South Shore Music Circus
July 10, 2004
Back at the ranch - so to speak - the concert at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset was the expected treat for Tenor fans. The venue itself was less than ideal. The orchestra members seemed nearly on top of each other both in the pit and on the small, revolving stage. The lighting, difficult at the edges of a revolving stage, left a lot to be desired. But all three Tenors were in fine voice with a program that included many favorite to Tenor fans.
From two songs from "The Irish Medley", "Irish Rovers", "Golden Jubilee", "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears", to "Phil the Fluter's Ball", Whiskey in the Jar" a resounding "Go Lassie, Go", "Danny Boy", and many more, the Tenors really were both sounding and looking their best. The interaction...the jokes...the wisecracks...the little dances - all were classic Irish Tenors.
Ronan, who as many of you know, will be leaving the Tenors at the end of the current tour, thanked the fans for their support and assured them that they'd be seeing him again. He said that he'd had a wonderful time over the past five years but felt it was time to devote time to other things.
I'll leave it to others to provide details and will leave the stage. Hopefully, not with the mouse.
There he was, upstaging the Tenors as he entertained us all. The crowd laughed and gasped as they strained to see him. A movie star in our midst? A visit by the President? No - a mouse! There is was, up on stage. Surely a memorable moment for both Tenors and audience. Perhaps he thought he was the Star of the County Down! In any case, his performance was a brief one. He went scurrying off into oblivion.