Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday DVDs To Watch: Celtic Angels at Christmas (Product Review)



  • DVD SRP: $14.95
  • DVD CAN: $16.95
  • DVD Street date: 10/18/2011
  • DVD Configuration: DVD Single
  • DVD Disc Type: Standard Amaray
  • DVD Run Time: 48 min


CELTIC ANGELS AT CHRISTMAS showcases six uniquely talented Celtic Angels—Gillian Boucher, Stephanie Hardy, Kendra MacGillivray, Sabra MacGillivray, Maggie MacInnes and Patricia Murray—performing Christmas music with Celtic style. The setting for these intimate performances is an elegant world of winter white. Gillian Boucher is a remarkable fiddler known across the globe as one of the strongest bearers of Cape Breton music and culture. Also from Cape Breton, vocalist Stephanie Hardy is the latest artist to emerge from the vibrant East Coast music scene. Fiddler Kendra MacGillivray plays the music of her Scottish ancestors with energy and passion. Canada’s leading ambassador of Celtic dancing, Sabra MacGillivray, shows off her champion style and introduces a fun group of young “wee angel” step dancers. Scottish artist Maggie MacInnes, a master of the clarsach (Celtic harp) performs heartrending traditional Scottish hymns in Gaelic. Patricia Murray, Prince Edward Island’s leading Celtic singer, absolutely glows in magnetic performances of the carols she has chosen for the show.

My Thoughts:

With Thanksgiving days away, I am not only looking forward to spending time with my family and enjoying a great meal, but also the start of the holiday season, which entails non-stop holiday music playing on the radio, holiday decorations and light displays throughout stores and in neighbor’s yards and holiday movies on television.  Each year, I am glued to the television at night time watching holiday classics and new chick-flick Christmas movies.  It wouldn’t be the holidays without these movies!  And, every year, I also look forward to special events and shows like the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Celtic Angels.  So, when I found out about the new release, Celtic Angels at Christmas on DVD, I had to pick up a copy to have on hand and watch while putting up our Christmas tree this past weekend.  My mother is a huge Celtic music fan, so I couldn’t wait to share this DVD with her and hear her thoughts, as she has dozens of CDs featuring various Celtic talents. 

I have to say, this was an amazing DVD.  I especially loved the fiddlers, Gillian Boucher and Kendra MacGillivray.  I found myself tapping along to each and every carol the six talented Celtic Angels performed.  My mom couldn’t stop raving about the music once the DVD was over.  She has seen various television specials  featuring Celtic singers, but this was by far her favorite.  These women truly has angelic voices and filled our house with joyous music, getting us into the holiday spirit.

If you love Celtic music, or holiday carols, you will surely love this DVD.  I bet you will be tapping and singing along once you play this DVD.  This DVD will definitely be watched over and over again prior to Christmas, and will become a staple in our holidays for years to come.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

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