Crossey’s Christmas Crackers 2021

23 December 2021

Hi all

I’ve decided to dispense with the Christmas card malarkey this year and instead I have made up a number of mixes of music that I invite you to check out.  They’re posted in the form of YouTube videos – mainly because, as far as I’m aware, most people can access YouTube, without any form of subscription and listen via their computers/tablets/phones/TVs and – if they wish – stream them to a smart speaker or some other device…

I have quite a range of musical interests – which might surprise those who know me only for my traditional Irish music website and YouTube channel.  And my friends and acquaintances, too, have a diverse range of musical tastes.  Therefore a one-size-fits-all mix simply wouldn’t cut it.

Therefore I’ve made three mixes, one at least of which should appeal to you.  The details follow.

In the meantime, I hope you and yours have as good a festive period as is possible in the circumstances.  And on my behalf (and on behalf of Fee and Ben if you know them), please accept our warm wishes and kind thoughts.  And here’s to better days (please!) in the year ahead.


Mix 1 – 20 Raucous Rockers available here
Mix 2 – 20 Irish Traditional mix available here
Mix 3 – 30 moody, melancholy, meaningful moments available here

Mix 1 – 20 Raucous Rockers featuring:

  • Barrence Whitfield and The Savages
  • The Black Diamond Heavies
  • The Bloody Hollies
  • The Bonnevilles
  • The Cut In The Hill Gang
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • The Detroit Cobras
  • Dr Feelgood
  • The Electric Six
  • Grinderman
  • Guitar Wolf
  • The Hives
  • The Humpers
  • Idles
  • King Mud
  • The Legendary Shack Shakers
  • Motörhead
  • Rocket From The Crypt
  • The Seratones
  • Shilpa Ray

Mix 2 – 20 Irish Traditional standout recordings featuring:

  • Alan and John Kelly
  • Any Old Time 
  • At The Racket
  • Bakerswell
  • The Border Collies
  • Breda Smyth
  • Brendan Ring
  • Brian Kelly
  • Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien
  • Cran
  • Danú
  • Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O’Sullivan and Paul de Grae
  • James Kelly
  • James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien and Daithí Sproule
  • Joe and Antoinette McKenna
  • John Wynne
  • Leo Rickard
  • Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon
  • Paddy Keenan
  • Providence

Mix 3 – 30 moody, melancholy, meaningful moments featuring:

  • The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
  • Aidan Crossey
  • Arcade Fire
  • Bap Kennedy
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Cat Power
  • Cornershop with Bubbly Kaur
  • Gillian Welch
  • Guy Clark
  • Iris Dement
  • Joe Ely
  • John Martyn
  • John Prine
  • Johnny Cash
  • Jolie Holland
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Linda Thompson
  • Liz Green
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Neil Young
  • Nic Jones
  • Nick Drake
  • The North Mississippi Allstars
  • Seán Tyrrell
  • Sinéad O’Connor
  • Steve Earle
  • Terry Clark
  • Tom Waits
  • Tony Reidy
  • Wilco

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