A Celtic Christmas Sojourn

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 24, 2022
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

A live holiday concert recording from 2005 at the Somerville Theatre in Boston

House band includes Sharon Shannon on accordion, Jim Murray on guitar, Lissa Schneckenburger on fiddle, and step dancers Kevin Doyle and Kieran Jordan.

  1. Reel led by Sharon Shannon
  2. “A Christmas Childhood” by Patrick Kavanaugh, read by Brian O’Donovan
  3. “Dante’s Prayer” sung by Aoife O’Donovan
  4. “A Kerry Christmas Carol” sung by Seán Keane
  5. “Breaking Up Christmas” led by Lissa Schneckenburger
  6. “Mary’s Boy Child” sung by Aoife O’Donovan
  7. “Angels We Have Heard on High” sung by Aoife O’Donovan
  8. “O Come Emanuel” and “What Child Is This?” sung by Brian O’Donovan with the children’s chorus
  9. Poem welcoming in the new year, followed by step dancing by Kevin Doyle and Kieran Jordan
  10. Reel led by Sharon Shannon
  11. “A Home Away from Home” sung by Seán Keane
  12. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas read by Brian O’Donovan with Fionnuala O’Donovan
  13. “O Holy Night” sung by Aoife O’Donovan
  14. “The Parting Glass” led by Seán Keane and Seán O’Regan