Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs

by Anúna
     
 

Internationally lauded contemporary Celtic vocal ensemble Anuna, best known stateside as the original Riverdance choir, lend their ghostly voices to the holiday genre with the Christmas-themed Winter Songs. The choir, led by sibling directors Michael and John McGlynn, downplay the…  See more details below

Overview

Internationally lauded contemporary Celtic vocal ensemble Anuna, best known stateside as the original Riverdance choir, lend their ghostly voices to the holiday genre with the Christmas-themed Winter Songs. The choir, led by sibling directors Michael and John McGlynn, downplay the "sing-songy" aspects of classic carols like "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night," filling them instead with complex harmonies that recall Bacharach and the Beach Boys. That's not to say that they ignore the season's emotional weight -- ancient Irish hymns like the gorgeous "Codhlaim Go Suan" are steeped in modal simplicity -- but there is a definite 1960s Robert Shaw Chorale feel to the more recognizable selections that gives Winter Songs an easy listening, new age feel without the keyboards softness. Fans of Enya, Loreena McKennitt and most notably Clannad, the act in which Anuna seems most reverent to, will find this unique collection a soothing addition to a night of quiet, fire-lit reverie. [Winter Songs was re-released unchanged in 2004 as Christmas Songs on Koch Records].

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923955429
catalogNumber:
9554

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anúna   Primary Artist
Paul Byrne   Group Member
Aingeala DeBurca   Violin
Dennis Kelly   Harp
Richard Boyle   Group Member
Sara Clancy   Group Member
David Clarke   Group Member
Monica Donlon   Soloist,Group Member
Stephen Kenny   Group Member
John McGlynn   Guitar
Katie McMahon   Group Member
Michael McGlynn   tin whistle,Soloist
Miriam Blennerhassett   Group Member
Cathal Clinch   Group Member
Méav   Group Member
Eunan McDonald   Group Member
Kim Lynch   Soloist,Group Member
Tony Davoren   Group Member
Tara O Beirne   Group Member
Briana Jordan   Group Member
Lucy Champion   Soloist,Group Member
Kira Deegan   Group Member
Róisín Dempsey   Group Member
Joanna Fagan   Soloist,Group Member
Julie Feeney   Group Member
Barry Finn   Group Member
Edel Harrington   Group Member
Lynn Hilary   Soloist,Group Member
Emer Lang   Group Member
Jeffrey Ledwidge   Group Member
Jacqui Mahon   Group Member
Simon Morgan   Group Member
Maeve Morris   Group Member
Sarah O'Kennedy   Soloist,Group Member
Róisín O'Reilly   Group Member
Mark O'Sullivan   Group Member
Ciarán Brady   Group Member
Orfhlaith Campbell   Group Member
Ian Curran   Group Member
Stephen Fennelly   Group Member
Nichola Horn   Group Member
Máire Lang   Group Member
Paul Maher   Percussion
Thérèse McCartin   Group Member
Karen McDonnell   Group Member
Sinead McGoldrick   Group Member
Alice McKeown   Group Member
Brian Merriman   Group Member
Jeremy Morgan   Group Member
Aisling Muldowney   Group Member
Eoin Mulvaney   Group Member
Niamh O'Brien   Group Member
Derek O'Gorman   Group Member
Tríona Ó Healaí   Group Member
Cathal Ó Madagáin   Group Member
Grace O Regan   Group Member
Garrath Patterson   Group Member
Audrey Phelan   Group Member
Clodagh Reid   Group Member
Kevin Sheedy   Group Member
Anne Marie O'Farrell   Irish Harp
Martin Kelly   Group Member

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Brian Masterson   Producer,Engineer
Michael McGlynn   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer,Audio Production
Joseph Mohr   Composer
MacDara Woods   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   translation
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Composer

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