Holiday Music

Whether for a private party or a public concert, I love any excuse to sing classic Christmas songs, carols, wassailing songs, and other music for the winter season! I try to tailor each performance to the setting, and always welcome input and requests.

For public concerts, I love presenting a mix of Celtic and British folk songs that audiences of any faith can enjoy: English wassailing songs, Irish melodies, and songs celebrating the snow and the winter solstice. Depending on the crowd, I may also mix in some classic Christmas favorites, like “White Christmas”, or a traditional carol “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”.

For private events, parties, senior centers and nursing homes, I tend to focus on the fun, sing along classics from the "Secular Christmas Songs" list below, mixing in a wassailing song or two and any religious carols that may be requested.

Secular Christmas Songs

  • Blue Christmas

  • The Christmas Song

  • The Christmas Waltz

  • Deck the Halls

  • Feliz Navidad

  • Frosty the Snowman

  • Holly Jolly Christmas

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

  • Here We Come A-Wassailing

  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas

  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • Jingle Bell Rock

  • Jingle Bells

  • Let It Snow!

  • Over the River and Through the Wood

  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

  • Silver Bells

  • Sleigh Ride

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

  • Up on the Rooftop

  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

  • White Christmas

  • Winter Wonderland

Celebrating the Winter Season Program

  • Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns)

  • Christmas Fire (Trad. Irish)

  • The Christmas Song (Trad. English)

  • Cold Blow and the Rainy Night (Irish)

  • To Drive the Cold Winter Away (English)

  • The Frost Is All Over [instrumental] (Irish)

  • Malpas Wassail (English)

  • The Mistletoe Bough (Irish)

  • Serving Girl’s Holiday (English)

  • Snow (Archibald Lampman/Loreena McKennitt)

  • Summon Up the Sun (Mike O’Connor)

  • The Wassailing Bowl [The Gloucestershire Wassail] (English)

  • Wassail the Silver Apple (Mike O’Connor)

Religious Carols & Hymns

  • Angels We Have Heard On High

  • Away In A Manger

  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

  • The Christ Child Lullaby

  • Coventry Carol

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

  • The First Noel

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing

  • The Holly & The Ivy

  • I Saw Three Ships

  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

  • Joy to the World

  • Little Drummer Boy

  • 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

  • The Wexford Carol

  • What Child Is This?