Facts & Arts reviews THE WEXFORD CAROLS
Michael Johnson of Facts & Arts in his piece The Irish Reinvent Christmas Music has reviewed THE WEXFORD CAROLS by Caitríona O’Leary.
“You don’t have to be Irish to fall in love with music from the Emerald Isle. Yet the Christmas carols sung by Caitriona O’Leary took me by surprise and have provided the first fresh holiday feel around the house for many years. Here is a welcome alternative to the beaten-to-death seasonal music we always sing but secretly dread.”
“Ms. O’Leary recalls in the beautifully produced program notes that the recording was a “magical experience”. The musicians and crew worked late into the night, “a roomful of wonderful mutual admiration and creative energy, exploring the carols from different musical perspectives”. Instrumentation, aside from the usual Irish fiddle, cello and bass, included whistle, bones and the Irish bouzouki. The sounds captivate the ear.”
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