Synopses & Reviews
Told in a delightful Irish brogue, this festive story reminds listeners that things are a little different on the Emerald Isle 'round Christmastime. Instead of logs thrown onto the fire, a turf blazes bright, and a mother and father enjoy a stout in place of cold eggnog spiced just right. Donner and Blitzen cannot be heard prancing on the rooftop, because Ould Neddy the donkey pulls a small cart packed with presents. On this CD, Father Christmas ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding. Thus begins the wondrous Irish night before Christmas.Following An Irish Night Before Christmas is another tale with a Celtic twist. Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick's Day more than leprechauns? They decide that even with all of the shamrocks, bagpipes, drums, and banners, the parade needs a little something extra-a dose of leprechaun delight. Full of hilarious episodes and excitement, Blazek relays the chaos in this fun listen. Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade will never be the same.ABOUT THE NARRATORSarah Kirwan Blazek, narrator and author, was born in County Wexford, Ireland, and retains dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States. Her delightful brogue perfectly complements the stories on this CD. A former teacher at the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls/Hardey Preparatory for Boys, Blazek lives in Chicago, Illinois.
This CD for young children includes a story of five leprechauns who wreak havoc on the unsuspecting city of Dublin as it prepares to celebrate one of its most sacred holidays: St. Patrick's Day.
Blazek narrates two Irish-themed tales that explore the origins of Santa's elves and follow five leprechauns who wreak havoc on the city of Dublin as it prepares to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.