A Christmas Celebration

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Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration
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Studio album by
Released3 October 2006
GenreCeltic
LanguageEnglish, Irish, Latin
LabelManhattan
ProducerDavid Downes
Celtic Woman chronology
Celtic Woman
(2005)
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration
(2006)
Celtic Woman: A New Journey
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Music Box4/5 stars[1]

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration is the second album from the singing group Celtic Woman. The album's main vocalists are the same five women who were first featured on the PBS music special of the same name: Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew and Máiréad Nesbitt. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in December 2009, for sales of 500,000, and certified Platinum in November 2011 for sales of 1,000,000.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Carol of the Bells"Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Máiréad Nesbitt, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha02:40
2."Silent Night Irish and English version"Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha03:25
3."White Christmas"Agnew, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha03:21
4."Away in a Manger"Fallon02:34
5."Ding Dong Merrily on High"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha03:00
6."Little Drummer Boy"Agnew, Fallon03:48
7."The Christmas Song"Kelly03:35
8."In the Bleak Midwinter"Nesbitt03:31
9."The First Noel"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Ní Mhaolchatha03:52
10."The Wexford Carol"Ni Mhaolchatha03:07
11."Christmas Pipes"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha07:40
12."O Holy Night"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha04:24
13."Panis angelicus"Agnew03:58
14."Green the Whole Year Round"Kelly04:50
15."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha02:41

Bonus track on Japanese edition[edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
16."Beyond The Sea" (30 Sec. CM Version)Agnew, Fallon, Kelly, Nesbitt, Ní Mhaolchatha00:40

Bonus track on Spanish edition[edit]

  1. Don Oíche Úd Mbeithil (That Night In Bethlehem)
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Let It Snow

The 2006 EMI Canada CD release has the following differences. The track sequence is very different. All the "bonus" tracks on the Spanish release are included. The "bonus" track on the Japanese release is not. In The Bleak Midwinter and The First Noel are not included.

DVD[edit]

Recorded July 2007 in Dublin

  1. Carol Of The Bells
  2. Silent Night
  3. White Christmas
  4. Away In A Manger
  5. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  6. Little Drummer Boy
  7. The Christmas Song
  8. In The Bleak Midwinter
  9. The First Noël
  10. The Wexford Carol
  11. Christmas Pipes
  12. O Holy Night
  13. Panis angelicus
  14. Green The Whole Year Round
  15. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  16. Don Oíche Úd I Mbeithil (That Night In Bethlehem)
  17. O Come All Ye Faithful
  18. Let It Snow!

Personnel[edit]

Performers:

The Irish Holiday Film Orchestra was recorded at Icicle Studios, Dublin, Ireland Directed by Timothy Wells Celtic Woman Band:

The Antonas Choir was recorded at South Hill Studios, Dublin, Ireland Directed by Rosemary Collier All Christmas arrangements by David Downes

Chart history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Music Box review
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2012-02-09.[full citation needed]
  3. ^ a b A Christmas Celebration - Celtic Woman
  4. ^ RIAA Archived 2008-09-02 at WebCite