The Night Before...A Celtic Christmas

The Night Before...A Celtic Christmas

by Dordán


From County Galway, Dordan is comprised of Mary Bergin on whistles and flute, Dearbhaill Standun on fiddle, Kathleen Loughnane on harp, and vocalist/guitarist Martina Goggin. The Night Before possesses a reverent tone, and rightly so, as many of its songs like "Draiocht na bOiche," "Oiche Nollag" and "Don Oiche Ud i mBeithil" center around the events of Christmas Eve. Most of this album's selections are of Irish origin either via tradition or Dordan originals. Clever arrangements and unusual twists are applied to the few standards included here, like the Gaelic intro to "Silent Night," "Polly in the Holly"'s clever juxtaposition of "Deuxieme Sonate" with "Holly in the Ivy," and "Auld Lang Syne" performed as a jig. This is a can't-miss for lovers of Irish and Christmas music alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/1997
Label: Narada
UPC: 0083616106328
catalogNumber: 61063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dordán   Primary Artist,Vocals,Group
Mary Bergin   Fiddle,Flute,Human Whistle
Steve Cooney   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Double Bass
Kathleen Loughnane   Synthesizer,Harp
Dearbhaill Standun   Fiddle,Viola,Narrator
Martina Goggin   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Martin Brunsden   Harmonica
Caitrona Cannon   Choir, Chorus
Martha Williamson   Choir, Chorus
Johnny Óg Connolly   Accordion

Technical Credits

Steve Berry   Engineer
Steve Cooney   Producer,Engineer
Kathleen Loughnane   Composer
Michael Sullivan   Executive Producer
Connie Gage   Art Direction
René Milot   Illustrations
Stephen Cooney   Producer,Engineer

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