Watch: Christmas on Castletown Rd


Filmed in a rehearsal space on the Castletown Road in Dundalk over a few months this year, Christmas on Castletown Rd. is very easily one of the best things to land in our inbox in 2016. In fact, we deem it something of an early Christmas present, brimming with some stupendous sounds and a production style we could watch, very happily, for forever and a year.

Featuring the likes of Robocobra Quartet, Jink Lennon, Elephant, Bleeding Heart Pigeons and Sophie Coyle, the production was directed by Graham Patterson and involved several others, namely, Mark Finnegan, Conor Taaffe, Mark Sheridan, Gavin Murray and Mícheál Keating.

Check out the full tracklist and featuring acts, and watch Christmas on Castletown Rd in full below.

1. Jinx Lennon – Don’t Lose a Stone for Christmas
2. Robocobra Quartet – Album of the Year
3. These Are Atoms – Grandad is Sticking His Head in the Oven for Christmas
4. Video Blue – Last Christmas (Wham!)
5. Sophie Coyle – Winter Aconite
6. Looking Svelte – Stop the Cavalry (Jona Lewie)
7. Trick Mist – Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
8. T.P.M. – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
9. Elephant – River (Joni Mitchell)
10. Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Christmas Time is Here (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
11. Jinx Lennon & Sophie Coyle – Don’t Let Christmas Do Your Head I

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