I love "Wexford Carol." It's a simple, pretty Irish carol with a great melody. I have 30 versions of it and am always looking for more. Here are my favorites.
  1. 1. Nightnoise, "A Winter's Solstice IV"
    The version that introduced me to this song. Changes tempos nicely. Isn't the holidays unless I hear it at least once.
  2. 2. Steve Sano, "A Taro Patch Christmas"
    An Irish carol goes Hawaiian with this version on slack key guitar. Wonderful.
  3. 3. Benjamin Lynerd & Stephen Lynerd, "Impending Joy"
    A jazzy version on piano and xylophone.
  4. 4. Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Natalie MacMaster, Shane Shanahan & Cristina Pato, "Songs of Joy & Peace"
    A terrific arrangement with the undertones of the great cellist and MacMaster on bagpipes. Alison Krauss is an underrated treasure.
  5. 5. The Enniscorthy Christmas Carol, Roseanne Cash, Tom Jones, Catriola O'Leary & Rhiannon Giddens, "The Wexford Carols"
    A fascinating album with some great voices. O'Leary delves into the political history of this song - one of several Irish Catholics sang as part of their resistance to the British in the 17th and 18th centuries.