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Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Artist's Eye, Audio & Video, History, Podcast | 2 comments

98 More Christmas in Ireland and Stone Carver Sam Bates – AUDIO

Carved Stone by Sam BatesEpisode Guide – Podcast #98 More Christmas in Ireland and a Chat with Stone Carver Sam Bates

In this audio podcast episode, we cover more Irish holiday traditions and chat with Sam Bates, an artist featured in our Holiday Gift Guide for his Celtic knotwork stone carvings.

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Show Notes

00:00
“Once in Royal David’s City” a Christmas hymn sung a capella by Liam and written by Ireland’s Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander in the late 1800s (background version performed by Leonard Bernstein, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & New York Philharmonic)

01:50
Bridget Haggerty’s www.irishcultureandcustoms.com article An Irish Christmas – Ding Dong Merrily On High featuring “The Wexford Carol,”  “Curoo Curoo” (the Carol of the Birds) and “Once in Royal David’s City.”

Sam Bates

Sam Bates

02:10
Christmas Superstitions

03:50
Reader/Listener-Submitted Stories

04:25
Holiday Gift Guide

04:45
Holiday Giveaway

05:05
Stonecarver Sam Bates www.carvedstonebysambates.com

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2 Comments

  1. Wow. Liam in fine voice. And I even got a shout out. How great! The carved stone sounds wonderful.

  2. On the song: Beautifully sung; and powerful lyrics.
    On the stone carver: I commend the parents of this fine young man, his talent is truly an expression of love and care.
    The fathers talent will continue in profound dedication. “Cheers”

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