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Format: CD
Sku: 60574669
UPC: 724381323625
UPC 14: 00724381323625
Release Date: 10/22/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Cathie Ryan (previously unreleased) ~ Various Artists
2. Christ Child's Lullabye - Kathy Mattea ~ Various Artists
3. Christmastime In Ashland - Cormac Breatnach/Martin Dunlea ~ Various Artists
4. Nowel: Owt Of Your Slepe Aryse - Anonymous 4 ~ Various Artists
5. The Mummer's Jig/Christmas Eve: The Mummer's Jig / Christmas Eve - The Boys of the Lough ~ Various Artists
6. Get Me Through December - Natalie MacMaster ~ Various Artists
7. I Saw Three Ships - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band ~ Various Artists
8. Silent Night - Mairi MacInnes ~ Various Artists
9. Snowy Path, The - Altan ~ Various Artists
10. Away In A Manger - El McMeen ~ Various Artists
11. Nouel - L'Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde ~ Various Artists
12. Ding Dong Merrily On High - Frankie Gavin/The Carl Hession Orchestra ~ Various Artists
13. Ceol NaNolag - John Whelan ~ Various Artists
14. Seacht Su ilc¡ na Maighdine Muire - Aoife N¡ Fhearraigh ~ Various Artists
15. Adeste Fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful) - Bonnie Rideout ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Enniscorthy Christmas Carol - Dord n ~ Various Artists
2. Leanbh Ghil Mhilis - Dord n :: Bright Sweet Child - Dord n ~ Various Artists
3. Christmas Eve Reel (Tommy Coen's Reel) - Dord n (Tommy Coen's Reel) ~ Various Artists
4. Mistletoe Waltz - Dord n ~ Various Artists
5. Dra¡ocht Na Ho¡che (The Magic of the Night) - Dord n :: The Magic Of The Night - Dord n ~ Various Artists
6. Winter Solstice - Dord n ~ Various Artists
7. Oiche Nollag (Christmas Eve) - Dord n :: Christmas Reel - Dord n ~ Various Artists
8. March of the Dreoil¡n - Dord n ~ Various Artists
9. O¡che Chi£in (Silent Night) - Dord n :: Silent Night - Dord n ~ Various Artists
10. F ilte An Fh na¡ (The Wayfarer's Welcome) - Dord n :: The Wayfarer's Welcome - Dord n ~ Various Artists
11. Don O¡che Ud ¡ mBeithil (Because of a Night in Bethlehem) - Dord n :: Because Of A Night In Bethlehem - Dord n ~ Various Artists
12. Polly in the Holly - Dord n ~ Various Artists
13. Gartan Mother's Lullaby, The - Dord n ~ Various Artists
14. Ding Dong Merrily on High - Dord n ~ Various Artists
15. Shades of Auld Lang Syne - Dord n ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Adapters: Dougie MacLean; Kathy Mattea.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Earle Hitchner.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Andy Watts; Denis Woods; Martina Goggin; Dougie MacLean; Collette O'Leary; Dearbhaill Standun; William Jackson & Scottish Orchestra of Music; Kathleen Loughnane; Kathy Mattea; Mary Bergin; Aly Bain; Moya Brennan; Aoife N¡ Fhearraigh; Steve Cooney; Bonnie Rideout; Cathal McConnell; Cathie Ryan.
Muze PNote Narada Records has a long history of brilliant world music compilations and Christmas samplers, and this enjoyable, joyous yet often poignant gathering of Celtic music's brightest stars adds another beautiful ornament to that evergreen tree. The key to any successful musical smorgasbord is variety, and this celebration of the holidays in Ireland offers that in abundance. Cathie Ryan's folksy "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" opens the disc whimsically, while Kathy Mattea's rich, soulful voice imparts the "Christ Child's Lullabye" with a convincing refrain of "Hallelujah!" and simple, hypnotic guitar accompaniment. Each tune features a different lead instrument or vocal: flute ("Christmastime in Ashland"), a soft, classical-flavored choir ("Nowel"), acoustic guitar and pennywhistle (the festive "The Mummer's Jig/Christmas Eve"), and yet more pennywhistle and small Irish-accented choir ("I Saw Three Ships"). It's not all happy clappy, however. The festive mood is beautifully balanced by sad reflections like Natalie MacMaster's "Get Me Through December," which may remind you that the holidays aren't a joyous affair for those who are suffering. Listeners who find themselves in a funk may just snap out of it after hearing this thoughtful gathering. ~ Jonathan Widran

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/01/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 13236
Music Label Name Label : Narada
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724381323625

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