Putumayo’s Celtic Christmas **GIVEAWAY**

Are you tired of the same old Christmas music?  Do you want to add a little spring to your step or new sounds to your home?  Putumayo has just released their Celtic Christmas CD.  It is filled to the brim with old favorites with a new flavor.  My kids commented immediately the music as being similar to that played at our local Renaissance festival. Both children and adults alike will enjoy this treasure trove of Christmas sounds.

The songs on this album are made by groups from Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada and the United States.  The tunes will be familiar, but the performances are fresh and new.  Check out these titles and artists:

  • The Albion Christmas Band – Here We Come A Wassailing
  • Charles T. Cozens – O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • The Gothard Sisters – Little Drummer Girl
  • DruidStone – Noel Nouvelet
  • David Huntsinger – Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Charles T. Cozens – Good King Wenceslas
  • Lasairirfhíona Ní Chonaola – Nollaig Bhan (White Christmas)
  • Steve Schuch & Night Heron Consort – Joy to the World
  • Áine Minogue – Manx Jezebel Carol
  • David Arkenstone – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Dougie MacLean – Auld Lang Syne

Many of the songs on this album are instrumental and full of the rich sounds of the mandolin, strings, harp, and flute.  Others add wonderful vocals in English or Gaelic.  Each song is a unique blend of the familiar with a twist.  They will have you humming along, tapping your toes and wishing for a dance partner so you could dance joyfully around the room.  My favorite was David Arkenstone’s rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  I played it repeatedly for reasons I can not seem to put into words.  Little Drummer Girl was familiar, but had many fun new textures to it, making it new and fresh.  I truly enjoyed the entire album and will have it playing in my house from now until the New Year (and maybe longer if I can get away with it!).

BUY IT! If you want to check them out for yourself, Putumayo has posted small portions of each song so you can listen to them before you make a purchase.  The CD album or MP3s are available from Putumayo for $14.98.  And, they currently offer free shipping when you make a purchase totaling more than $25.  You can also follow Putumayo on facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with new releases and information from Putumayo.  So many good albums in one place!  Check them out for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Rachel Obrokta says:

    My mom loves Celtic music – this would be a great gift for her!!

  2. 2
    Velvet Hubler says:

    The cd sounds entertaining

  3. 3
    Gina Taylor says:

    Sounds good! Love to win thank you!!!

  4. 4

    Our family greatly enjoys the celtic style of music. What a nice giveaway! Thanks! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! God bless!

  5. 5
    Sue Klingseis says:

    It’s another beautiful day in CA.

  6. 6

    I love Celtic music and Putamayo’s CD’s. The sunset in MA at the moment is gorgeous on this day after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. 7
    Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    TY for the giveaway! :)

  8. 8

    Lbrouse1 (at) gmail (dt) com
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  9. 9

    thank you!

  10. 10
    jennifer dansberger jones says:

    great blog! thanks for the giveaway!

  11. 11
    Jessica Knapp says:

    :-) Love celtic music :-)

  12. 12
    Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    One question.

    Where did the year go?!?!?!?!?!

    Poof!!!!!

  13. 13

    We love putumayo! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. 14

    We love Putomayo! This sounds like a beautiful CD :)
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  15. 15
    Chelsea Wong says:

    Mmmm, Celtic music :-)

  16. 16

    Love Celtic music!

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  17. 17

    putamayo cd are the best! have you hear folk playground. best kids cd ever!

  18. 18

    We love Putamayo cds! Fingers crossed :)

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