A companion to the PBS television special, Orla Fallon's Celtic Christmas features the singer and harpist from Celtic Woman with guests David Archuleta, Vince Gill, Méav, and Anúna. Songs include "Joy To The World," "Silent Night," "Away In The Manger," and other Christmas favorites. A DVD edition is available separately.
Performance CreditsÓrla Fallon Primary Artist,Harp,Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Noel Eccles Percussion
Dan Shea Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Skip Cleavinger uillean pipes
Ronnie Freeman Background Vocals
Mark Hill Bass
Ken Lewis Percussion
Andy Leftwich Fiddle
Michelle Swift Background Vocals
Fionán DeBarra Acoustic Guitar
Peter Wahlers Bass
Craig Swift Background Vocals
Terry White Background Vocals
Felicia Wolfe Background Vocals
Mary Pitchford Fiddle
Ilya Toshinskiy Acoustic Guitar
Michael O'Brien Background Vocals
Technical CreditsHarry Simeone Composer
John Bettis Composer
Katherine K. Davis Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Brian Masterson Engineer
Henry Onorati Composer
Chance Scoggins Arranger,Choir Contractor
Dan Shea Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Whistle
Michael McGlynn Arranger
Ralph Blaine Composer
Noel Regney Composer
Skip Cleavinger Whistle
Denny Young Executive Producer
Elena Mezzetti Composer
Gloria Shayne Baker Composer
Paul Stookey Composer
Billy Whittington Engineer
Tracy Batteast Macnamara Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Órla Fallon's Celtic Christmas based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I have followed Orlagh's career closely, intrigued with the range of her talent, and ever again amazed how she can breathe new life into familiar tunes. This new Christmas album is touching, warm, gentle, yet vital with Orlagh's heart and moving voice. She puts her heart truly into every note, ande treamed with Meav ande David, for the first time in a LONG time, makes me feel Christmas indeed! Jadced and bored with the usual yluetide fare? Listen to this, and be warmed all over again.
Beautiful Christmas CD. Orla's voice, usually haunting, is soft and tender on this wonderful CD. She sings with so much passion and feeling. If you loved Orla in Celtic Woman, you will love this too!
This delightful Christmas album from former Celtic Woman Orla Fallon is the CD of music performed on her PBS Christmas Special currently airing on PBS stations throughout the U.S. (though the PBS-pledge CD contains some additional songs). Her angelic voice appears in each song-particularly appropriate: Christmas music sung by an angel! She is joined by an eclectic group of guests: country music star Vince Gill, former Celtic Woman Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, the Irish choir Anúna and David Archuleta of American Idol fame. This is a top-notch Christmas album which can be treasured every year! My own favorite is Bells of Christmas, written by musical director Dan Shea which can hold it's own among Christmas songs anytime, anywhere-listen and see if you don't agree! Shea plays an amazing variety of musical instrument on the album, joined often by delightful fiddle player Mary Pitchford. A delightful team bringing us a Christmas album which all the many fans of Orla Fallon really should have to treasure for all Christmases to come!
As a huge Orla fan, I eagerly anticipated her 1st post CW CD (The Water is Wide) & was so disappointed. It sounded more like a 10 year old child than the wonderful, haunting woman's voice I heard several times in person, on the CW CD's & on Orla's pre-CW CD. This Christmas CD is marginally better than The Water is Wide-she now sounds 14 & occasionally there's just the faintest hint of the Orla I had come to know & love. The good news is that her harp (mostly missing from The Water is Wide) is back. The various duets were the best part of this CD. Please, Orla, go back to singing for grownups. I miss you.