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Music Review: 'A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas'

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A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Holiday

We gave it a B

Starting with energetic fiddles by Altan and Ashley MacIsaac, the 14 tracks of A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas paint a picture of Christmas on the Emerald Isle. On the soft side, Aine Minogue’s ”Silent Night” is a breath of fresh Eire, and Celtia’s joyous ”Christmas Pipes” ought to be a holiday standard. The album’s other tracks sound New Age — but with better melodies. B