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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Building a Capacity for Resilience 
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was the Great Pyramid of Giza nor our capacity to withstand hardships and recover from the harshest of losses.  Resiliency is not something that people are born with, but anyone with the proper tools can build the capacity for it.  Ronan Tynan takes the audience on a journey in his newest acclaimed keynote speech drawing on his experiences of resiliency including bouncing back from his bilateral amputation when he was 21.  With his trademark humor and amazing voice, Tynan will have audiences standing and cheering as he teaches them how they can persevere through life’s toughest challenges and keep taking risks.

Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest
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.


  • Halfway Home: My Life 'til Now


  • Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan performs at Turnage Theater in Washington
    Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan performs at Turnage Theater in Washington
    Apr 03, 2019
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    Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan performs at Turnage Theater in Washington
    Apr 03, 2019

    WASHINGTON NC, (WITN) World renowned singer Ronan Tynan, one of the Irish Tenors, performed Tuesday night at the Turnage Theater in Washington.

    The concert was sponsored by the Beaufort County Concert Association.

    Tynan is known for his versatile range and first gained international attention after winning a singing competition in the 1990's. He later became a member of the group the Irish Tenors.

    Tynan has played for presidents, two Popes, numerous benefits following 9/11 and most recently for President Bush's funeral.

    We talked with him prior to his performance and he said, "People in general really enjoy it, and that's what I want. I want to give for the next hour and a half to two hours that they're sitting down, they're going to have to allow themselves the freedom of memory lane."

    Tynan is also a doctor and participated in the paralympics. He was born with a condition that caused his lower legs to be underdeveloped. His legs were amputated below the knees following a car accident when he was 20.


  • Irish Tenors' Ronan Tynan’s tour takes him to Munster
    Irish Tenors' Ronan Tynan’s tour takes him to Munster
    Apr 01, 2019
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    Irish Tenors' Ronan Tynan’s tour takes him to Munster
    Apr 01, 2019

    He may be best known for being part of the Irish Tenors but Ronan Tynan’s resume ranges from platinum recording artist and motivational speaker to educator and Paralympics gold medalist.

    Lakeshore Community Concerts presents the man billed as America’s Irish tenor April 8 at Munster High School Auditorium.

    “Anyone who follows me knows I’m fairly eclectic and versatile in what I do,” said Tynan via phone from his Boston home.

    “There will be quite a good selection of Irish songs but there will be some Broadway stuff. There will be some contemporary and there’ll be some surprises that the audience won’t expect. Every time I sing I make it like I’m singing the song for the first time. It never gets old. It’s always a new audience.”

    Tynan’s repertoire is described as including “selections from the operatic, oratorio, concert and pop music genres.”

    “It’s very important that singers don’t put themselves in a box. You have to be known as a singer who can sing almost anything,” said Tynan, a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky.

    Tynan, who published his autobiography “Halfway Home: My Life ’til Now” in 2002, will be joined by accompanist William “Bill” Lewis for the Munster performance.

    “I’ve worked with my pianist for almost 18 years so we’re a team. We’re like brothers. We get on super well. That’s everything when you have somebody who knows you. You can’t buy that,” said Tynan who had his first singing lesson in 1992 at age 32 when he was a medical doctor in residency.

    Tynan, who was the subject of Shay Healy’s documentary film “Doctor Courageous,” originally joined the Irish Tenors in 1998 and has performed with fellow members Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns throughout the world. The trio has been seen in several PBS specials including the popular “Ellis Island.”

    “We’ve brought wonderful Irish music to basically the world,” said Tynan.

    “What we’re doing is giving new life to old songs. It’s great fun and people enjoy it. That in itself is, to me, a great feeling and gives people their own nostalgia. It allows them to interpret the songs the way they want to interpret them and brings back memories for them.”

    Tynan’s memorable moments have included performing for the late Pope John Paul II at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Pope Benedict XVI at the Concert of Hope in 2008 in New York and singing “Last Full Measure of Devotion” at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral in December.

    “President Bush and I had a great friendship. I was singing for a great friend,” said Tynan, who sang “Amazing Grace” and “Ave Maria” at the 2004 funeral of former President Ronald Reagan and has performed for former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton.

    Tynan, a bilateral amputee who won 18 gold medals and set 14 world records from 1981-1984 while participating in the Paralympic Games, also offers motivational programs such as “Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest.”

    “One of the biggest factors is the importance of family and people who believe in you and give you the incredible sense that you can achieve anything,” said Tynan, who competed in track and field and as an equestrian and has become known for performing “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium in New York.

    “When you find that others have believed in you, it brings out the finest from you.”

  • The Irish Tenors Take the Stage St. Patrick's Day Weekend
    The Irish Tenors Take the Stage St. Patrick's Day Weekend
    Mar 01, 2019
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    The Irish Tenors Take the Stage St. Patrick's Day Weekend
    Mar 01, 2019

    The international trio The Irish Tenors, on their 20th Anniversary Tour, take stage at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center for one night only, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Celebrate St. Patrick's day with a night of fabulous singing!

    Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world.

    Since they first joined voices in 1998, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe with new life. Moreover, they've proven themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material, with such songs as "My Heart Will Go On" (from Titanic), "Fairytale Of New York"(previously recorded by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues) and even Jimmy Kennedy's "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)". These songs live comfortably in their repertoire alongside "Danny Boy," "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Fields Of Athenry".

    The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert halls across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

    Recently Ronan Tynan had the honor of singing at former President George H. W. Bush's funeral.

    They are surely versatile, but for many, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan are synonymous with Irish music. There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland's musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye. The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors.

    The Irish Tenors continue to tour constantly, thrilling old fans and winning new ones all around the globe. In the United States, they are one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2. Whether as the powerful vocal trio in full flight, or in their cameo solo spots, a concert performance by The Irish Tenors is an experience that never fails to excite and bear witness to the power of great music when performed by true artists.


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