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The Irish Rovers: Merry Merry Time Of Year

  • Merry Merry Time Of Year
    • 2011 - DPTV Media DPT-CD-87 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Hurray For Christmas (George Millar)
    2. Christmas Morning (George Millar)
    3. Angels on High
    4. Christmas Medley
    5. Christmas in Killarney (Redmond, Cavanaugh, Weldon)
    6. Have You Heard (George Millar)
    7. Christmas at The Alehouse (George Millar)
    8. It's Christmas Time Again (George Millar)
    9. Christ The King (Dan Fogelberg)
    10. The Marvelous Toy (Tom Paxton)
    11. Down Among The Bushes of Jerusalem (Tommy Sands)
    12. I Saw Three Ships
    13. Merry Merry Time Of Year (George Millar)
    14. Must Be Santa (Hal Moore, Bill Gredricks)
    15. Three Jolly Rogues (George Millar)

  • The Irish Rovers
    • George Millar: Guitar & Vocals
    • Wilcil McDowell: Accordion
    • John Reynolds: Vocals & Harmonica
    • Sean O'Driscoll: Banjo, Bouzouki & Mandolin
    • Ian Millar: Bass Guitar & Vocals
    • Fred Graham: Bodhrán, Drums & Assorted Bells
  • Guest Musicians
    • Patrick Davey: Uilean Pipes, Flute & Whistle
    • Morris Crumb: Keyboards
    • Gerry O'Connor: Fiddle
    • Billy Antrim: Heavy Drums & Spoons
  • Credits
    • Produced by George Millar for Rover Records
    • Engineered by Rick Salt
    • Mixed by George Millar & Rick Salt
    • Recorded at Lois Lane Studios — Nanaimo, B.C. Canada & Wilcil McDowell Studio — N. Ireland
    • Mastered by Rick Salt
    • Cover Art Work by Hamish Douglas Burgess
    • Layout: Amy Millar

Sleeve Notes

Ah yes, the most wonderful time of the year and here we are, back with some more Christmas songs for you. The Christmas season is perhaps the most celebrated season of them all, although there's many Irishmen who would argue that St. Patrick's is the most celebrated as it lasts from March 17 to the following march 17, but I digress. The music of Christmas is comforting and familiar to us all as songs from our childhood are still popular today. Who doesn't know "Jingle Bells," or Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," or "Grandma Got Run-Over By A Reindeer," or "Santa Must Be Irish "Cause He Only Works One Day A Year" — we all do of course! So from all the Irish Rovers, we wish you a very Merry Christmas at this Merry, Merry Time Of Year.

A Christmas Poem
Christmas time in Ireland is not the same as here
For you have rum and eggnog and we have pints of beer
You serve beef and turkey and we serve goose and ham
Ours with spuds and turnips, yours with corn and yams
Our traditions may be different, but we share one common chill
We all hate January when we get the visa bill!

George Millar
Nanoose Bay/Maui
October 30, 2011

  • Related Release image
    • Christmas: 2012 - DPTV Media DV-324 DVD
      • This companion DVD contains all but one of the songs on this CD …
        1. "The Marvelous Toy" is not included on the DVD