- 27 Dec 20
You can read our full interview with the Irish Women in Harmony in our Hot Press Annual!
What classic Christmas songs get Irish Women in Harmony in the Christmas spirit?
Ruth-Anne: “Christmas is my favourite time of year. I feel like it’s very predictable to say Mariah Carey, but I actually think my favourite is ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’. I used to sing the Vanessa Williams version at the National Concert Hall every year with the orchestra, so that’s really special for me.”
Una Healy: “‘Fairytale Of New York’. I just love it. It makes me feel so good everytime I hear it. A good Christmas song is timeless – like Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’, which is such a beautiful song as well.”
KEHLI: “‘Fairytale Of New York’ is my all time favourite. Having traditional music in a famous Christmas song exposes people to Irish music culture in a beautiful way. I also love the character aspect to the song.”
Lenii: “Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Let It Snow’. It’s such a classic, and one that was always playing at Christmas when I was small. It just gives me a really cozy, safe feeling. I even listen to Ella singing Christmas songs during the summer if I need a boost (laughs).”
Aimée: “Why didn’t you prepare us for this?! (laughs). For me, it’s often less about the song and more about who’s singing it. But I love ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)’.”
Erica Cody: “Oh my god! That’s so hard. It’s not Christmas until Mariah Carey sings, in my opinion, but... I think my top 3 would be: (1) ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’; (2) Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ and (3) ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’.”
Soulé: “It’s going to have to be the Destiny’s Child version of ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’. Beyoncé and Michelle killed that version. The way they remade it was amazing.”
Even just a few short weeks after its release, it’s clear that with ‘Together At Christmas’ Irish Women In Harmony have a classic Christmas song of their own. Text CHILDHOOD to 50300 to donate 4 euro now, or visit ISPCC Childline to donate.
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