One of the more impressive things about A Christmas Celebration is its glowing immediacy. The record's rich vocals and colorful instrumentals create a concert-like setting, reprising the season's most loved hymns, carols, and pop standards, along with a Gaelic version of "That Night in Bethlehem." Unexpected numbers such as "Christmas Pipes" and "Carol of the Bells" (here led by the spirited violin playing of Meav Ni Mhaolchatha) only enhance an already engaging disc that finely weaves between the piety of classical music and the playfulness of pop. Chloe Agnew, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, and Mariread Nesbitt combine their Celtic voices against orchestral arrangements and sparser settings--spiked with the traditional Irish fare of uilleann pipes, harp, and ancient choral harmony--to deliver an assortment of reverent but lively arrangements that wouldn't be out of place at a church, concert hall, or good Irish celli. --Martin Keller --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
I ordered this cd and the other one because a friend of mine likes Irish music, but just the women. So these were bought as a gift.Published on Sept. 8 2012 by BJ
The CD was fine but it took DHL far too long to deliver it That is all I can say Teresa AllenPublished on Dec 3 2011 by Teresa Allen