Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that the Man Above guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Following his mother’s advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.

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This is truly an inspirational program – with storytelling, humor and songs about capitalizing on opportunities, overcoming obstacles and making the most out of life.

Profiled by ABC’s 20/20, People Magazine and PBS Sunday Morning, Physician, Recording Artist and Paralympic athlete Ronan Tynan moves people like few others can.  His personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing captivates and inspires audiences nationwide.  A natural born storyteller and gifted with humor, Ronan’s ability to easily connect with audiences along with his inspiring message about overcoming obstacles and living life to the fullest promotes ways to reach new heights both professionally and personally.

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  • Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, Kelly McGonigal, and Ronan Tynan to Keynote ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition
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    Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, Kelly McGonigal, and Ronan Tynan to Keynote ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition

    Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 23, 2017

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD) will hold its 2017 International Conference & Exposition on May 21-24, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is the premier international event for trainers and everyone working in the talent development profession.

    ATD 2017 is anchored by three general sessions featuring Mark and Scott Kelly, NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy Captains, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and Dr. Ronan Tynan, who, as an Irish Tenor, Paralympic Champion, and M.D., has been described as a modern-day Renaissance-man. These three dynamic speakers will share their stories and perspectives on leadership, conquering stress, and living life to the fullest.

    Learning opportunities at this conference are abundant. There are more than 300 networking and education sessions content tracks that include career development, learning technologies, global human resource development, learning measurement and analytics, human capital, management, instructional design, science of learning, leadership development, and training delivery industry tracks that include government, healthcare, higher education, and sales enablement simultaneous interpretation for several sessions in Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.

    ATD 2017 offers the world's largest EXPO dedicated to the talent development field. More than 400 world class suppliers with the latest tools and resources will be on hand to share and showcase their expertise.

  • Cape Cod Times: Irish Tenor returns for concert of memories
    Cape Cod Times: Irish Tenor returns for concert of memories
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    Cape Cod Times: Irish Tenor returns for concert of memories
    Mar 16, 2017

    It's been a few years since Ronan Tynan has sung on the Cape, but he's no stranger to the area.
    By Kay Keough Contributing Writer

    The sound of scraping silverware echoes on the other side of the phone as Ronan Tynan says hello. He's eating an avocado as we start our interview, in an effort "to try to gain back the figure I had 30 years ago."

    "Aren't we all?" I ask.

    He laughs and chats in his warm Irish brogue for a few minutes, making a friendly connection before we get down to business. For someone who's had as much success as he has had, the 56-year-old famed Irish tenor sounds very down-to-earth and genuinely excited to perform Sunday at Cape Cod Community College's Tilden Arts Center.

    It's been a few years since he's sung on the Cape, Tynan says, but he's no stranger to the area. He enjoys visiting and readily shares some memories of celebrating his 15th birthday on Nantucket, trying and failing to save the life of a man who was likely having a heart attack while driving near the Cape, and singing for the Kennedy family on Martha's Vineyard.

    If you don't know much about his life, strap in. Tynan is much more than a singer. His is kind of like a superhero origin story, minus the radioactive material.

    Tynan was born in Dublin, Ireland, with a lower limb disability. As a child growing up on a farm, he overcame his limitations and enjoyed riding horses and racing motorcycles. But at the age of 20, he faced another major challenge: a car accident that caused such serious complications, he had to have his legs amputated below the knee.

    Nevertheless, he quickly got back to his daily life and, within a year, started winning gold medals in the Paralympics – 18 of them, plus 14 world records (nine of which still stand) between 1981 and 1984.

    After becoming the first disabled person admitted to the National College of Physical Education, he went on to be a medical doctor, specializing in orthopedic sports injuries, with a degree from Trinity College in Dublin. It wasn't until the age of 33 that he took his first voice lesson, although he and his father often sung together as he was growing up.

    It is the support of his late parents, and the moral standing they gave him, to which Tynan attributes much of his success.

    "I don't have adjectives to describe how great my mother was." he says. "The person I am today really is a tribute to the person she made me into."

    Tynan wrote a song honoring his mother, whom he lost to Alzheimer's disease, called "Passing Through." Though he declines to choose a "favorite" song of his – because that would mean putting more attention on some over others – the song clearly means a great deal to him, as he talks of the difficulty he had editing down something so deeply personal.

    He describes his father, meanwhile, as a "dote of a man" who loved him unconditionally. "Everything I did, he would laud," he says. While his mother thought of Tynan's singing as an avocation, his father was his cheerleader.

    "When I was a junior and an intern in hospital, he used to say, 'you have to do something with the voice, Ro.'"

