Joy to the World Nine Waves

  1. Don Oiche Ud i mBeithil 3:28
  2. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 3:22
  3. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night 2:05
  4. Once in Royal David's City 1:57
  5. First Noel 1:21
  6. O come all ye faithful 1:01
  7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 0:58
  8. Silent Night, Holy Night 1:00
  9. Away In A Manger 1:00
  10. Joy to the world 0:58
Released January 09, 2023
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Séamus Ó Beaglaoich

An t-amhránaí sean-nóis, an ceoltóir traidisiúnta agus an duine is mó a bhfuil meas air in Éirinn agus go hidirnáisiúnta cibé áit a bhfuil grá ag na healaíona agus an cultúr dúchais in Éirinn.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal agus comhbhrón ó chroí do mhuintir uí Bheaglaoich uilig.

Tá ár Smaointe agus Ár bPaidreacha le Seamus, le Clann Shéamuis agus lena lán Cairde Shéamuis

Eanáir 09 2023, gd


Joy to the World “Nine Waves”
 Sea swimming at Christmas in Ireland is Celebrated here with our beautiful album of Festive Carol Music.

It's one of Ireland's most beloved Christmas traditions, with its popularity only increasing in recent years following the uptake in ✨sea swimming✨. All over the country on the 25th December, thousands of brave Santa hat-clad souls will hurl themselves into the sea, whether it's for charity, tradition or just for the craic.

In the late twentieth century it has become traditional to swim in the sea on Christmas morning. This is often done in aid of charity. The Forty Foot in Sandycove in Dublin and Blackrock in Salthill, Galway are traditional venues for this where hundreds brave the cold temperatures and jump into the sea.

Started in 1989, The COPE Galway Christmas Day swim celebrates its 34th year in 2023. The event is held annually and people are invited to gather at Blackrock Tower in Salthill on Christmas morning for this festive swim event in support of Cope.

Here in Ireland there is a popular tradition of taking to the icy-cold waters of the Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean or many inland lakes and rivers. People swim in these locations year round, but on Christmas Day many, many more turn up to swim just for fun or as part of a charity fundraising initiative.

Ceiliúradh ar snámh farraige um Nollaig in Éirinn. 
Albam deich gcinn d’fhoinn áille Fhéile Carol. 

Track 01: "Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil" 
I sing of that night in Bethlehem
This amazing Irish Christmas Carol it is thought was composed more than 1500 years ago in Ireland around the year 622 AD by an unknown composer. The work is also attributed as being of later composition. Reference is made to this music in Sources of Irish Traditional Music, c. 1600-1855: An Annotated Catalogue of Prints and Manuscripts, 1583-1855. Aloys Fleischman (June 1, 1998) New York.  Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 
We are delighted to include our arrangement of this beautiful music as the first track in our album Joy to the World, "Nine Waves" 🎶


That night in Bethlehem
 I sing of a night in Bethlehem
 A night as bright as dawn
 I sing of that night in Bethlehem
 The night the Word was born
 The skies are glowing gaily
 The earth in white is dressed
 See Jesus in the cradle
 Drink deep in His mother's breast
 And there on a lonely hillside
 The shepherds bow down in fear
 When the heavens open brightly
 And God's message rings out so clear
 Glory now to the Father
 In all the heavens high
 And peace to His friends on earth below
 Is all the angels cry
 That night in Bethlehem will be spoken of forever under the sun,
 That night in Bethlehem that the Word was made flesh.
 The skies are aglow, the ground is covered in white,
 See little Jesus in the cradle, and the Virgin in a transport of love. 
 On the bare hillside, the shepherds take shelter;
 The skies open to a messenger from God. 
 A hundred praises now to the Father in heaven above,
 And henceforth on Earth, to men of good will, peace. 
 Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil
 Don oíche úd i mBeithil
 beidh tagairt faoi ghréin go brách,
 Don oíche úd i mBeithil
 gur tháinig an Briathar slán;
 Tá gríosghrua ar spéartha
 's an talamh 'na chlúdach bán;
 Féach Íosagán sa chléibhín,
 's an Mhaighdean 'Á dhiúl le grá
 Ar leacain lom an tsléibhe
 go nglacann na haoirí scáth
 Nuair in oscailt gheal na spéire
 tá teachtaire Dé ar fáil;
 Céad glóir anois don Athair
 sa bhFlaitheasa thuas go hard!
 Is feasta fós ar sa thalamh
 d'fheara dea-mhéin' siocháin!
 Don oíche úd i mBeithil, beidh tagairt faoi ghrian go bráth
 Don oíche úd i mBeithil go dtáinig an Briathar slán.
 Tá gríos-ghrua ar spéirthibh, ’san talamh ’na chlúdach bán,
 Féach Íosagán sa chliabhán, ’s an Mhaighdean in aoibhneas grá. 
 Ar leaca loma sléibhe, ’sé ghlacann na h-aoirí scáth;
 Ar oscailt geal na spéire, tá teachtaire Dé ar fail.
 Céad glóir anois don Athair, i bhFlaitheasaibh thuas go h-ard,
 Is feasta fós ar thalamh, do fheara dea-mhéin, síochán.
 7th Century A.D. Traditional Music, Ireland.

Track 02:  "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" 
 Music composed in the 12th Century.
 The composer to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown. 

Track 03:  "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night"
 16th century melody
 Music Composer unknown. 

Track 04:   "Once in Royal David’s City" 
 Music composed by Henry John Gauntlett 1805 - 1876 

Track 05:  "The First Noel"
 A traditional English Christmas carol with Cornwall origins. It is listed as number 682 in the Roud Folk Song Index.
 The Music was most likely composed in the 16th or 17th century, but possibly dating from as early as the 13th century.  

Track 06:   "O Come, All Ye Faithful" 
  Adeste Fideles Music composed by John Francis Wade 1711 - 1786 

 Track 07:   "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"
 Music Composed by Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy 1809 - 1847
 Music Adapted by William Hayman Cummings 1831-1915  

Track 08:  "Silent Night" 
 Music Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber 1787-1863 

 Track 09:   "Away In A Manger"
 Music Composed by James Ramsey Murray 1841 - 1905  

 Track 10:   "Joy to the World"
 Music composed by George Frederick Handel 1685-1759  

Joy to the World: Nine Waves Album, Mixed and Mastered by BandLab Mixing and Mastering Team Mandy Parnell, Mike Tucci, Maria Elisa Ayerbe, Justus West, and Will Quinnell
 Music arrangements by Gearóid Ó Deághaidh 
 Photograph Credit
 Gearóid Ó Deághaidh
 Graphic Artwork Credit:
 Gearóid Ó Deághaidh