Whether for a private party or a public concert, I love any excuse to sing Christmas carols, from late November to early January (or for as long as other people will listen!). I perform many of the classic carols and hymns, and I'm always on the hunt for more traditional Irish and British carols.

For most audiences and for private events, I focus on the more common songs, throwing in a lesser known one here and there. For a more typically "Lindsay Straw" style show, I incorporate the traditional and often less familiar Celtic carols into my regular performance of traditional songs. I tailor each performance to the setting and audience.


20th Century Popular Christmas Songs

  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehe
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let It Snow!
  • Old Toy Trains
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Silver Bells
  • White Christmas

Irish & British Traditional Carols

  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • The Christ Child Lullaby
  • Coventry Carol
  • The Holly & The Ivy
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • The Wexford Carol

Standard Carols

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Away In A Manger
  • The First Noel
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • Joy to the World
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Come Emmanuel
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Silent Night
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • We Three Kings
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Irish Band Christmas Bookings

When you think of the Christmas season you might not immediately think of Irish music, but you should! Whether it's turning classic carols into polkas and jigs, digging up old wassailing songs or ancient Irish carols, or just singing a straightforward Christmas sing along, The Ivy Leaf loves performing Christmas music during the holiday season.

When sending your inquiry, let me know if you'd like me to talk to my bandmates about having a duo, trio or even quartet booking for your venue or event.