Saturday, December 04, 2010
Here's a giveaway that's sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Irish singer and harpist Orla Fallon has released her first solo album, Orla Fallon's Celtic Christmas, and one lucky Bonggamom Finds winner will win a copy of her brand-new CD! Orla was an original member of Celtic Woman, a top selling Irish female group which sold millions of CDs and DVDs and this album marks Orla's start as a solo artist. This CD is the companion music disc to the television special featuring Meav (also formerly of Celtic Woman), Anuna and David Archuleta. Here's the trailer for the show so you can get a taste of her beautiful voice:
And here's more information about Celtic Christmas:
Órla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas, featuring special guests Anúna, David Archuleta, Méav and Vince Gill, has been released November 16th, this week, nationwide by The Elevation Group. The festive holiday collection includes duets with Órla's former Celtic Woman band mate, Méav, 2008 American Idol runner-up, David Archuleta, and a special version of "Little Drummer Boy," with 20-time Grammy Award winner and country star Vince Gill. Méav's appearance marks the first time she and Órla have recorded and performed together since their days in Celtic Woman. Órla also reunites with Anúna, for the beautifully arranged "Away in A Manger." Anúna is the original choir from Riverdance who Órla sang with prior to Celtic Woman. Órla Fallon's Celtic Christmas was recorded in Nashville and Dublin, produced and arranged by Dan Shea, and executive produced by Denny Young, Elevation Group President.
I watched one of Celtic Woman's performances on PBS and I loved their clear, sweet voices and haunting tunes, and although I haven't reviewed Celtic Christmas, from the song samples on Amazon I think fans of Celtic Woman and anyone who loves Irish music will love Orla's new cd., which features classic holiday carols like "Joy To The World," "I Saw Three Ships," (my favorite, which is set to a lilting Irish jig!) "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "Silent Night, "Away In The Manger" and more.
Win a Celtic Christmas cd
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a copy of Orla Fallon's "Celtic Christmas" cd.
Check out the Celtic Christmas song list on Amazon, then leave a comment on this post with your favorite song from the cd. This entry must be completed before other entries will count.
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This giveaway ends at midnight PST on December 15, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on December 16. I will post the winner's name in the comments section after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
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