Celtic Christmas Greetings Podcast

In 2014, I released a 12-part Celtic Christmas music series called the Celtic Christmas Greetings Podcast. The show highlights my Celtic Christmas music and thoughts of the Christmas season.

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Celtic Christmas Greeting Card with Celtic Knotwork Wreath

 

Christmas Memories #13

 Dec 23, 2014 

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Right after I finished recording episode #12 of the 12-part series on my Celtic Christmas Greetings podcast, I realized I forgot some Christmas memories that were shared by Nathan Deese, who played flute and other instruments on the album. So I thought I’d share a bonus episode with you.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Best Celtic Christmas CDs You Should Own #12 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 22, 2014 

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The 12-part series of Celtic Christmas Greetings comes to an end today, but not the podcast. In fact, I plan to release more Celtic Christmas music and stories through this podcast in the future. So please stay subscribed. In part 12, I share my pick of some of the best Celtic Christmas CDs that you can own. These capture the heart of what is Celtic Christmas music. They will fill you up with peace, joy and merriment as you celebrate the holiday.

Thanks so much for being a part of my Celtic Christmas journey. Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

Oh and if you want more Celtic Christmas music, make sure you become a Patron of the Arts. I released my first ever Celtic Christmas song sung in Gaelic.

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Christmas with Family… and Hobbits #11 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 21, 2014 

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Christmas is a time of celebration with family. One of my many families extends outside of my personal one and goes to The Shire, a magical place that appears in central Kentucky every three years. It’s there that I met Nancy Flynn who wrote the final song on my Celtic Christmas Greetings album.

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Christmas Lullaby #10 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 20, 2014 

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I had some funny ideas and misconceptions you have about parenthood as I share in today’s podcast. I learned a valuable lesson that I share with other work-from-home parents.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Snowfall Waking Up on Christmas Morning #9 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 19, 2014 

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A Christmas story as a child complete with Star Wars figures, snowball fights, and the miracle of Christmas morning. Find out why I love snow and Christmas. You’ll also learn who my #1 editor is and why I need one.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Does It Snow in Ireland? Frosty Knows #8 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 18, 2014 

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Did you know that Frosty the Snowman was based in a particular city? You’ll learn that fact and find out who the celebrity voice is in the TV show. Find out why I made a few adjustments to the song for my own “Frosty the Irish Snowman” for my CD Celtic Christmas Greetings.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Christmas Songs for Kids #7 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 17, 2014 

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I loved Christmas song when I was a kid. My daughter is now 4, and I want to educate her not only on some of the great Christmas songs out there, but also some of the great Celtic Christmas songs. But a lot of what makes something “great” is dependent on the child. I’m happy that she enjoys my “Frosty the Irish Snowman” and is singing “Christmas in Killarney”. So today, I share some of my favorite Christmas carols as a kid and as an adult.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Was There a Scotsman at the Birth of Jesus Christ? #6 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 16, 2014 

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What do “Deck the Halls”, “We Three Kings” and “Scotland the Brave” have in common? In this episode, I answer that question as I talk about satire and songwriting for a song about a Scotsman who comes to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Christmas Markets and Scotland #5 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 15, 2014 

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In 2009 and 2010,I made a couple great trips to Europe, one to Germany for Christmas and one to Scotland. These sparked a beautiful Christmas love song I wrote for my wife.

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Oldest Celtic Christmas Song #4 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 14, 2014

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In this episode, I explore the first Celtic Christmas songs that were written. It turns out there’s a rich history that supersedes “Christmas in Killarney” by centuries. However, that song that I first heard recorded by Bing Crosby is still a favorite of mine.

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Celtic Christmas Traditions #3 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 13, 2014

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Today, I share some of the great Celtic Christmas traditions you can find in Ireland and Scotland as I share a song, written by Rie Sheridan Rose, that highlights some of these same traditions on my new album Celtic Christmas Greetings.

Celtic Christmas Notes

 

Christmas Elves vs. Leprechauns #2 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 12, 2014 

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Today, I explore the origins of my “Celtic Christmas Elf” song that was recorded on my latest CD Celtic Christmas Greetings. I’ve had a fascination of leprechauns since eating Lucky Charms cereal as child. But what happens when they become conscripted in Santa’s Workshop. You’ll find out the history of both today for this Celtic Christmas Greetings Podcast.

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What Is Celtic Christmas Music? #1 of your Celtic Christmas Greetings

 Dec 11, 2014 

Today, I launch what I hope to be a daily podcast of Celtic Christmas music where I share my thoughts about Celtic music and Christmas music. Today, I answer the question, “What is Celtic Christmas music?” While I have my own thoughts on the topic, I’d love yours as well. What is Celtic Christmas to you?

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