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An Irish Christmas

Irish Rovers Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00006LHYX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,376 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bells Over Belfast
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3. Christmas Caroling
4. Silent Night
5. Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake
6. Angels We Have Heard on High
7. The Christmas Traveller
8. Away in a Manger
9. The Holly Bears the Crown
10. Christmas in Killarney
11. What Child Is This?
12. We Three Kings
13. Good King Wenceslas
14. All Through the Night
15. Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem
16. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
17. It's Christmas Time Again
18. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Christmas CD November 20, 2002
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This has quickly become one of my family's favorite Christmas albums because it is lively, upbeat, and melodious. The Rovers have a great beat and rollicking voices and they do a terrific job with both the fun songs and the traditional carols. I particularly like Bells Over Belfast for its hopeful message in the current depressing situation with the Peace Agreement but it is also nice to hear upbeat renditions of God Rest Ye Merry, Away In A Manger, We Three Kings, and Silent Night along with less-often-heard All Through The Night, The Christmas Traveller, and What Child Is This. And last, but not least, is Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake, which is a cute addition to the Christmas repertoire. All in all, this CD will leave you feeling good and full of Christmas spirit.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want a slice of Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake October 27, 2002
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These men obviously had great fun recording this album - there are plenty of upbeat songs including Christmas in Killarney, Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake, Good King Wenceslas and Grandma got run over by a reindeer - but they also show that they are well capable of singing carols with the appropriate respect.
I particularly like Bells over Belfast, a song that one of them wrote themselves, showing that Christmas is a time of peace in that troubled city. Perhaps one day they will be able to sing Happy Xmas (war is over) and mean it, but that could be some years away so it's not included here.
The holly bears the crown is actually the traditional classic The holly and the ivy with a different tune but (I think) the same lyrics, and it works very well.
My favorite song here, however, is Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake, It sure sounds tasty !!!!
There are many other wonderful songs, some obscure, some famous, all with that distinctive Irish flavor.
This is a great, generally upbeat Christmas album which will work as background music, regardless of whatever else is happening, but if you give it dedicated attention, it has plenty to keep you interested.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Christmas album January 6, 2007
By Debbie
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I love Christmas albums and this is one of my favorite albums. Songs included:

1. Bells Over Belfast - one one the best songs on the album. You'll find yourself humming it to yourself during the day.

2. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

2. Christmas Caroling

4. Silent Night

5. Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake - another one of my favorite songs on this album. Very funny song.

6. Angles We have Heard on High

7. The Christmas Traveller

8. Away in a Manger

9. The Holly Bears The Crown

10. Christmas in Killarnay - yet another one of my favorite songs

11. What Child is This?

12. We Three Kings

13. Good King Wencestas

14. All Through the Night

15. Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem

16. Grandms Got Run Over by a Reindeer

17. It's Christmas Time Again

18. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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5.0 out of 5 stars Irish celebrations July 19, 2005
By H. Bird
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Growing up, my father always played a variety of Irish music, especially on Christmas. Once I was married and had a home of my own, I really missed listening to Irish music on Christmas. This CD isn't the same music that Dad always played, but it evokes the same atmosphere of joy and celebration in a typically rollicking Irish manner. I'm so glad I bought it! Christmas feels more homey to me now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD March 15, 2014
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A real fan of Irish music and their presentation of songs. Always a real toe tapper.and some great songs on the CD.
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3.0 out of 5 stars AN Irish Christmas August 5, 2013
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This CD is better than their Merry Merry Time of Year. I wish I had a big Irish family to sing and dance with. They make it sound like it's a family celebration for all to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Energetic -- soon to be your Christmas favorite January 28, 2013
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Christmas can be a tough time in our house, but just pop this Irish Rovers Christmas CD in the player and I'm soon to be dancing around the house singing along. It's just too much fun not to bring you out of any funk and into great Christmas cheer. I highly recomment it! Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake is now my favorite holiday song. =)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saw them in concert January 10, 2013
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Around Albany NY there is an Irish Christmas concert every year and these guys played several years ago. Very uptempo Christmas music! Not the slow stuff that makes you drowsy!
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Published 1 month ago by JOHN CUMMINS
5.0 out of 5 stars An Irish Christmas
I enjoy listening to the songs and carols on this cd because they are both silly and uplifting. I would much rather listen to these songs than the ones I have been hearing in the... Read more
Published 21 months ago by anne shannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas CD
This CD has become one of our family favorites and is always the first one played when we start our card making and Christmas decorating. We can all sing the words to every song. Read more
Published 21 months ago by M. Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Christmas in Killarney!
This very Irish CD will really get you into the Christmas spirit! Love all the songs except,"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"! "Mrs. Fogherty's Christmas Cake" was fun. Read more
Published 21 months ago by CAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This is a lovely Christmas album but would have been better had they not included Grandma got run-over by a reindeer. It is a dreadful song and spoils the mood of the album. Read more
Published on October 27, 2011 by Tara
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Irish Christmas
Love, love, love this great mixture of traditional and non-traditional Christmas carols. Typically I tend to like very traditional, "high church" Christmas carols, but I am finding... Read more
Published on January 11, 2011 by 2burmese
5.0 out of 5 stars IRISH ROVERS AN IRSIH CHRISTMAS
WHAT A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC! THIS CD HAS TRADITIONAL AND NO TRADITIONAL MUSIC. I LIKE IT SO MUCH THAT I BOUGHT FIVE MORE TO GIVE AS GIFTS. Read more
Published on February 5, 2010 by K. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful Irish all the way
Would you believe I really wanted The Clancy Brothers Christmas CD but ordered The Irish Rovers by mistake, Well I am so glad I made the mistake. Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by Joann Vasquez
5.0 out of 5 stars "Santa Claus, you know, of course, is one of the boys from home."
Whether it is "Christmas in Killarney," where Santa is "one of the boys," or the remotest corner of the world, anyone who is Irish or loves Irish traditions will celebrate the... Read more
Published on December 17, 2008 by Mary Whipple
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