Sunday, December 3, 2017

Advent Calendar Day 3

Happy December 3rd!

Today's Advent Calendar entry is a download of a very cool little Irish Christmas song called "Christmas in Carrick" recorded by The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh (AKA me and my kinfolk). The album is called Christmas Travelers, but it's long out of print.

You can download an mp3 of the song right here (it will download directly to your computer, so if it doesn't start playing, be sure to check your download folder).

Christmas in Carrick
The Clancy Brothers

On the road the frost is glistening.
People stream from Midnight Mass.
Friendly candles glow in windows.
Strangers greet you as you pass.
Home then to the laden table;
Ham and goose and pints of beer,
Whisky handed 'round in tumblers,
Christmas comes but once a year!

Puddings made with eggs and treacle,
Seeded raisins and ground suet,
Sated breadcrumbs and mixed spices,
Grated rind and plenty fruit,
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg,
Porter, brandy, and old ale.
Don't forget the wine and whisky!
Christmas comes but once a year!

Women fussing in the kitchen,
Lay the food on every plate.
Men impatient in the hallway,
Guinness and porter while we wait.
Who cares if we work tomorrow?
Now's the time to spread good cheer!
Pass the punch around the table!
Christmas comes but once a year!


  1. Oh, that was an absolute delight! I would love to hear more of this album throughout the Christmas season.

  2. Oh, this is so cool! There's your voice in there too? Awesome :D

  3. Thank you for sharing this lovely song, Josh.

  4. Love it! It's so happy and joyful. And reminds me that I still need to put some decoration in the windows... :-D

  5. How lovely! 😍 Thank you Josh! I'm playing this as I do the dishes. 😊

  6. It was delightful to wake up to this lovely piece of music. Thank you, dear Josh, for sharing this.

  7. Miss Butterwith and I thought that was lovely and believe you should rerelease the Christmas album.

  8. Thank you for sharing your music with us. What a lovely gift!

  9. Thank you for sharing! It is utterly delightful.

  10. KC:
    So very lovely and delightful! Thank you for sharing it, dear Josh! :-)

  11. Thank you for this. I did not know it!

  12. Such a beautiful gift! Thank you! <3

  13. I love your Advent calendar!! Thank you for doing this every year 😘

  14. Christmas comes but once a year. That was a lively & really great song! <3 I wonder if the instrument used was a ukulele. Hmm...

  15. Oh, that was a delight! Thank you.

  16. Thank you! It is such a happy song! Who cares if we work tomorrow? Now is the time to spread good cheer. I try not to forget that.

  17. Thanks for sharing this with us, Josh. Even sleep deprived my toes are tapping. Blessings of the season to all.