An Irish Christmas (2002)

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Released 26-Nov-2003
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In Ireland, "doing a turn" means performing for one's family and friends. Over the Christmas break, the Irish love nothing more than to come together and entertain - it's one of the oldest ways of expressing the real spirit of Christmas. Within the walls of the historic Slane Castle, a selection of Ireland's leading performing talent come together for a unique gathering. Over dinner, Phil Coulter and his guests regale one another with stories and anecdotes, music and songs as they revel in each other's company.

Enjoy the 'craic' over dinner as Pulitzer Prize Winner and internationally acclaimed author Frank McCourt reads from his worldwide bestseller 'Angela's Ashes'; join Roma Downey for her interpretation of a holiday Irish Blessing; rejoice in the spiritual splendour of the Celtic Tenors as they sing special arrangements of 'Adeste Fideles' and 'Danny Boy'; listen as the original star of Riverdance, Jean Butler, recalls her introduction to Irish dance; marvel at Ireland's latest dance sensation ANOM, as they perform a specially commissioned holiday dance routine and be captivated by the a cappella precision and beauty of The Voice Squad, Ireland's premier traditional vocal group. Gather 'round and join singers Moya Brennan (Clannad), Maura O'Connell (soon to be seen in Gangs Of New York) and Brian Kennedy (hit with 'Get On With Your Short Life') in a selection of seasonal Irish songs.

Let yourself be swept away by the spirit and charming allure of this Irish Christmas gathering.

Track Listing: 1. The Holly She Bears A Berry 2. An Irish Blessing 3. The Parting Glass 4. Away In A Manger 5. The Dromcolliher Set 6. Flower Of Maherally 7. Oh Holy Night 8. Come All Ye Faithful 9. Silent Night 10. My Irish Molly O 11. Sleep O' Child 12. Felim's Little Boat 13. Be Thou My Vision 14. Remember Me 15. "The Pig's Head" Angela's Ashes 16. Danny Boy 17. The Man From God Knows Where 18. Steal Away

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Phil Coulter
Frank McCourt
Moya Brennan
Maura O'Connell
Brian Kennedy
Jean Butler
Directed by
Lynda McQuad
Various Artists
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Music 2002 91:01 (Case: 90) 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English dts 5.1 (768Kb/s)
Menu Animation & Audio, Interviews-Crew-Interview With Lord Henry Mount Charles (9:23)
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