    Tynan won the BBC equivalent of "American Idol," called "Go For It," less than a year after studying voice at 33, and then the coveted John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice. After the show, he was recruited as the first member of The Irish Tenors, the acclaimed trio known for numerous TV specials and performances of classical numbers at venues from Radio City Music Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

    Although he took a multi-year break from the group to chase a solo career, he balances both pursuits now and plans to soon release two new albums. In addition to his own concerts, he has several lined up with the Tenors, including a performance in Russia in September. That's a gig that gives him some consternation in the current political climate, but not quite enough to steer the conversation in that direction.

    While reflecting on his background, Tynan draws parallels between his work as a doctor and as a singer, noting that some of the best conductors in the world were doctors before they turned to music.

    "One minute, you're ministering to people with a physical ailment, and then you make the decision to perform in front of thousands and hope you affect them," he says.

    Tynan has displayed his ability to touch people with his vocal performances on stage. He is perhaps most widely known in the U.S. for his stirring renditions of "God Bless America" before major sporting events, his moving performance at the funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, and his consoling presence at the memorial for Sept. 11. Since coming to the U.S. 19 years ago, Tynan has become a go-to figure for both moments of sad reflection and joyous celebration.

    At his concert in West Barnstable, he promises "sincerity and truth in the sound," and "the privilege of being nostalgic" as his songs bring memories of people loved and lost.

    His set list as a solo artist is broader than when he performs with the Tenors, and on Sunday will likely include a Broadway showtune and a religious song. (As a Catholic, he also gives much credit for his ongoing success to his faith.)

    As he performs alongside pianist Bill Lewis, with whom he's worked for 17 years, Tynan just wants to provide comfort and connection to his devoted fans.

    "I always like the audience to feel I'm singing to them in their own living room, just for them," he says.

  • Broadway World: Acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan Returns to Patchogue Theatre in April for One-Night Performance
    Broadway World: Acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan Returns to Patchogue Theatre in April for One-Night Performance
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    Broadway World: Acclaimed Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan Returns to Patchogue Theatre in April for One-Night Performance
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    Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is honored to welcome back acclaimed Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, in "An Evening with Ronan Tynan" on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m.

    Ronan Tynan moves people like few others can. His personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing captivates and inspires audiences nationwide. Called the "burly tenor with a big, silvery voice" by Variety, Tynan accompanied by his long time pianist Bill Lewis, will bring a repertoire that is diverse as it is entertaining: a mix of Irish favorites, selections from the great American songbook, contemporary, as well as newly written material. The New York Times recognizes Tynan's "unornamented singing as distinct relief, who lets the lines of familiar melodies soar without fancy embellishment."

    Introduced to American audiences in 1999 as a member of The Irish Tenors, Tynan continues to perform throughout the United States and record new material as a solo artist. In addition, he is currently the Alltech Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky's Opera Theatre program teaching Vocal Performance and Voice and Repertoire classes with a focus in oratorio and opera at the undergraduate and graduate level.

    Tickets for "An Evening with Ronan Tynan" are available online, by phone or at the box office. Ticket prices range from $48 to $60 plus a ticket service fee. For more information on Ronan Tynan's one-night engagement at Patchogue Theatre, visit PatchogueTheatre.org or call the Box Office at 631-207-1313.

    If you are interested in booking Ronan Tynan for an event, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404.


  • Cape Cod: Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Make Cape Cod Appearance
    Cape Cod: Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Make Cape Cod Appearance
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    WEST BARNSTABLE – Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will be performing at the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College next month.

    Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal.

    Following his mother’s advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.

    Tynan will perform songs from his rich repertoire of Irish folksongs and American classics.

    Tickets for the March 19 show are $39-59 and are on sale now at capecodshows.com.

    Ronan is known as a modern day “renaissance man” and has faced a number of challenges throughout his well-documented life.

    In the spring of 2005, Ronan released his self-titled debut album, which began a new era in his career.

    Ronan debuted number two on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, just behind Josh Groban, and was the eighth best-selling classical crossover album of 2005.

    It also reached number two on the World Album Chart and peaked at number nine on the Contemporary Christian Chart.

    For more information on ESB exclusive speaker Ronan Tynan, call Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404.

  • Ronan Tynan Concert – Internationally Acclaimed Irish Tenor
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    Ronan Tynan Concert – Internationally Acclaimed Irish Tenor
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    On February 12, 2017 at 2:00pm, Assumption Church and Academy will be hosting Ronan at Receptions Conference Center. Willis Music Florence is proud to be a sponsor! For more information, call Linda Gray at 859-485-3800 ext 0 or 631-813-8597

    Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that the Man Above guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Following his mother’s advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.

    Tynan’s singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing “Amazing Grace” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan. Ronan is also famous for his performances of “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium during the seventh-inning stretch, which he says have been nothing short of unforgettable. In 2006 he started an affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and has performed “God Bless America” at many of their games.

