At the end of a very unusual year, I wrote a couple of new arrangements of some of my favourite Christmas Carols. The scores are available for instant download. Please look in the eShop.
I first heard this, sung by Alison Krauss, with Yo-Yo Ma playing cello. It is uncertain when the melody was actually written but its popularity is due to William Grattan Flood, an organist at St. Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy, in County Wexford, Ireland, hence the name. This arrangement tries to keep the Irishness alive while adding some contemporary harmonies. I hope you like it.
I have wanted to spend some time arranging this melody for quite a long time. This year, I finally found the time to do it. I suggest you look up the words to the carol, if you don't already know them. They relate the atmosphere of Christ's birth. At least, that's the way I see it.
I wrote this arrangement a couple of years ago as part of a challenge that I set myself. I had to learn twelve new pieces in twelve weeks on the run up to Christmas. The words of the hymn go back 1200 years but the melody that we use today only goes back to 15th century France. I hope that you like what I have done to it.