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Night Before: Celtic Christmas
Dordan
Night Before: Celtic Christmas
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
 
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What makes this more distinctive than most similarly produced and played Celtic holiday records is the spirit and sensibility Dordán brings to bear. Here is a Christmas Eve concept record meant to re-create the Irish tradi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dordan
Title: Night Before: Celtic Christmas
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 1/1/1998
Re-Release Date: 8/25/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384615826

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What makes this more distinctive than most similarly produced and played Celtic holiday records is the spirit and sensibility Dordán brings to bear. Here is a Christmas Eve concept record meant to re-create the Irish tradition of mixing poetry, song, and traditional music with family and friends the night before the big day. There is serenity and mirth-making aplenty throughout the 50 minutes. Especially memorable, however, is the magical reading of "Silent Night" ("Oiche Chiuin," in Gaelic) and a few other noteworthy pieces. --Martin Keller

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CD Reviews

Emotionally Pure
Big Mack Daddy | USA | 12/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's not a whole lot to say about this incredible work, it would be like "dancing about architecture" but I can say that these pieces, and particularly The Mistletoe Waltz for me, are an absolute beauty."
Just Beautiful
Michael Patrick Boyd | Waukesha, WI | 12/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Night Before...A Celtic Christmas by Dordan is forty-nine minutes and thirty-two seconds long and released on September 9, 1997. All of the music is in Celtic\Irish setting. Even the words are sung in Gaelic. The only traditional Christmas song on it is Silent Night; and that is done in a Cetic twist. If you love Irish music and Christmas, then this cassette is for you. The Night Before...A Celtic Christmas by Dordan gets an AAA+++.

Side 1
Twenty-five minutes and forty-one seconds

Enniscorthy Christmas Carol
Leanbh Ghil Mhilis [Bright Sweet Child]
Christmas Eve Reel
Mistletoe Waltz
Draíocht Na Hoíche (The Magic of the Night)
Winter Solstice
Oiche Nollag (Christmas Eve)
March of the Dreolín

Side 2
Twenty-three minutes and fifty-one seconds.

Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night)
Fáilte an Fhánaí (The Wayfarer's Welcome)
Don Oíche Úd Í Mbeithil (Because of a Night in Bethlehem)
Polly in the Holly
The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Shades of Auld Lang Syne"