By Bob Phillips
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Irish Yuletide blends three ancient Irish Christmas melodies into a lovely Celtic medley that touches the heart. "Our Savior Thee" ("Taladh ar Slanair" in Gaelic), "A Merry Christmas Jig" and "Christmas Eve Reel" begin with a beautiful Irish air, move into a Celtic jig, and then build into a very exciting Irish reel ending with a flourish. Each melody in this piece is in a different meter, providing an easy introduction to changing meters.