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Dec 20, 2018


Listen to Irish & Celtic Christmas music of 2018 from Peat in the Creel, The Selkie Girls, The Grenaways, Susan Toman, Kilted Kings, Eira, Jil Chambless, Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, Carolina Ceili, Catriona O'Leary, Heather Dale, Spencer & Beane, A Shamrock in Kudzu, David Pedrick, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Sarah Marie Mullen.

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0:06 "Merry Christmas Jig, Masters in this Hall, All Around the Holly Tree" by Peat in the Creel from Winter

5:19 "Wexford Carol" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas

9:41 "Anchor" by The Grenaways from Port Isaac Christmas Album

13:57 "The Sussex Carol" by Susan Toman from Angels on High

17:04 "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen" by Kilted Kings from Single

20:30 "Christmas Is Coming/Red Hair Boy/King's Reel" by Eira from Glen Tidings

24:42 "Christ Child Lullaby" by Jil Chambless, Ed Miller and Scooter Muse from Nollaig Chridheil / Songs of the Christmas Season

28:56 "Merry Munster Mashup" by Carolina Ceili from Holiday Hooley


34:15 "A Virgin Queen in Bethlehem" by Catriona O'Leary from The Wexford Carols

39:25 "See Amid the Winter's Snow" by Heather Dale from Spark

43:03 "Blessed Be That Maid Mairie" by Spencer & Beane from On Christmas Day in the Morning

46:19 "I Saw Three Ships" by A Shamrock in Kudzu from Kudzu for Christmas

47:53 "Gower Wassail" by David Pedrick from Wintertide EP

51:15 "Day Dawn" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

57:53 "Good King Wenceslas" by Sarah Marie Mullen from In the Moon of Wintertime

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