A Celtic Christmas

The Ships that Sailed Vol.2

Tom Kendzia

Celebrate the joy-filled season of Christmas with reels, jigs, airs and other traditional Irish favorites!
A Celtic Christmas [CD]
The Ships that Sailed Vol.2

Lively, new arrangements of well-known hymns and carols
A Christmas sequel to The Ships That Sailed, this instrumental collection features lively, new arrangements of well-known hymns and carols. Contemporary guitar stylings complement a traditional Irish blend of fiddle, flute, pipes and more, giving the recordings a fresh and unique sound.

Showcases some of Ireland's best traditional musicians
These 15 tracks, including 2 medleys, showcase players who are regarded as among the best in Ireland. Composer and arranger Tom Kendzia masterfully captures the energy of this enthusiastic group of musicians as they belt out reels, jigs, airs and other traditional Irish favorites.

Captivating, intricate and playful
"Apples in Winter" opens the album with a swift, non-stop tempo. Cello longingly cries out with droning lows and weeping highs in "What Child Is This." Both "Sliavh Gallen" and "An Chiuilfhionn" feature captivating and intricate runs on the harp. Finally, "Gooseberry Reels" will have listeners stomping their feet and clapping their hands as flute, fiddle and accordion playfully battle back and forth.

Transports listener to an Irish holiday party
A Celtic Christmas provides a musical backdrop for celebrating the joy-filled season of Christmas. From rousing dance numbers to deeply spiritual ballads, this collection transports the listener to the living room of an Irish party brimming with holiday cheer.

Also available as an MP3 playlist.

Tracks: Apples In Winter | Merrily On High - Dance Medley | Were You At The Rock | Christmas Eve | The Wexford Carol | What Child Is This | Mist Covered Mountain | Fairy Queen | The Holly Bears A Berry | Sliavh Gallen | Sleep Soundly Child | Hark The Herald Angels Sing | An Chiuilfhionn | I Saw Three Ships | Gooseberry Reels