CELTIC THUNDER COMMUNITEE TEE WHITE DESIGNED BY CELTIC THUNDER FAN Hayley
You are without doubt familiar with the expression It takes a village.. so please meet Hayley, our winner of the “Design A Celtic Thunder T-Shirt” competition. We love her design and the way she has managed to capture the essence of Celtic Thunder. Not just the singers, band and crew, but the community that has built up around them and the amazing and unwavering support and enthusiasm of our fans.
Here’s Hayley describing her Celtic Thunder journey and the inspiration for the “CommuniTee Shirt” in her own words… “I find it difficult to express in words just what Celtic Thunder has meant to me, it holds a deep and special place in my heart. Everyone involved has managed to create something that goes beyond a singing group, but really transcends into a community and family- with great craic, phenomenal music, and grace on stage and off. I first discovered “the guys” when they began in 2007. Now a designer in the Seattle area, at the time I was a harried student in the thick of my studies when I happened upon “Celtic Thunder: The Show” on PBS. Given my affinity for my Irish roots and love of Celtic music, I stopped flipping channels and started watching. I recall hearing this beautiful voice singing “Come By the Hills”, and I looked up expecting to see a full-grown Irish lad, and I remember my jaw-dropping when I realized it was a teenage boy who we know as Damian McGinty! To this day, I am amazed at how Sharon always so brilliantly assembles such different personalities and voices that manage to stay unique and individual, but when put together blend so flawlessly (Keith, Ryan, George, Damian, Paul, Neil, Emmet, Colm, Emmett, and the entire band and guest players past & present, have all been amazing). My mom and I are more like best friends, and we attend every Celtic Thunder ensemble and solo show we possibly can. Without fail, we have the time of our lives, listening to the music and connecting with the different people in attendance, both performers and fans. I know I speak for many people when I say I want to thank wholeheartedly those who have graced the stage and made me laugh, weep, and sing along in equal measure, as well the people behind the scenes— The Celtic Thunder “Wizards of Oz” who make the magic happen every day whether they are selling merch to us hyper fans, or making sure the guy’s costume changes go without mishap–the list goes on! The spirit of it all is what makes it so special. However small a contribution, designing a t-shirt for the fans makes me feel as though I’ve had an opportunity to say thank you in some way for all the times Celtic Thunder in it’s entirety has filled me with joy and a feeling of closeness to my heritage. 🙂 xoxo, Hayley
TO OBTAIN CORRECT TEE SIZE:
Measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest, all the way around torso.
Be sure to keep the measuring tape level across back and comfortably loose.
LARGE – 41 to 43 INCH