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Enjoy A Celtic Christmas from Putumayo

By Dan Storper, December 3, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dan Storper
Read on for a chance to win a 5-CD set of Putumayo’s Christmas music. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. Looking for some new family Christmas music this holiday season?  We are excited to bring you our latest release, Celtic Christmas, an enchanting collection of Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada and United States. Celtic Christmas joins our other Christmas CDs: A Jazz & Blues Christmas, New Orleans Christmas, Christmas Around the World and World Christmas Party, which are sold at most Whole Foods Market stores. Celtic Christmas offers Celtic interpretations of Christmas classics along with an original recording. The collection begins with the joyful singing of The Albion Christmas Band on “Here We Come A-Wassalling” and moves into Charles T. Cozen’s instrumental version of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.’” The Gothard Sisters update the classic “Little Drummer Girl” with fiddle and guitar, while DruidStones’ rendition of the French carol “Noel Nouvelet” features harp and harmonious vocals. David Huntsinger adds an original Celtic twist on the classic “Angels We Have Heard On High” while Charles T. Cozens returns with a flute-driven take on “Good King Wenceslas.” Next comes Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola’s original Gaelic recording of “Nollaig Bhan, (White Christmas).” Steve Schuch & The Night Heron reinterpret the seasonal classic “Joy To The World” with playful sounds from the mandolin, while Áine Minogue incorporates the harp and mandolin on “Jezebel Carol.” David Arkenstone’s “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” features flute and strings, and Dougie MacLean closes out the collection with a soulful Scottish rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” Do you have a favorite recording of a Christmas song? Let us know what it is in the comments below by December 13th for a chance to win a collection of five Putumayo Christmas CDs, including our latest, Celtic Christmas. I was thrilled to learn about more than 20 exceptional singer-songwriters that I hadn’t heard of before in your comments on our post about Acoustic Café.  I’m hoping your comments here about your favorite recordings of Christmas songs will help us put together future Christmas compilations. We’re also excited to offer a $1.00 off coupon for any Putumayo CD in The Whole Deal value guide in Whole Foods Market stores and printable online here. Remember to use the coupon if you pick up one of our CDs at your local store — I hear they make great holiday gifts! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season.

 

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Brittany says ...
I love Sarah Mclachlan's version of The First Noel (and everything else on her Wintersong cd, for that matter).
12/03/2011 7:47:44 AM CST
Carol Sonntag says ...
I love Celtic music.. And having some Celtic Christmas music would make my holiday season.
12/03/2011 8:05:37 AM CST
Marianne says ...
Holiday music makes me smile : ) And I love Putumayo!
12/03/2011 8:05:50 AM CST
Sarah says ...
Loreena McKennitt's version of "Greensleeves" is absolutely gorgeous. Then again, anything sung by Loreena is pure majic.<3
12/03/2011 8:05:53 AM CST
Russ says ...
I love your store with its natural food especially the option of eating lunch/dinner there. The Indian cuisine is just delicious. I wish you had Diet Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper as drink options with the food if I eat inside WF. Or even a bottle/can of Hansen's would do. Put that in a soda machine and you are good to go! Also, your supplements are great, but prices are higher than online stores. So, I buy small sizes to try something new and if I like it, I will buy it elsewhere.
12/03/2011 8:06:02 AM CST
Susana says ...
beautiful music
12/03/2011 8:06:21 AM CST
Kim says ...
We love world music!
12/03/2011 8:06:37 AM CST
John Maurer says ...
Would love to have this for my daughter for Christmas. Peace be with you.
12/03/2011 8:06:49 AM CST
Donna Minkoff says ...
This music is so magical, you sit back and are brought in your mind to a snowy morning and sleighs coasting down hillsides...and the excitement of soon to be holidays.
12/03/2011 8:07:10 AM CST
Nichole says ...
I love holiday music. We've been playing it at work since November 1st :)
12/03/2011 8:07:12 AM CST
Jacqueline McGann says ...
I must say my favorite Christmas Hymn is Ave Maria and also Away in a Manger that I sang my daughter to sleep with when she was born in December of 1975♥. I love Celtic music too, so it is nice to see these CD's and I cannot wait to buy one! Thank you Wholefoods for always sharing the BEST with your customers!!! Jacqueline M.
12/03/2011 8:07:39 AM CST
fran callaway says ...
Putumayo Christmas music is on my Christmas wish LIst. Thanks Whole Foods. . . Happy Holidays to you !
12/03/2011 8:07:49 AM CST
Mollie Moll says ...
Our family loves shopping at Whole Foods... and the hour drive it takes to get to our closest one would be the perfect time to listen to some Celtic Christmas Music!
12/03/2011 8:07:51 AM CST
Jeff Mortenson says ...
I've enjoyed Christmas around the world (literally). My all time favorite place to be for Christmas was Germany, but Ireland is where my heart resides. Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh
12/03/2011 8:08:01 AM CST
Julie Zupan says ...
Yes, please-- a Putumayo Celtic Christmas would be GRAND!
12/03/2011 8:08:01 AM CST
Frieda Hopkins says ...
I'm looking forward to your new store on Route 202 in PA.
12/03/2011 8:08:08 AM CST
maryann says ...
What an amazing way to bring in some holiday cheer. Love this music.
12/03/2011 8:08:44 AM CST
Cheryl says ...
I simply love Celtic Music! This collection looks wonderful! Merry Christmas and may your sales be bountiful! I will be checking this collection out on my next visit to Wholefoods in GA. ;-)
12/03/2011 8:08:50 AM CST
Erika Leifker says ...
I love the sounds of Christmas with the Celtic influence!
12/03/2011 8:09:16 AM CST
Betsey says ...
Just got the New Orleans Christmas CD and really like it.
12/03/2011 8:09:35 AM CST
Janet Mertz says ...
Faith Hill's "Where are you Christmas"
12/03/2011 8:09:39 AM CST
Pamela P2 says ...
Putumayo provides music for the soul! Highly recommend the music for everyone ~ you can travel to anywhere in the world and never leave home! keep up the great music. XOXOX
12/03/2011 8:09:47 AM CST
Lisa ringenberg says ...
I would LOVE to fill my home with these beautiful sounds of Christmas!
12/03/2011 8:09:50 AM CST
Tracie F says ...
WOW
12/03/2011 8:09:53 AM CST
marilynn wilson says ...
I would love to hear some new holiday music!
12/03/2011 8:10:08 AM CST

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