I understand your comments on Celtic Thunder.I do listen to them, but not for long. They are too choreographed and not at all polished.You are right they shouldn't be doing Clancy/Makem material. It's not their style and they do indeed slaughter it beyond belief.They greatly lack spontaniety (sp?) and the ability to relax and make serious contact with the audience. That I miss a great deal. I really miss the masters of the art. They cannot be replaced by anyone even their own family members some of whom are quite talented in their own right.