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Celtic Christmas


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A year after legendary O’Flaherty’s Irish Channel Pub opened in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, the 1990 Christmas rolled around.  To commemorate the event, Danny O’Flaherty of Ireland enlisted Robin James-Jones of Wales to help put together A Celtic Christmas to celebrate the true Christmas customs of their Celtic Nations – Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia, and the Isle of Man.

The program became a beloved annual event and survived the departure of Robin and other regulars.  In 2001, Danny, Michael, and Janet revamped the production-encompassing both Christian traditions and their pagan roots- into a concert presentation with stories, dances and songs, both traditional and original.  

This version played the Galveston Grand Opera House, across Louisiana and Texas, and produced a second public television special.  Hurricane Katrina closed O’Flaherty’s Pub and put Celtic Christmas on hiatus for the first time in 15 years, but, like the city where it was established, it has returned and continues to evolve and play prominent venues around the world.

Michael P. Cahill

Track List

  1. Introduction
  2. Bonfire
  3. Introduction
  4. Logs to Burn
  5. Introduction
  6. The Wind At the First Christmas
  7. Peacefully My Baby Sleeps
  8. Introduction
  9. The Christ Child Lullaby
  10. Introduction
  11. The Road That Mary Trod
  12. Introduction
  13. Go Your Ways, Greenleaves
  14. Introduction
  15. Come, Buy My Fresh Ivy
  16. Introduction
  17. Roses for Christmas
  18. Introduction
  19. Wassail, Wassail
  20. The Wren, the Wren/Irish Washerwoman
  21. Introduction
  22. Little Red Bird
  23. Introduction
  24. My Little Sabot
  25. Introduction
  26. An Nollaig Sa Mbaile Le Cheile (Christmas At Home Together)


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