When Sharon Browne and Phil began working on production for Celtic Thunder he was invited to record backing vocals for the debut DVD, and subsequently play lead guitar player for the live show.
We’re lucky to be working in an environment that we’re so passionate about.
That’s what keeps us driven toward new material all the time and going out on a tour such as this.
In addition to Celtic Thunder, he has also performed at major sporting events in Ireland and abroad, including singing at the All Ireland Finals in Dublin's Croke Park and at Heinz Field for a Pittsburgh Steelers game in the USA.
He has also performed for Ireland's President, Mary Mc Aleese, and for Emperor Akihito of Japan.
Celtic Thunder is a singing group composed of male soloists Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne - who played guitar and sang backup on the albums before he joined, Damian Mc Ginty, Emmett O' Hanlon, and Colm Keegan.
And, formerly, Tenor Paul Byrom, Emmet Cahill, and George Donaldson, as well as Daniel Furlong, (who was a special guest star), who perform both solo and ensemble numbers.
Born into a musical family, Neil’s father has worked as a professional musician his entire life and his mother is a huge fan of all music.
By the age of 5, Neil was gripped by rhythm, which instinctively lead him to drum on anything in front of him.
Two years ago, Irish performers Celtic Thunder pondered their next move.