Strike the Harp: An Irish Christmas Revels

 

The breadth and beauty of this multifaceted collection of Irish music will draw you into the joy, celebration and mystery of the winter season.

 
 
Price: $10.95
 
Item Number: CD2012
 

Details

Here is a fresh and multifaceted collection of Irish music for the holiday season. It captures the sounds of our Irish-themed 2012 Christmas Revels production. As you listen, imagine the scene on the Revels stage. We are on the deck of the RMS Carpathia, bound from Liverpool to New York in 1907. Irish families have booked passage for America with bittersweet emotions - dreams of better lives mingled with the pain of leaving their homes, probably forever. 

With a band of fabulous musicians with deep skill in Irish music, both vocal and instrumental; our 60-member chorus; and the Cambridge Symphonic Brass, the breadth and beauty of this music will draw you into the joy, celebration and mystery of the winter season. 

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Songlist

Hear samples from select pieces.

1.
Overture
 
2.
The Wexford Carol
3.
There's a Big Ship Sailing
4.
Nos Galan/Deck The Hall
 
5.
Set Dance Polkas
 
6.
Colcannon
 
7.
Bánchnoic Éireann Ó
 
8.
Band Set
9.
The Rocky Road to Dublin
10.
Ye Sons of Men, with Me Rejoice
 
11.
Wexford Lullaby
12.
The Darkest Midnight in December
 
13.
Saint Patrick's Breastplate
 
14.
The Wren in the Furze
 
15.
Band Set 2
 
16.
Down by the Sally Gardens
 
17.
Mary the Money
 
18.
Dowdeldey Dow
 
19.
Dance to Your Daddy
 
20.
Set Dance Slides
21.
Hymn for a New Land
 
22.
Bonus Track 1: Reels
 
23.
Bonus Track 2: Jigs