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Christmas is a coming in 2022 with Triskele and the Celtic Christmas Podcast #64. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com.
Music from We Banjo 3, Reilly, Caitríona O'Leary, Triskele, The Barra MacNeils
Welcome to the Celtic Christmas Podcast
I am Marc Gunn. I am a musician and podcaster. We are promoting Celtic culture through Christmas cheer.
I’m working on another new format for this show in 2022.
Galway-based We Banjo 3 has one foot in Irish music and one foot in Americana music, seamlessly combining the virtuosity and precision in each genre’s traditional disciplines with the artful song-craft and infectious live performance of today’s musical landscape.
This is their 10th year performing together to thousands of fans at Irish and Bluegrass festivals.
Their latest album is called Open the Road. And I'm happy I looked up that information because I can also add it to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast that I host.
0:53 - We Banjo 3 "Joy to the World" from A Winter Wonderful
3:40 - THANK YOU CHRISTMAS PATRONS
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Winners of the folk rock/Celtic band of the year award by Wisconsin Area Music Industry for 2019 and 2015, Reilly have garnered a reputation for being an interactive, get-off-your-chair act.
The band’s circuit continues to grow along with their reputation for being a highly respected professional group. National programs such as Good Morning Ireland, Blarney on the Air, and Paddyrock internet radio have featured Reilly. Celtic Radio Music Network rates them as five out of five stars. Their ability to adapt Celtic music to an American rock audience, and include unexpected rock favorites into their set, makes them the perfect eclectic choice in today’s watered down and predictable Celtic scene.
Their latest album is called Durty Pool. You can find it on their Bandcamp page.
4:47 - Reilly "For You On Christmas" from Kick Ass Celtic Christmas
8:13 - PLAYLIST: Christmas Drive
There a number of Celtic Christmas playlists that I published on Spotify. The Christmas Drive playlist is Christmas music you will enjoy while taking a holiday drive to see your family or friends.
The Wexford Carols is a 2014 album of traditional Irish carols by Caitríona O'Leary featuring guest singers Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens and more. The album went to No.1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
8:52 - Caitríona O'Leary "Tell Shepherds" from The Wexford Carols
15:16 - HOLIDAY FEATURE: Triskele
Triskele, [pronounced Tris-Kay-lee] is the premier all~female Celtic band out of Albany NY. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing in the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit. Noeleen, who grew up in Dublin and is the youngest of 16, taught Sharon and Jenn the Gaelic language through song. These ladies perform, primarily, traditional Celtic/Irish music, but also have written originals. Triskele not only revitalizes the Gaelic language, but weaves history and traditions about growing up in Ireland. This gives the listener a deeper appreciation and understanding of Irish/Celtic history.
Triskele stands out in a Celtic music world dominated by men. They have gained fans and supporters with their ability to keep traditional songs traditional. Fans have stated that they enjoy hearing songs sung with the unique qualities of the female voice; given the timbre and rich, clear harmonies.
I’m particularly smitten with their byline–Celtic Trad. with a Women's Touch
Their song “Christmas Is a Comin’” is a new addition to the Celtic Christmas music world. But I’ll let them tell you more about it.
16:24 - STORY OF CHRISTMAS IS A COMIN’
18:02 - Triskele “Christmas Is A Comin’” from Christmas Is A Comin’
Do you have a Christmas story to share? Drop me an email. Include a picture for our shownotes.
19:57 - WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC CHRISTMAS SONG IN THIS EPISODE?
Make sure you add the song to your own Celtic music playlist or even better, support the artist by buying their music and joining their mailing list, or even joining their Patreon page. Several have that as well.
There’s another way to share your favorite track in this episode. You can vote for your favorite song or tune when you join us on Patreon. The most-popular track will be added to our Christmas playlists. You have just two weeks to vote. So…
Then let me know if there’s a Celtic Christmas song or tune that I should add to the next episode of the show.
For more than three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship. They are Canada’s Celtic ambassadors!
Their Christmas album is currently available on vinyl. You’ll also find a wooden tree ornament in their store along with all of their albums.
21:22 - The Barra MacNeils "Party In Washabuckt" from The Christmas Album
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Celtic Christmas Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs.
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