Castlebay Yuletide Revelry 2010

by Castlebay

Released 2010
Released 2010
Traditional songs of the Yuletide season with stirring upbeat choruses
NOTES
Walter Scott (1771-1832), a Scottish poet famous for such romantic heroic works as Ivanhoe, was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime. Written in 1808, Marmion is an epic poem about the 1513 Battle of Flodden Field and, in addition to the following lines, also contains the famous ballad of Lochinvar. The poem remained popular for over a century.

–––––– Christmas at Mertoun House ––––––
Heap on more wood! the wind is chill;

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Going Home - Thanksgiving Music for Celtic Harp

by Julia Lane

Released 2009
Castlebay
Released 2009
Castlebay
Spirited Celtic harp music to accompany feasts, fests, and fiestas.
NOTES
The Thanksgiving holiday is a special time of homecoming and hospitality. The music of this season stirs memories of home and hearth, bounty and peace. We reflect on our heritage in gratitude for our many blessings, for the beauty of the earth itself and for the amazing grace that keeps us filled with hope. Many of us travel over the river
and through the wood to be among ones so dear for a friendly visit …
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Angels We Have Heard

by Julia Lane

Released 1995
Castlebay Music
Released 1995
Castlebay Music
Solo Celtic harp recording of Yuletide music that you will want to listen to all year long.
NOTES
Over the last seven years that this CD has been available we have received countless messages from people who have been touched by the music. Some examples: "I play this CD all year" - many places , "This was all my wife wanted to listen to as she was dieing" - Arizona, "This music healed me!" - New Jersey, "You've got to send me another CD, my copy got scratched and won't play .. the dogs are …
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Yuletide Treasure

by Deborah Friou & Julia Lane

Released 2002
Castlebay Music
Released 2002
Castlebay Music
Lesser-known Yuletide music on nylon-strung and wire strung Celtic harps.
NOTES
Yuletide Treasure
A British Isles Winter Celebration
Deborah Friou & Julia Lane - Celtic Harps

The return of light during the darkness of the winter solstice, which coincides with the Christmas holiday, caused ancient people to create rituals and music in honor of the event.The Celtic harp, ancestor of the orchestral harp, has been a part of these celebrations for over a thousand years. Here is a musical Yuletide journey through the British Isles from …
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Harvest Home

by Castlebay

Released 2007
Released 2007
Beautiful music for Thanksgiving - a cornucopia of melodies from the American Celtic folk tradition arranged for Celtic harp, fiddle, viola, cello, flute & guitar.
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Harvest Home
A cornucopia of melodies from the American Celtic folk tradition arranged for Celtic harp, woodwinds, fiddle, viola, cello and guitar. Handcrafted wooden instruments recall the elegance and charm of a bygone era.

Thanksgiving- a time for convivial gatherings of friends and family from near and far; celebrations in gratitude for loved ones, bountiful harvests, and good health. These musical selections reflect loving relationships, journeys made over bonnie hill and dale, the warmth of …
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Concerts in Brief

  • Dec 17
    St Andrew's Church,  Newcastle