Music from John McGaha, Jed Marum, Pandora Celtica, The Malarkeys, The Gothard Sisters, Heather Dale, Marc Gunn, Brocelïande, The Dregs, Coyote Run, Ceann, MacTalla Mor, The Elders, George Papavgeris.

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Notes: This Week

“Apples in Winter/A Messy Christmas” by John McGaha from The Longest Night, A Winter Celebration

“What Child Is This” by Jed Marum from Rejoice! A Christmas Album

“The Holly & The Ivy” by Pandora Celtica from On Thin Ice

“We're All Home for Christmas” by The Malarkeys from Bloody Brilliant

“Silent Night” by The Gothard Sisters from Christmas

“The Wren” by Heather Dale from The Green Knight

“Christmas in Scotland” by Marc Gunn from Christmas in Scotland – Single

“Gloucestershire Wassail” by Brocelïande from Sir Christèmas – Songs of the Season

“We Be Soldiers Three/Carol of the Bells” by The Dregs from Dreggnog

“Wise Men” by Coyote Run from Tend the Fire

“Christmas Eve Is Here” by Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra from Song of Solstice: Celtic Music for Midwinter

“Hammered This Christmas” by Ceann from Hammered This Christmas Single

“Christmas in Pittsburgh” by Jim O'Connor of Boston Blackthorne from Christmas in Pittsburgh – Single

“No Man's Land (Christmas Truce)” by MacTalla Mor from No Man's Land

“Christmas Day” by The Elders from Christmas Day Single

“(Without You On) Christmas Day” by George Papavgeris from Ordinary Heroes