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The Very Best of Celtic Christmas
Various Artists
The Very Best of Celtic Christmas
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
 
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Ten years on, there are five volumes available in Windham Hill?s hugely popular Celtic Christmas series and this collection gathers together more than 75 minutes of highlights from them. Special gems include the Irish band...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Very Best of Celtic Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/26/2004
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Styles: Celtic, Holiday & Wedding, Celtic New Age, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 828766422627

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Ten years on, there are five volumes available in Windham Hill?s hugely popular Celtic Christmas series and this collection gathers together more than 75 minutes of highlights from them. Special gems include the Irish band Altan?s lovely and ethereal Soillse Na Nollag, the late Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham?s King Holly, King Oak with its quote from one of the oldest lullaby carols of all, and Karan Casey?s delectable vocals wending their way through On A Winter's Day. Galician piper/flautist Carlos Núñez' frisky Galician Carol adds a welcome touch of Iberian light and joy amid what sometimes feels like unremitting reflection and restraint. The songs and carols are heard primarily in acoustic settings, from which marshmallow-like synth lines extrude from time to time. For the most part, though, the musicians lean toward organic textures even when exploring more contemporary treatments, so the overall effect is modern yet homey, warm and peaceful. --Christina Roden

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Lady Faye | Layton, UTAH United States | 01/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For the most part I liked this CD, but I almost wouldn't consider this a Holiday CD. The music was soothing & more like just regular Celtic music. It did have Altan & David Arkenstone on it, which is a major plus. I always like these artists."
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Cindy S. Turner | Mountain View, CA | 01/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very soothing music... I hope to enjoy it more when I have more time, been really busy."