Christmas Songs

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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: 10/5/2004
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923955429
  • Catalog Number: 9554

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Away in a Manger (2:57)
  2. 2 The Wexford Carol (3:09)
  3. 3 The First Day (3:28)
  4. 4 Ríu Ríu (2:12)
  5. 5 Silent Night (4:20)
  6. 6 The Coventry Carol (3:35)
  7. 7 Codhlaím Go Suan (3:23)
  8. 8 Christmas Day Is Come (2:13)
  9. 9 Winter, Fire and Snow (3:17)
  10. 10 Pie Jesu (2:38)
  11. 11 Hymn to the Virgin (4:13)
  12. 12 O Holy Night (3:43)
  13. 13 Ther Is No Ros (3:29)
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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
Placide Clappeau Composer
John Sullivan Dwight translation
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good stuff by Anuna

    I'm glad I added this CD to my vast Christmas collection. The soothing voices of Anuna will put you in the mood for the holidays. I will listen to it for many years to come...

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