Nollaig shona daoibh! Enjoy Irish & Celtic Christmas music for 2023 on show #640.

The Gothard Sisters, Brad Tuck, The Chivalrous Crickets, The McDades, Mad Maudlin, Brendan Monaghan, The Langer's Ball, The Sternwheelers, Scythian, Corey Purcell, Drumspyder, Crossed Cannons, Clare Cunningham, Alisa Marie, Bart Zeal, Plunk Murray, Ashley Davis, Anne Roos & David Blonski, Enda Reilly


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0:09 - The Gothard Sisters "Here We Come A Caroling" from A Celtic Christmas

3:24 - WELCOME

5:16 - Brad Tuck "The Christmas Ornament" from Songs for Christmastime

8:57 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Carol Set  -  Sussex Carol / Bring a Torch Isabella / In dulci jubilo / Ding Dong Merrily on High" from A Chivalrous Christmas

14:27 - The McDades "Dreaming on a Yuletide Night" from A Winter Collection

16:54 - Mad Maudlin "The Snowy Path" from Empty Chairs

20:35 - Brendan Monaghan "The Snow Fell Down" from Lovers Always Win

24:15 - FEEDBACK

25:50 - The Langer's Ball "Christmas in Carrick" from Single  -  2023

28:22 - The Sternwheelers "No Room For A Christmas Tree" from Fairytale of New York

32:38 - Scythian "I Saw Three Ships" from Christmas Out at Sea

35:48 - Corey Purcell "Arthur McBride" from Undaunted

41:48 - Drumspyder "Winter Nights" from Sunne and Mona

45:53 - Crossed Cannons "I'm Stuck in the Chimney" from A Pirate Christmas Story

48:41 - Clare Cunningham "Feel Good Christmas" from Feel Good Christmas

52:05 - THANKS

54:24 - Alisa Marie "O'Carolan's Cup" from Winter Harp (by the fireside)

56:30 - Bart Zeal "Yule" from December Celebrations

59:08 - Plunk Murray "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" from Christmas in the Pub

1:03:17 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "A Winter's Dance" from A Winter's Dance

1:07:55 - Ashley Davis (feat. Colin Farrell) "The Snows of Marrakesh" from Songs of the Celtic Winter II

1:11:28 - Enda Reilly "Tá An Nollaig Linn" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

1:14:18 - CLOSING

1:17:08 - The Celtic Kitchen Party "Jingle Bells" from One Celtic Christmas

1:20:29 - CREDITS

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