several bands both in Limerick and Cork and is currently lead singer with The Love Junkies wedding band. He is passionate about music and is currently working on his debut EP that he hopes to complete in August. Michael came to the attention of Celtic Thunder’s producer Sharon Browne and Musical Director David Munro in 2016. They invited him to audition for them, and asked him to join Celtic Thunder as a cast member in the North American and Canada Legacy Tour in Fall 2016.

Michael has left Celtic Thunder to work on his dream as a Solo Artist.

6 days ago

Celtic Thunder
We hope everyone enjoyed the Home Entertainment Series 'Ancestry'. Your support has been incredible, and we can't wait to share with you more and exciting things to come!From CTX on Double Deluxe CD bit.ly/2N9Wl2A and DVD bit.ly/2k4MuiF - "Ireland's Call", enjoy! ...
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Join the guys for a great week ahead starting TONIGHT, with a lot of surprise revelations during the latest Home Entertainment Series 'Ancestry'. Each night will be a journey with one of the Celtic Thunder Principals as you learn their Ancestral History, accompanied by the rest of the guys with a few of your old favorite songs. We stream LIVE Worldwide each night at 7:00 PM (ET) for great Family Entertainment in the comfort of your home. ...
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Celtic Thunder's Myths & Legends provides a modern day twist on the age-old custom of Celtic storytelling. The word Legend in the title can also take on another meaning, as Celtic Thunder pay homage to legends of Irish music down through the years. Available to download on your favorite streaming platform bit.ly/3hGKwzT or if you prefer a physical copy, check out the Celtic Thunder Store bit.ly/3kobf65 with worldwide shipping. ...
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CT 2016 Live DVD ---> bit.ly/2016tourlive is a wonderful collection of Irish and Celtic music around the world. Both the ensemble and solo performances highlight the diversity of Irish Music and deep Celtic Roots. Join Celtic Thunder's Ryan Kelly in 'Desperado', enjoy! ...
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