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Album Review: Celtic Christmas


Putumayo_CelticChristmas__77356_zoomCeltic Christmas

Presented by Putumayo World Music


This is a fabulous collection of holiday favorites presented in the Celtic Song tradition, sung in the warm and loving spirit of the Emerald Isles. Putumayo World Music gathered the best artists of the Celtic Music world to create a holiday album that warms the spirit and heart as would a cup of hot cider and the love of family and friends. This collection of Christmas music truly brings this joyous day into a home and will become your holiday soundscape, rich music and soft vocals shine and sparkle in your ears like the decorations on your tree and the snow falling from the sky.



What I found as delightful in this album was that there were some very interesting and playful takes on the old traditional favorites as they were interpreted by the artists that performed on this album. Some like Nollaig Bhán (White Christmas) were sung in Gaelic, the traditional language of the Celtic Isles, as well as loving interpretations from personal perspective like Little Drummer Girl. The songs that were sung in the original form, like Here We Come A-Wassailing, O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Joy to the World were so easy to follow along with, I and my kids listened to this album and began to sing along without even noticing. Other tracks on the album include Manx Jezebel Carol, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Auld Lang Syne, Noel Nouvelet, Angels We Have Heard on High and Good King Wenceslas.

I feel once you have heard Celtic Christmas from Putumayo World Music; it will become a holiday classic in your home and would be enjoyed year after year, resounding through your home and hearts as fresh ad when you first hear its enchanting rhythms and melodies. This album is available in many fine retailers, but if you want to get it as soon as possible, it is available on disc and instant download from Amazon.Com, I would also suggest you take a moment to look at the other fantastic albums from Putumayo World Music.

May you and yours have a wonderful holiday, and all the blessings of the season be yours!

Joseph Timmons

Xombiewoof.Com Online Music Magazine



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About Joseph Timmons (9631 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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