Winter Solas

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Winter Solas
Studio album by Solas
Released 1998
Recorded 1996-1998
Genre Christian music
Length 49:53
Label GIA Publications
Producer Paul MacAree
Solas chronology
Solas An Domhain
(1995)Solas An Domhain1995
Winter Solas
Solas An Chroí
(2001)Solas An Chroí2001

Winter Solas is an album of songs and psalm settings, focusing on the liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas and Pentecost, by the Belfast-based liturgical music group Solas. It was released in 1998, and is now distributed by GIA Publications.

Winter Solas does not yet have an accompanying book of sheet music in the public domain, but the scores of most songs are available by request.

From GIA's website:

Perfect for quiet winter nights by the fire, the latest effort by the Irish vocal ensemble Solas offers a soothing, meditative listening experience with light voices and traditional Celtic instruments and styles. Sounds of the season abound from the prayerfulness of Advent to the joy of Christmas and the fulfillment of the Song of Simeon! Winter Solas is a perfect addition to your seasonal music collection!

Track listing[edit]

  1. A Soul Thirsting for God (Eamon Martin)
  2. Magnificat (Mairead Weir/Brian Quinn)
  3. Wells of Salvation (Ciaran McLoughlin)
  4. Out of the Depths (John Robinson)
  5. Deeper Waters (Micheál Downes)
  6. Lament for the Innocent (Pól Mac Adam)
  7. On This Mountain (Brendan Dowd)
  8. Glorious Night (Catherine Magee)
  9. Emmanuel (Ciaran McLoughlin)
  10. Still Was the Night (Brian Quinn)
  11. Uisce Chaomhín (Kevin's Water) (Catherine McKinney)
  12. Turn Again (Brian Quinn)
  13. Come to the Stable (Ciaran McLoughlin)
  14. God of Compassion (Brendan Dowd)
  15. Song of Simeon (John Robinson)
  16. Duan Molta (Siobhán Mullin)



  • Recorded at: Maritime Studios, Belfast
  • Sound engineer: Paul MacAree
  • Musical director: Brian Foley


  • Glenn Branney (vocals)
  • Bernie Doran (vocals)
  • Brendan Dowd (guitar, vocals, soloist on On This Mountain, Turn Again and God of Compassion)
  • Pauline Dowd (vocals)
  • Kelly-Anne Fitzsimons (flute, whistle, guitar, keyboards)
  • Brian Foley (vocals)
  • Eileen Foley (vocals)
  • Lorna Hinds (vocals)
  • Cathy Hughes (vocals)
  • Fiona Keegan (vocals, soloist on Deeper Waters)
  • Pól Mac Adam (bodhrán, uilleann pipes, whistle)
  • Paul MacAree (bass guitar, bodhrán, guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals)
  • Catherine Magee (vocals, soloist on A Soul Thirsting for God, Glorious Night, Still Was the Night and Come to the Stable)
  • Gerry McCoy (12-string guitar, vocals)
  • Stephen McCusker (guitar, vocals)
  • Maebh McKeon (harp, violin)
  • Breda McKinney (oboe, vocals, soloist on Out of the Depths)
  • Catherine McKinney (flute, vocals)
  • Ciaran McLoughlin (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, vocals)
  • Brian Mellon (percussion)
  • Linda Mellon (vocals)
  • Siobhán Mullin (keyboards, vocals, soloist on Duan Molta)
  • Paula Murray (vocals)
  • Helena O'Kane (vocals)
  • Brian Quinn (bass guitar, guitar, vocals)
  • Sharon Ritchie (vocals)
  • John Robinson (keyboards, vocals)
  • Sheila Smart (mandolin, vocals)
  • Colette Whyte (flute, vocals, soloist on Wells of Salvation, Emmanuel and Song of Simeon)

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