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Celtic Christmas Podcast


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Every few days from the beginning of November until Christmas, the Celtic Christmas Podcast shares with you the Christmas music and entertainment from various Celtic podcasts online. This podcast features a wealth of Celtic Christmas craic for your holiday pleasure. Please help spread the holiday joy by sharing the podcast with your fellow Celts.

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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.

Show Notes

00:00
“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)

01:50
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.”

Sam Bates

02:10
Christmas Superstitions

03:50
Reader/Listener-Submitted Stories

04:25
Holiday Gift Guide

04:45
Holiday Giveaway

05:05
Stonecarver Sam Bates www.carvedstonebysambates.com