Let's have a Bright Shiny Christmas on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #586.

Anne Roos & David Blonski, Triskele, The Chivalrous Crickets, Enda Reilly, Bart Zeal, Alisa Marie, Spoil the Dance, Cherish the Ladies, Terry McDade With The McDades, Brigid's Bounty, Ken O'Malley, Screaming Orphans, Scythian, Plunk Murray, Eileen Ivers, Brad Tuck, West of Eden


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0:07 - Anne Roos & David Blonski "Winter's Eve Aire" from A Winter's Dance

4:17 - WELCOME

5:14 - Triskele "Dona Nobis Pacem" from Christmas Is A Comin'

6:51 - The Chivalrous Crickets "Wexford Carol / First of Winter" from A Chivalrous Christmas

12:36 - Enda Reilly "Getting Close To Christmas" from Christmas is With Us (Tá An Nollaig Linn)

15:07 - Bart Zeal "Winter Solstace" from December Celebrations

18:03 - Alisa Marie "Ding Dong Merrily on High" from Winter Harp (by the fireside)

19:39 - FEEDBACK

22:48 - Spoil the Dance "Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now Of Christmas)" from single

26:43 - Cherish the Ladies "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" from Christmas in Ireland

30:12 - Terry McDade With The McDades "The Angel Gabriel" from Midwinter

32:40 - Brigid's Bounty "Come Emmanuel Christmas Medley" from Celtic Christmas Medleys

36:48 - Ken O'Malley "Don Oíche ÚD I MBeithil" from Songs By a Winter's Hearth

39:45 - THANKS

41:16 - Screaming Orphans "Wishing You a Merry Christmas" from Happy Christmas, Vol. 1

45:02 - Scythian "Arthur McBride feat. Catie Parker Fedoryka" from Christmas Out at Sea

50:38 - Plunk Murray "Christmas at the Pub" from Christmas in the Pub

53:53 - Eileen Ivers "Children Go" from Scatter the Light

58:32 - Brad Tuck "The Lights of Port de Grave" from single

1:02:20 - CLOSING

1:04:29 - West of Eden "Next Stop Christmas (with Stefan Andersson)" from Next Stop Christmas

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Antje Wilke wrote from Germany last year: "this is now the test of whether you really answer personally (even to a weird German who is nothing but an advanced English learner who stumbled across and fell in love with the Irish language and music while searching for English listening fodder on the internet).

In the middle of 2019, I got an Irish neighbor who didn't speak a single word of German and asked me for assistance all the time. Luckily, I came across the right online English teacher on Instagram who brought me out of my shell...  I soon realized that I love the English from the south of Ireland the most. It was only a matter of time that I also got in touch with Irish culture and tradition (including the language and music). I even started learning Irish and playing the bodhrán. I'm still a beginner in both (maybe my Irish is already a little better than the drumming, but I only started in November). And since I wanted to find music other than my teacher's to play along with, I googled around. And that's how I stumbled across your podcast.

Long story short, I've been fascinated by Celtic music, but even more so since I started learning Irish. I wish one day I could sing some traditional songs in Irish. The Sean Nós singing is so beautiful, too.

Wish you a wonderful Christmas wherever you are and keep on making music and all the stuff around it.

Nollaig Shona agus slán go fóill!”