Dec 19, 2009
Celtic Christmas culture with the Irish Fireside. Episode Guide – Podcast #98 More Christmas in Ireland and a Chat with Stone Carver Sam Bates
In this audio podcast episode, we cover more Irish holiday traditions and chat with Sam Bates, an artist featured in our Holiday Gift Guide for his Celtic knotwork stone carvings.
“Once in Royal David’s City” a Christmas hymn sung a capella by Liam and written by Ireland’s Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander in the late 1800s (background version performed by Leonard Bernstein, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & New York Philharmonic)
Bridget Haggerty’s www.irishcultureandcustoms.com article An Irish Christmas – Ding Dong Merrily On High featuring “The Wexford Carol,” “Curoo Curoo” (the Carol of the Birds) and “Once in Royal David’s City.”
Holiday Gift Guide
Stonecarver Sam Bates www.carvedstonebysambates.com