Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sings at school concert


Ronan Tynan, one of the three original Irish Tenors, headlined Holy Spirit High School, Absecon’s 2009 Holiday Concert, “The Spirit of Music,” held at Ocean City Music Pier on Thursday, Dec. 10.

Tynan, who was born with a lower-leg deformity and lost both legs to amputation as a young man, became a physician specializing in orthopedic sports injuries.

He later embarked on a singing career, and now as a solo artist he is a well-known figure in New York, singing “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium and singing at memorials for the city’s fallen police and firefighters.

The Holy Spirit concert also featured the Holy Spirit Choral and Band Ensembles; the “Spires” vocal group from Villanova University; The Sandpipers Pipe and Drum Corps; the Gibson School of Irish dance featuring the McCann family; and guest musicians Ray Deeley, Kathy Ford, Melissa Turner, Pete Nicotera, and Rich Kurtz.