36 New Holiday and Christmas Albums for 2016

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, A Celtic Family Christmas
October 28th, 2016

You may have never heard of Natalie MacMaster or Donnell Leahy, but we’re about to change all of that. Natalie and Donnell are violinists—or fiddlers, as they sometimes call themselves—from Canada. They are extremely well-known in the land to the North.

A Celtic Family Christmas includes eleven tracks arranged for fiddle and features Natalie and Donnell’s children. Oh, did I mention they’re married? Yep. So this is literally a Celtic family Christmas, fiddle version of our favorites included.

"“For the album A Celtic Family Christmas, we’ve taken some classic Christmas songs and flavoured them with our own brand of Celtic tradition. We have celebrated Christmas in a big way our entire lives and finally have recorded the music. What ease and joy with which it came pouring out!”"

Track listing:

  1. Angels We Have Heard On High
  2. White Christmas
  3. The Christmas Medley
  4. Up On The House Top
  5. What Child Is This
  6. Twelve Days of Christmas
  7. Little Drummer Boy
  8. Hard the Herald Angels Sing
  9. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  11. Silent Night