In Ireland 'doing a turn' means performing for one's family and friends. Over the christmas break, the Irish love nothing more than to come together and entertain - it's one of the oldest ways of expressing the real spirit of christmas. Within the walls of the historic Slane Castle. A Selection of Ireand's leading performing talent come together for a unique gathering. Over dinner, Phil Coulter and his guest regale one another with stories and anecdotes, music and songs as they revel in each other's company. Enjoy the 'craic' over dinner as pulitzer prize winner and internationally acclaimed author Frank McCourt reads from his worldwide bestseller 'Angela's Ashes' ; join Roma Downey for her interpretation of a holiday Irish blessing; rejoice in the spiritual spendor of the Celtic tenors as they sing special arrangements of 'Adeste Fideles' and 'Danny Boy'; listen as the original star of riverdance, Jean Butler, recalls her introduction to irish dance; marvel at Ireland's latest dance sensation ANOM, as they perform a specially commissioned holiday dance routine and be captivated by that acappella precision and beauty of the voice squad, Ireland's premier traditional vocal group. Gather round and join singers Moya Brennan (CLannad), Maura O'Connell (soon to be seen in gangs of new york) and Brian Kennedy (hit with 'Get On with your short life') in a selection of seasonal Irish songs.
Release Date: 09 December 2002