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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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Arlene says ...
love this kind of music - would be great fun to win - thanks for the opportunity
12/04/2011 12:52:02 AM CST
Deborah Kennedy says ...
LOVE Whole Foods & Celtic music...Merry Christmas to all!
12/03/2011 8:23:23 AM CST
Colleen says ...
I love Putumayo music! Good anytime, at work, at home, in the car, on a plane.
12/03/2011 8:23:24 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
Julia says ...
Merry Christmas to all!
12/03/2011 8:19:13 AM CST
Patricia says ...
I love Christmas music!
12/03/2011 8:19:18 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
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
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
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
Kathryn says ...
I love Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home For Christmas." Always brings a tear to my eye!
12/03/2011 8:35:44 AM CST
Dan Alfonso says ...
Andrea Bocelli "O Holy Night"
12/03/2011 8:35:54 AM CST
gillian bliss says ...
I have been searching all week for my Christmas music and cant find it. These CD's would be nice to have. Helps get us all in the mood.
12/03/2011 8:35:55 AM CST
Enela says ...
Heard this playing in my local Whole Foods this week and fell in love with the set! What great hostess gift ideas!
12/03/2011 8:36:35 AM CST
Andrew Dolson says ...
We love Putumayo!
12/03/2011 8:15:54 AM CST
StitchesByTanya says ...
Merry Christmas, I would love to win that cd set. My daughter and i love to dance around the house to christmas music.
12/03/2011 8:15:56 AM CST
Kendra D says ...
I have to hear these! I love Christamas and also teach a unit during Social Studies called Christmas Around the World. This sounds like it would be perfect for home and school!
12/03/2011 9:29:58 AM CST
Bea says ...
Putumayo Rocks! They've introduced me to music styles awesome.
12/03/2011 10:54:49 AM CST
Katy Fenley says ...
What a great collection of music!
12/03/2011 10:56:51 AM CST
nicole says ...
Holiday music is great and make us smile. Would love Putumayo CD.
12/03/2011 1:15:11 PM CST

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