December 21, 2014 – 6:56 pm

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Hosted by Brian O’Donovan with The Celtic Sojourn Ensemble [A Zootype Project, 2CD]

Live at the Cutler Majestic Theater, Emerson College, Boston, MA; December 13, 2014. Very good HD-FM broadcast.

Get ready for an enchanting night of Celtic music and dance, all to celebrate the holiday season, as Brian O’Donovan hosts A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. Enjoy performances by some of the best musicians, singers… from around the Celtic world, and beyond! -

Thanks to zootype for sharing the show at Dime.

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HD over FM broadcast (WGBH-HD Boston/Public Radio International)
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Disc 1
Track 101. opening medley 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 102. stage intro 1:04 (1.8MB)
Track 103. stage intro 0:37 (1.1MB)
Track 104. A Christmas Childhood - Patrick Cavanaugh 2:28 (4.2MB)
Track 105. Mary’s Boy Child [aka “Long Time Ago in Bethlehem”, Jester Hairston] 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 106. stage intro 1:29 (2.5MB)
Track 107. round-robin medley 6:14 (10.5MB)
Track 108. stage intro 0:55 (1.6MB)
Track 109. Fair Young Lady, traditional - Alyth McCormack, vocal 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 110. stage intro 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 111. medley: Silent Night/Away In A Manger/Adeste Fidelis/Deck The Halls - Alyth McCormack, vocal 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 112. stage intro 0:35 (1.0MB)
Track 113. dance medley 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 114. stage intro 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 115. Brittany (traditional) - Navan vocal group 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 116. slip jig (traditional) 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 117. stage intro 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 118. Ice Flow - Catriona McKay, harp and Chris Stout, fiddle 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 119. stage intro 0:19 (548k)
Track 120. Frosty the Snowman [fades out] 0:50 (1.4MB)
55 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. A Daisy In December (Winifred Horan) - Winifred Horan, fiddle and Lindsay O’Donovan, piano 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 202. stage outro 0:48 (1.4MB)
Track 203. stage intro 1:40 (2.8MB)
Track 204. Here We Go a-Wassailing (traditional) - Alyth McCormack, vocal 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 205. stage intro 1:07 (1.9MB)
Track 206. River (Joni Mitchell) - Alyth McCormack, vocal 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 207. (instrumental) 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 208. stage intro 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 209. The Butte Christmas Song (Seamus Egan and Mick McAuley) - Solas with Seamus Egan, vocal and Mick McAuley, guitar 5:18 (8.9MB)
Track 210. stage intro 0:54 (1.5MB)
Track 211. instrumental (Appalachian) - Solas band 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 212. stage intro 0:42 (1.2MB)
Track 213. Angels We Have Heard on High (traditional) - entire company 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 214. dance medley, instrumental 4:43 (7.9MB)
Track 215. stage intro 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 216. O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel - Adolphe Adam and Placide Cappeau, France) 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 217. Brian O’Donovan’s outro 0:36 (1.0MB)
Track 218. band intros 1:43 (2.9MB)
Track 219. radio outro 1:07 (1.9MB)
57 mins

Paula Plum, artistic director
Brian O’Donovan, program host and vocals
Seamus Egan, music director and vocals
Alyth McCormack, vocals [Island of Lewis, Scotland]
The Foghorn String Band [Portland, Oregon, USA]
Catriona McKay, harp and Chris Stout, fiddle [Scotland]
Winifred Horan, fiddle [New York, USA]
Dancers of Liam Harney’s Academy of Irish Dance [Walpole, Massachusetts USA]
and various artists

The Celtic Sojourn Ensemble:
Kevin Burke [the Bothy Band], fiddle
Winifred Horan, fiddle
Johnny Connolly, accordion
Eamon McElholm, guitar and keyboards
Chico Huff, bass
Lindsay O’Donovan, piano and vocals

Lumiere [The Isle of Man, UK]
Pauline Scanlon
Ellis Kennedy

Navan [Wisconsin, USA]
Amy Curl, vocals
Paul Gorman, vocals
Sheila Shigby, vocals
Elizabeth Simcock, vocals

Solas [USA]
Seamus Egan, flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitar, bodhran
Winifred Horan, fiddle, violin, vocals
Mick McAuley, accordion, concertina, whistle, guitar, vocals
Kamon McElholm, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Niamh Varian-Barry, lead vocals

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  1. 8 Responses to “VARIOUS - A CELTIC CHRISTMAS 2014”

  2. What a load of maudlin black bog Oirish mammy-jammer shite.

    By Gerry Adams on Dec 23, 2014

  3. Is that yerself Gerry, you’ll have had youse tae then ?
    How is it yor acting like a complete celt ?
    Gwan wi yer yer bluenosed babboon.

    By GMAL on Dec 23, 2014

  4. Fess up. you’re one of them Mrs Brown’s boys, aren’t you? I bet you got the full set too.

    By Gerry Adams on Dec 23, 2014

  5. LOL

    By GMAL on Dec 23, 2014

  6. Merry Christmas, GMAL!!!!!

    By Gerry Adams on Dec 24, 2014

  7. And to you Gerry

    By GMAL on Dec 24, 2014

  8. This was a great soundtrack for running around town doing last minute errands on Wednesday. And the joy on that one little dancer’s face is priceless. Thanks BigO, and happy Solstice to all.

    By drkrick on Dec 26, 2014

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