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The Irish Rovers: Songs Of Christmas


  • Songs Of Christmas
    • 1999 - Rover Records 005 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Bells Over Belfast (G. Millar)
    2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    3. Christmas Caroling (New Words: G. Millar)
    4. Tune:
    5. Away In A Manger
    6. Good King Wenceslas
    7. We Three Kings
    8. The Christmas Traveller (S. C. Smith)
    9. What Child Is This?
    10. Christmas In Killarney (Redmond/Cavanaugh/Weldon)
    11. Silent Night
    12. Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake
    13. All Through The Night
    14. Grandma Got Run-Over By A Reindeer (Randy Brooks)
    15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

  • The Irish Rovers
    • George Millar: Guitars, Spoons & Vocals
    • Joe Millar: Bass, Harmonica & Vocals
    • Wilcil McDowell: Accordion
    • John Reynolds: Guitar & Vocals
    • Wallace Hood: Bouzouki, Cittern, Mandolin, Whistle, Banjo, DADGAD Guitar & Vocals
    • Kevin McKeown: Drums, Bodhrán & Bones
  • Guest Musicians
    • Amy Laing: Cello
    • Clint Ryder: Acoustic Stand-Up Bass
    • Rick Salt: Elcetric Guitar on "Grandma"
    • Joel Splillette: Keyboards and "Saw"
    • Patrick Davey: Uilleann Pipe, Flute & Whistle
  • Credits
    • Produced by George Millar for Rovers Records
    • Engineered by Rick Salt
    • Recorded at Island Pacific Studios, Nanaimo, BC., Canada
    • Mixed by George Millar & Rick Salt
    • Mastered by Mark Franklin of Media Magic, Victoria. B.C.
    • Design by Jennifer Temple & Natasha Shim-Ping
    • Layout: always ready in a pinch and with a smile - Amy Millar
    • Patrick Davey was recorded at Outlet Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Co-ordinated by Wilcil McDowell and engineered by Jim McGirr

Sleeve Notes

As the century comes to a close we are looking forward to our 36th year of roving together. We've had the most amazing fans since we started all those years ago, and would like to thank everyone of you for your loyalty, and sincerely wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Millennium.

George Millar
September, 1999

  • Alternate releases
    • An Irish Christmas is a full re-release of Songs Of Christmas — w/four additional songs.
  • An Irish Christmas
    • 2002 - Varese Records 066403 CD
  • Additional songs:
    1. Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem
    2. Angels We Have Heard On High
    3. The Holly Bears The Crown
    4. It's Christmas Time Again