Celtic Christmas traditions are a diverse lot, depending largely on the country or region you are visiting. The common threads include a shared love for rustic folk music, a celebratory spirit and a love for tradition. A CELTIC CHRISTMAS offers a potpourri of different musical offerings from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, ranging in age from those that are centuries old to modern compositions. The music includes faster dance tunes and slow, spiritual ballads… vocal pieces and festive instrumentals… all relying on common elements like lilting vocals, dancing fiddles and lots of jaunty percussion. Aside from "Christ Child's Lullaby," most of the songs are of the sort that you will not find on the typical holiday album, making this a nice selection for a change of pace during the Christmas season, especially if Celtic folk music strikes a chord with you.