The Very Best of Celtic Christmas

The Very Best of Celtic Christmas


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Culled from Windham Hill's five best-selling Celtic Christmas collections, this 19-track Best Of features atmospheric yuletide classics and originals from some of contemporary Celtic music's most celebrated performers. Highlights include Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Donal Lunny's lush "Third Carol for a Christmas Day," Altan's "Soillse Na Nollag (The Lights of Christmas)" and former Silly Wizard fiddler Johnny Cunningham's "King Holly, King Oak." These are reverently performed and arranged tunes that despite their occasional nose-dive into new age, factory-preset keyboard-land, manage to provide the audio equivalent of a well-tended fireplace.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0887254261827
catalogNumber: 542618
Rank: 20197

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin Burke   Fiddle
Dónal Lunny   Bouzouki,Guitar,Keyboards,Bodhran
David Arkenstone   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Steve Reid   Percussion
Jeff Johnson   Keyboards
Sid Page   Violin
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Piano,Harmonium,Vocals
William Coulter   Steel Guitar
Daíthí Sproule   Guitar
Benjamin Verdery   Classical Guitar
Robert Becker   Viola
Máire Breatnach   Violin,Vocals
Liam Bradley   Percussion
Karan Casey   Vocals
Mark Chatfield   Viola Da Gamba
Jon Clarke   Penny Whistle
Johnny Cunningham   Fiddle
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Dunning   Flute,Accordion,Penny Whistle
Tim Ellis   Guitar
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Mark Kelly   Guitar
Peter Kent   Violin
Randy Kerber   Piano
Mark Knopfler   Electric Guitar
Manus Lunny   Acoustic Guitar
Paddy Moloney   uillean pipes
Don Markese   Penny Whistle
Arty McGlynn   Guitar
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Vocals
Adele O'Dwyer   Cello
Liam O'Flynn   uillean pipes
Dean Parks   Guitar
Ciarán Tourish   Fiddle
Aine Minogue   Harp,Vocals,Irish Harp
Rod McVey   Keyboards
Nancy Roth   Violin
W.G. Snuffy Walden   Guitar
Phil Cunningham   Accordion,Keyboards
Roger Hadley   Cymbals
Carlos Núñez   Recorder,Gaita
Enrique Iglesias   Violin
David Agnew   Oboe,Cor anglais
David Downes   Piano,Keyboards,uillean pipes
Ken Rice   Violin
Seamus Brett   Keyboards
Pancho Alvarez   Bouzouki
Diego Bouzon   spanish guitar
Pablo Cano   Harpsichord
Janet Chvatal   Vocals
Pablo Muzquiz   Double Bass
Marcos Vazquez   Tambourine,Bodhran
Gregg Williams   Percussion,Drums
Niall Vallely   Concertina
Lisa Lynne   celtic harp
Jim McGraff   Bodhran
Mary Barton   Violin
John Fitzpatrick   Fiddle,Guitar,Keyboards,Viola,Low Whistle
Dermot Byrne   Accordion
Robbie Overson   Guitar
Sean Keane   Fiddle
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick   Cello
Stephen Cooney   Guitar
Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill   Vocals
Kathy Halverson   Oboe

Technical Credits

Altan   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Burke   Producer
Dónal Lunny   Arranger,Producer
David Arkenstone   Composer
Nightnoise   Arranger
Jeff Johnson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
William Coulter   Arranger
Benjamin Verdery   Arranger
Dawn Atkinson   Producer
Máire Breatnach   Composer,Producer,Whistle
Brian Capouch   Engineer
Karan Casey   Composer,Producer
Johnny Cunningham   Composer
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brian Dunning   Composer
Dan Fitzgerald   Engineer
Avi Kipper   Engineer
Paddy Moloney   Producer
Brian Masterson   Producer,Engineer
Arty McGlynn   Composer
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Composer
Liam O'Flynn   Composer
Bennett Salvay   String Arrangements
Bob Stark   Engineer
Ciarán Tourish   Whistle
Aine Minogue   Composer
Philip Begley   Engineer
Tom Kochan   Arranger
W.G. Snuffy Walden   Composer,Producer
Phil Cunningham   Composer,Whistle
Carlos Núñez   Arranger
David Downes   Arranger,Director,Whistle
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Seamus Brett   Producer,Engineer
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer
Alastair McMillan   Engineer
Niall Vallely   Producer
Lisa Lynne   Composer
Mary Barton   Composer
Denise Barbarita   Engineer
John Fitzpatrick   Composer
Paul Verna   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Brian P. Meyers   Composer
Mike Aarvold   Engineer
Gil Morales   Engineer
Proinsias Ó Maonaigh   Composer
Stephen Cooney   Composer
Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill   Arranger
Greg Young   Licensing
David Noton   Cover Photo

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