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Christmas and Yule

Traditional Yule and Christmas music from bygone eras. Includes chant, chorale, carols, Celtic and New Age recordings for the winter holiday season.

  • Sing We ChristmasSing We Christmas
    Chanticleer

    Award-winning a cappella choir's interpretations of selections spanning the last five centuries of Latin, German, English, Spanish, and French festive fare.

  • Wolcum Yule
    Wolcum Yule: Celtic and British Songs and Carols
    Anonymous 4

    Nineteen selections include traditional folk melodies, some of which date back to the Middle Ages, interspersed with fitting selections by contemporary composers including John Taverner and Benjamin Britten. Features accompaniment by Irish harp, Baroque harp, and psaltery.

  • On Yoolis NightOn Yoolis Night
    Anonymous 4

    Twenty-three pieces – including plainchants, carols, songs, and motets – invoke various aspects of the Christmas story. Performed by female four-member a cappella group.

  • A Medieval ChristmasA Medieval Christmas
    Boston Camerata

    This collection of period holiday music includes a diverse mix of styles - Hebrew cantillation, Old Saxon readings, plainchant, and processional music from Spain, France, Italy, Germany and England. Performed on period instruments.

  • The Bells of DublinThe Bells of Dublin
    The Chieftains

    A wide range of musical guests join the Chieftains to create a unique compilation of religious and folk songs to celebrate the Christmas season. Songs by Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones and others are interspersed between toe-tapping Irish jigs and reels.

  • Celtic ChristmasCeltic Christmas
    Various Artists

    Collection of Celtic music, traditional and contemporary, that runs from reverence to revelry and from joy to solitude to create a seasonal celebration.

  • Noels CeltiquesNoels Celtiques: Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany
    Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde

    Celebrating the Celtic musical heritage of Brittany, this CD has an ancient, Celtic feel with instrumentation from flutes, claviers, bagpipes, guitar, and organ while often feeling contemporary during the livelier, melodious songs. Original compositions weave in nicely with the traditional works.

  • Christmas in the Great HallChristmas in the Great Hall
    Ensemble Galilei

    Six-woman group specializing in the performance of Celtic and early music. Features Celtic harp, fiddle, Scottish small pipes, oboe, recorders, and penny-whistle. Lush sounds and joyous music-making for the holiday season in a wondrous mix of timeless Christmas classics, Celtic carols from Galicia, Spain, Scotland and Ireland, Medieval and Renaissance dance tunes, and original compositions.