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Songs of Christmas
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These International Ambassadors of Irish Music have Been Charming and Entertaineing People around the World for Since 1963, and Continue to Delight Audiences with their Exciting Stage Shows. This is a Great Collection of Christmas Songs Including the Hugely Popular "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".
One of Ireland's best-loved folk music ensembles mixes traditional Irish holiday fare with more familiar carols and songs. For those who prefer the latter, there's "The Christmas Traveller," Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake," "Christmas in Killarney," and "Bells Over Belfast," sung as a prayer for peace in Northern Ireland. The Irish Rovers are primarily a vocal group, and their robust singing is prominently featured in the mix, sometimes to the detriment of the spirited instruments such as fiddle, flute, pipes, bouzouki, and bones. That said, this is still a merry set of tunes, contagious for its sense of good cheer, camaraderie, and sense of humor (the Rovers cover that old fractured favorite "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"). Just try to sit still or not sing along when the lads break into "Christmas Caroling" with all the gusto of a good round of pints at the pub. --Martin Keller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Universal/Hip-O presents this album with fourteen festive and joyous songs to celebrate Holiday Season---some stand outs are "BELLS OVER BELFAST"..."CHRISTMAS CAROLING"..."MISS FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE", wonderful arrangements and the spirit of traditional themes---my highlight pick is "THE CHRISTMAS TRAVELLER", recently composed with a high spirited telling of the "Birth of Jesus", spiritual lyrics with folk-style passages telling of a newborn child and a Holy Light...lively, unforgettable, lingering within your heart.
Hip-O and The Irish Rovers have captured the season with this album..."Songs Of Christmas", recommend you pick this one up, feel the flow and the real meaning of Christmas!
Total Time: 44:57 on 14 Tracks ~ Universal/Hip-O Records 012-159-773-2 ~ (2000)
My granddaughter danced to this tune (Bells Over Belfast) in her Celtic Christmas Dance recital in December. I wanted to surprise her with the exact same tune and found it on Amazon by The Irish Rovers.
She was delighted and has spent many happy hours dancing to this tune and others on the CD.