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.

Irish & British Traditional Carols

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • The Christ Child Lullaby
  • The Christmas Fire
  • Christmas in Carrick (Christmas Comes But Once A Year)
  • Coventry Carol
  • Deck the Halls
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing
  • The Holly & The Ivy
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Wassailing Bowl
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • The Wexford Carol


  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Away In A Manger
  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  • Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella
  • 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
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child Is This?

Secular Christmas Songs

  • Blue Christmas
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Let It Snow!
  • Old Toy Trains
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • Silver Bells
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Up on the House Top
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

Other Seasonal Songs

  • Over the River and Through the Wood
  • Summon Up the Sun

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.