Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas - Beautiful Celtic Version of O Holy Night

Merry Christmas, everybody – may the Lord bless you on the feast of his Nativity!

I have especially loved “O Holy Night” for a long time.  I am particularly fond of a lush orchestral arrangement with a world-famous operatic soprano sending chills down the spine – but for today I was looking for something a little more modest, but just as beautiful, to honor the little child born in a stable and lying in a manger. This is what I found: 



What’s more, the video was produced for a great cause; here are the notes from the YouTube page:

A brand new Celtic version of O Holy Night arranged and performed by Irish Classical Crossover group Affinití in aid of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

Oh Holy Night has been our favourite Christmas song for many years and we decided to compose our own celtic arrangement of it this Christmas to help raise awareness and funds for the wonderful work of the SVP. www.svp.ie 

We really hope you enjoy it and if you do, please share! 


With heartfelt thanks to all those who gave their time to produce this track and video. Mark Cahill, Blanaid Murphy, Germaine Carlos, The Palestrina Boys Choir, Carlow Choral society, Army of Id, Lucy Nuzum, Empower Studio and St. Mary's church Haddington Road for the use of the church in the video.

"Adoration of the Shepherds" by Charles Le Brun