But December it is, so I have hung the tree by the fireplace and stuffed mistletoe into my stockings and dutifully updated the iPod to feature the sounds of the season. Now you might be wondering, Irish Person, what you could listen to yourself this festive season that will satisfy both your Celtic cravings and your Yuletide yearnings. Uncle Bloggy has some recommendations for you from my own play list. I welcome your additions.
Eileen Ivers: An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. Like having your Egg Nog stirred with a fiddle bow. Just a great record from the Afro/Celtic rhythm of "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" to Eileen's own haunting take of "Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithill" to the jazzy fiddle treatment of "Christmas Time is Here" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas." A nice gift from a multiple-time KC Irish Fest performer.
And has there ever been a better, Irisher Christmas song than this? No, there hasn't. So what about you? What's on your holiday setlist? You more of a Bing Crosby, Christmas in Killarney person? Let us know what we should play at the Irish Fest staff party this weekend.