"A CELTIC CHRISTMAS" ... a CD featuring
29 Yuletide Favorites from Ireland and Scotland

* * * FOUR TOP traditional musicians blend their talents to produce a unique recording of Christmas standards and Irish-Scots folk favorites. * * *

 

FEATURED are Scots bagpipe virtuoso George Balderose, ragtime guitar legend Ernie Hawkins, Irish tinwhistle master L.E. McCullough and jazz keyboard ace T.H. Gillespie. The result — a warm, vibrant garland of Yuletide and Irish & Scots tunes guaranteed to drive the winter chill from your door!

 

  1. Il Est Né / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Good King Wenceslaus (3:17)

  2. Angels We Have Heard on High / We Three Kings / O Come All Ye Faithful (6:26)

  3. Christ Child’s Lullaby / Da Cold Nights of Winter (3:49)

  4. Deck the Halls / We Wish You a Merry Christmas (2:41)

  5. O Little Town of Bethlehem / I Saw Three Ships / Une Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella / Here We Come A-Wassailing (4:12)

  6. Silent Night (4:53)

  7. The Wexford Carol / Christmas Eve (4:14)

  8. Amazing Grace (3:20)

  9. Greensleeves / Hark the Herald Angels / Jingle Bells (4:38)

  10. First Noel / Joy to the World (3:55)

  11. St. Stephen’s Carol / Drops of Brandy (3:04)

  12. Come, O Come Emmanuel / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Away in a Manger (3:56)

  13. Auld Lang Syne (5:33)

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“A lot of CDs promise Celtic, but few deliver such an authentic and enchanting experience as A Celtic Christmas. The rich acoustic textures and pleasant musicality of these arrangements quickly warmed me up to the virtues of this record.

 

“Featuring a tremendously talented group of contemporary folk musicians, A Celtic Christmas resonates with the sounds of the British Isles. I particularly liked the sound of The First Noel/Joy to the World medley and thought their arrangement of Auld Lang Syne, which featured the instrument and mood of each musician in turn, was appropriately sentimental for ringing in a new millennium. An evocative and pleasurable experience.

 

George Balderose's fine work on bagpipes lays down the Scottish base for a catchy instrumental quartet. L.E. McCullough contributes a hint of Irish spring with his tin whistle. T.H. Gillespie adds beautifully traditional percussive sensibilities, and Ernie Hawkins knits these brilliant threads into a beautiful Celtic fabric with his strong, but relatively understated work on guitar."      — Richard Banks, ChristmasReviews.com

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