Brian O’Donovan’s beloved radio program A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 17 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs. This season, despite the pandemic, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn will continue—this time in an all-virtual format.
With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2020 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.
Christmas Celtic Ensemble: Seamus Egan (banjo, whistles), Maeve Gilchrist (harp, piano), Chico Huff (bass), Owen Marshall (bouzouki, harmonium), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle, voice), Conor Hearne (guitar, voice), and Maura Shawn Scanlon (fiddle, voice, viola).
Guest Musicians/Dancers/Singers. Cathy Jordan (Sligo, Ireland), Eilis Kennedy (Dingle, Ireland), Mairi Campbell, Siobhan Miller, and Hannah Rarity, (Edinburgh, Scotland), Aoife O’Donovan and Eric Jacobsen, (New York), Cara Butler, (Canada), Nic Gareiss (Michigan), and Windborne (Vermont).
“…a calm, nostalgic, and musically resplendent stroll through Celtic midwinter… – The Boston Globe