Best Of Celtic Christmas (Bonus Tracks) CD (2002)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Narada Records
SKU 60574669
UPC 724381323625
UPC 14 00724381323625
Format CD
Release Date 10/22/2002
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 13236
Lable Name Narada
Released 09/01/2003
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724381323625
Album Notes and Credits
Adapters: Dougie MacLean; Kathy Mattea.
Liner Note Author: Earle Hitchner.
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.
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
Disc 1
1 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Cathie Ryan (previously unreleased),Enniscorthy Christmas Carol - Dord n
2 Christ Child's Lullabye - Kathy Mattea,Leanbh Ghil Mhilis - Dord n :: Bright Sweet Child - Dord n
3 Christmastime In Ashland - Cormac Breatnach/Martin Dunlea,Christmas Eve Reel (Tommy Coen's Reel) - Dord n (Tommy Coen's Reel)
4 Nowel: Owt Of Your Slepe Aryse - Anonymous 4,Mistletoe Waltz - Dord n
5 The Mummer's Jig/Christmas Eve: The Mummer's Jig / Christmas Eve - The Boys of the Lough,Dra¡ocht Na Ho¡che (The Magic of the Night) - Dord n :: The Magic Of The Night - Dord n
6 Get Me Through December - Natalie MacMaster,Winter Solstice - Dord n
7 I Saw Three Ships - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band,Oiche Nollag (Christmas Eve) - Dord n :: Christmas Reel - Dord n
8 Silent Night - Mairi MacInnes,March of the Dreoil¡n - Dord n
9 Snowy Path, The - Altan,O¡che Chi£in (Silent Night) - Dord n :: Silent Night - Dord n
10 Away In A Manger - El McMeen,F ilte An Fh na¡ (The Wayfarer's Welcome) - Dord n :: The Wayfarer's Welcome - Dord n
11 Nouel - L'Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde,Don O¡che Ud ¡ mBeithil (Because of a Night in Bethlehem) - Dord n :: Because Of A Night In Bethlehem - Dord n
12 Ding Dong Merrily On High - Frankie Gavin/The Carl Hession Orchestra,Polly in the Holly - Dord n
13 Ceol NaNolag - John Whelan,Gartan Mother's Lullaby, The - Dord n
14 Seacht Su ilc¡ na Maighdine Muire - Aoife N¡ Fhearraigh,Ding Dong Merrily on High - Dord n
15 Adeste Fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful) - Bonnie Rideout,Shades of Auld Lang Syne - Dord n
Disc 2
1 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Cathie Ryan (previously unreleased),Enniscorthy Christmas Carol - Dord n
2 Christ Child's Lullabye - Kathy Mattea,Leanbh Ghil Mhilis - Dord n :: Bright Sweet Child - Dord n
3 Christmastime In Ashland - Cormac Breatnach/Martin Dunlea,Christmas Eve Reel (Tommy Coen's Reel) - Dord n (Tommy Coen's Reel)
4 Nowel: Owt Of Your Slepe Aryse - Anonymous 4,Mistletoe Waltz - Dord n
5 The Mummer's Jig/Christmas Eve: The Mummer's Jig / Christmas Eve - The Boys of the Lough,Dra¡ocht Na Ho¡che (The Magic of the Night) - Dord n :: The Magic Of The Night - Dord n
6 Get Me Through December - Natalie MacMaster,Winter Solstice - Dord n
7 I Saw Three Ships - Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band,Oiche Nollag (Christmas Eve) - Dord n :: Christmas Reel - Dord n
8 Silent Night - Mairi MacInnes,March of the Dreoil¡n - Dord n
9 Snowy Path, The - Altan,O¡che Chi£in (Silent Night) - Dord n :: Silent Night - Dord n
10 Away In A Manger - El McMeen,F ilte An Fh na¡ (The Wayfarer's Welcome) - Dord n :: The Wayfarer's Welcome - Dord n
11 Nouel - L'Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde,Don O¡che Ud ¡ mBeithil (Because of a Night in Bethlehem) - Dord n :: Because Of A Night In Bethlehem - Dord n
12 Ding Dong Merrily On High - Frankie Gavin/The Carl Hession Orchestra,Polly in the Holly - Dord n
13 Ceol NaNolag - John Whelan,Gartan Mother's Lullaby, The - Dord n
14 Seacht Su ilc¡ na Maighdine Muire - Aoife N¡ Fhearraigh,Ding Dong Merrily on High - Dord n
15 Adeste Fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful) - Bonnie Rideout,Shades of Auld Lang Syne - Dord n
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