Hark! Hear The Kelly Family Sing!

Órlaith Kelly of Classic Harmony picks her festive faves

As the award-winning Classic Harmony head to The Whale on December 22nd for their annual Christmas concert, we asked the Kelly family what their own personal favourite festive tunes might be.

And the bould Órlaith didn’t hesitate pulling some goodies out the Kelly Christmas stocking.

Every year, I always look forward to Christmas time because I think it’s the best, most magical time of the year.

There’s nothing like some twinkling fairy lights and sitting by the fireside to get you into the Christmas spirit.
As a musician, though, what gets me into a festive mood the most is the music! There’s something about Christmas music, some special spark, that just makes you feel happy and joyous, which is what Christmas is all about.
Top of my festive favourites list would be Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea. It’s got a great, singable tune and a lovely message in it. I also could not go through the Christmas season without listening to Gaudete sung by The King Singers, Step into Christmas by Elton John, Mary’s Boy Child by Boney M, and A Spaceman Came Travelling by Ireland’s very own Chris de Burgh.
Run Rudolph Run is another favourite that always reminds me of The Santa Claus 2 movie with Tim Allen, and another, maybe slightly more unconventional one would be Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.

To finish off my favourite Christmas songs list, I would have to include Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Mel and Kim, and finally Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, which was originally sung very well by the great Bing Crosby and David Bowie, but personally, my favourite version of this song is sung by my brother and dad, John and Frank Kelly of Classic Harmony…


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