Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan sang Silent Night, as well as another song in Irish, at former President George H.W. Bush’s bedside, shortly before he passed away. “Believe it or not,” said James A. Baker III, Bush’s longtime friend and former secretary of state, “the president was mouthing the words.” Tynan also sang “Last Full MeasureRead more..
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Following on the coattails of the great John McCormack, Ronan Tynan seems destined to be the most popular Irish tenor ever. ℘℘℘ “Let’s listen to Ronan Tynan.” The CNN commentators on President Ronald Reagan’s funeral broadcast are silent as the Irish tenor’s voice rises effortlessly in Schubert’s “Ave Maria” filling the National Cathedral in WashingtonRead more..
October 16 was declared Ronan Tynan Day in New York City, and the Irish tenor was presented with a mayoral proclamation by Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, pictured right. The ceremony, which took place at the FDNY headquarters, followed Tynan’s moving performance at the 89th FDNY Memorial Day Service that honored the memory of 352 membersRead more..
In December, as a tribute to his contribution to the Fire Department both before and since the September 11 attacks, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan was made an honorary firefighter. Tynan’s affinity with the New York Fire Department goes back a long way. In 1984, at the New York Paralympics, he became friendly with some firefighters.Read more..
Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan and actor Milo O’Shea were just two of the Irish luminaries who turned out to celebrate the launch of Greatest Irish Americans of the 20th Century edited by our own Patricia Harty. The event was hosted by Mutual of America in their beautiful Sky Club, 35 floors above Park Avenue inRead more..
Ireland’s own three tenors discuss love, God and Celine Dion with Sarah Buscher. ℘℘℘ Ask the Irish tenors why they’re such a hit and they’ll give you different answers, each oddly in keeping with their personalities. “Tenors are known to be the romantics,” offers Anthony Kearns, who, with his piercing blue eyes, is considered theRead more..