Enjoy Christmas with The 4 Kings of Kelt!


How It’s New York:  L.E. McCullough is a noted musician and author and a playwright whose work has been staged locally throughout the NY-NJ area.

How It’s Irish: Celebrating Irish Yuletide traditions with music and drama is a refreshing new twist to an ancient tradition.

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A CELTIC CHRISTMAS featuring The 4 Kings of Kelt
29 Yuletide Favorites from Ireland and Scotland

12 Plays about the Origins of Classic Holiday Songs

12 Stories about the Origins of Classic Holiday Songs

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Announcing the re-issue of the original A Celtic Christmas album…

In 1997, four traditional musicians blended their talents to produce a unique recording of Christmas standards and Irish-Scots folk favorites.
Featured are Scots bagpipe virtuoso George Balderose, ragtime guitar legend Ernie Hawkins, Irish tinwhistle master L.E. McCullough and jazz keyboard ace T.H. Gillespie.
The result — A Celtic Christmasa warm, gentle garland of Yuletide and Irish & Scots tunes guaranteed to drive the winter chill from your door!
Check it out here. Non-habit-forming stress relief to make you feel good, relaxed and hopeful about the New Year.

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  featuring “The 4 Kings of Kelt” ~

George Balderose — Smallpipes & Great Highland Pipes

Ernie Hawkins — Guitar

T.H. Gillespie — Keyboard

L.E. McCullough
 — Tinwhistle, Harmonica, Bones & Bodhran
1.            Il Est Né / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Good King Wenceslaus
2.            Angels We Have Heard on High / We Three Kings / O Come All Ye Faithful
3.            Christ Child’s Lullaby / Da Cold Nights of Winter
4.            Deck the Halls / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
5.            O Little Town of Bethlehem / I Saw Three Ships / Une Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella / Here We Come A-Wassailing
6.            Silent Night
7.            The Wexford Carol / Christmas Eve
8.            Amazing Grace
9.            Greensleeves / Hark the Herald Angels Jingle Bells
10.       First Noel / Joy to the World
11.        St. Stephen’s Carol / Drops of Brandy
12.        Come, O Come Emmanuel / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Away in a Manger
13.        Auld Lang Syne

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Plays of the Songs of Christmas are original dramatizations by playwright L.E. McCullough of 12 of the world’s best-loved Christmas songs, celebrating the legends and lore that have made December 25 the most festive day on Earth.

Here We Come A-Wassailing •  Silent Night   •  The Twelve Days of Christmas  •
  O,  Christmas Tree  •  Diamonds in the Snow  •  Jingle Bells  •  Good King Wenceslas  •
  O Thou Joyful Day  •  Let Us Go, O Shepherds  •  Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella  •
  We Three Kings of Orient Are  •  Go Tell It on the Mountain
AND THE COMPANION BOOKStories of the Songs of Christmasis perfect for family reading sessions and provide Christmas all year round.
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About the Author

L.E. McCULLOUGH (www.lemccullough.com) is a musician, composer and playwright who has been performing and teaching traditional Irish music on tinwhistle and flute since 1972, authoring The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor, Favorite Irish Session Tunes, The AMIC Music Industry Guide, St. Patrick Was a Cajun and the instructional video Learn to Play Irish Tinwhistle. He has composed filmscores for three PBS specials produced by WQED-TV (Alone Together, A Place Just Right, John Kane) and three Celtic Ballets co-composed with T.H. Gillespie and Cathy Morris (Connlaoi’s Tale: The Woman Who Danced On Waves, The Healing Cup: Guinevere Seeks the Grail, Skin Walkers: The Incredible Voyage of Mal the Lotus Eater). He has recorded on 49 albums, with Irish, French, Cajun, Latin, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass and rock ensembles for Angel/EMI, Sony Classical, RCA, Warner Brothers, Kicking Mule, Rounder, Bluezette and others — including scores for the Ken Burns PBS television series The West, Lewis and Clark, The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, The Dust Bowl, The Roosevelts and the Warner Bros. film Michael Collins. His recent playwriting commissions include works on World War II journalist Ernie Pyle, 1920s jazz artist Charlie Davis, corporate patriarch Eli Lilly, Catholic activist Dorothy Day, singer-heiress Libby Holman and, for the National Constitution Center, a play on the U.S. Constitution.