Wednesday Night Christmas Music Byte

The Chieftains are a Grammy-winning Irish musical group founded in 1962, best known for being one of the first bands to make Irish traditional music popular around the world. The group have won six Grammy Awards and have been nominated eighteen times. They have also won an Emmy and a Genie and contributed a couple of tracks, including their highly-praised version of the song Women of Ireland, to Leonard Rosenman’s Oscar-winning score for Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon. In 2002 they were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the UK’s BBC Radio 2. Two of their singles have been minor hits. Have I Told You Lately (credited to The Chieftains with Van Morrison) reached number 71 in 1995. I Know My Love (credited to The Chieftains featuring The Corrs) reached number 37 in 2002.

The Bells of Dublin is an album of Christmas songs and traditional carols by the Irish band The Chieftains. The album features guest performances by various artists, including Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Marianne Faithfull, Nanci Griffith, Rickie Lee Jones and the actor Burgess Meredith.

Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is an American vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards.

Please enjoy this Chieftains/Rickie Lee Jones version of “Oh, Holy Night.”

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Posted on December 16, 2009, in Songs, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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