    Ronan’s ability to simultaneously console and inspire is well-documented. In the wake of 9/11, the men and women of the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department and their families have been able to count on Ronan Tynan’s abiding concern and beautiful voice. Ronan has performed at benefits and memorial services for New York’s Finest and Bravest, and his singing softened the sorrow of many in the wake of the tragedy.

    Of course, there have been plenty of joyous moments in Ronan’s career as well. In the spring of 2004, the Belmont Stakes got off to a rollicking start when Tynan—a passionate horseman himself—christened the race with a ringing rendition of “New York, New York.” This is of particular interest marking the first time ever in Belmont’s 30-year history that a singer was invited to perform live as they traditionally play the version recorded by Frank Sinatra. Tynan has performed for countless dignitaries worldwide including the wedding of New York’s former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to Judith Nathan on the grounds of Gracie Mansion. His voice also brightened the 80th birthday celebration of former President George H.W. Bush in the summer of 2004 in Houston.

    In the spring of 2005, Ronan released his self-titled debut album, which began a new era in his career. “I think it shows a greater versatility than any other album I’ve done,” Tynan has said. “I wanted to sing a greater variety of music and spread my wings a bit, make a move out of the classic ‘Irish tenor’ vein.” The album contains the heartfelt “Passing Through,” which honors Ronan’s mother, whose vibrant spirit has been taken away by the long night of Alzheimer’s disease. Ronan debuted #2 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, just behind Josh Groban, and was the 8th best-selling classical crossover album of 2005. It also reached #2 on the World Album Chart and peaked at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Chart. His career has also been well-documented with appearances on Primetime Live, Good Morning America, the Hour of Power, 700 Club, Fox & Friends and many other high-profile television shows.

    Ronan sang at the White House Governors’ Ball at the invitation of President and Mrs. Bush in February, 2007, and in 2008 returned to the White House to sing at the St. Patrick’s Day Reception attended by members of the U.S. and Irish governments. He performed during the Concert of Hope prior to the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium in April, 2008. He is currently in the recording stages of two upcoming CD releases, one an all-Irish CD, and a second collection of songs performed at his concerts and requested by fans throughout the world. In 2007 due to popular demand, he released a DVD of his motivational speech: Hitting the High Notes, Living Life to the Fullest.

    Tynan in Paralympics

    Though Ronan enjoyed singing as a boy, he did not seriously consider formal voice study until he was 33, when he was well into his residency as a physician. His quick success is a typical development in a life of extraordinary achievement. Born with lower limb disability that threatened to sideline him throughout his childhood, Tynan was still “as wild as a March hare” when he was a growing boy, riding horses and racing motorcycles. When he was twenty, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious complications. Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multitalented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, Tynan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records of which he still holds nine.

    The determination instilled in Ronan by his parents, a diminutive couple with gigantic ambitions for their son, soon propelled him to conquer a whole new field. Tynan became the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education. He later became a full-fledged medical doctor, specializing in orthopedic sports injuries, with a degree from prestigious Trinity College.

    Ronan won both the John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go For It less than one year after beginning the study of voice. The following year, he won the International Operatic Singing

    Competition in Maumarde, France. He made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, and cut his teeth on the concert repertoire in performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’sElijah, Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. In 1998, Tynan joined Anthony Kearns and John McDermott (later Finbar Wright) as The Irish Tenors, an instant worldwide sensation. His autobiography Halfway Home was published in February of 2002.

    R Tynan 2012 Patriots Playoff Game

    Ronan is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the U.S., presenting nearly 50 speeches annually for major international corporations and organizations.

    The big Irishman has a special relationship with American audiences now. “America is powerful and intense, and it begs you to take it on,” Tynan marvels. “If you do that and do it right, it will give you absolutely everything you want. The thing I love about America is that there are so many people who want you to do well. They will you to do well. They encourage you, and they rejoice in your success. That’s a great virtue. I think Americans are fantastic people, amazing,” he says. And while Tynan claims that America has given him so much more than he’ll ever be able to give back, those who have attended his concerts, basking in the stirring beauty of his music and rolling with laughter at his self-effacing humor, may well just have to disagree.

  • Ronan Tynan Speaks For Youth Villages
    Ronan Tynan Speaks For Youth Villages
    Nov 20, 2015

    On Nov. 18, Paralympian, speaker and M.D. Ronan Tynan gave a keynote at this year's Youth Villages Employee Conference. Ronan is an exclusive speaker of ours who has an incredibly motivating story to share.

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    Ronan Tynan Speaks For Youth Villages
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    Earlier this week, our exclusive speaker Ronan Tynan gave a keynote at the Youth Villages Employee Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to help troubled youth, both emotionally and behaviorally troubled, and their families live successfully. Youth Villages is in 20 different states and Washington D.C. where they help more than 23,000 children and families yearly. 

    After being honored with standing ovation, it was evident that Ronan had moved and inspired the room of 1,200 people with his story.

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