Stands to reason that we could fashion a great Christmas playlist featuring Welsh artists given the grand tradition of choirs from that country. Not only that but Wales has certainly punched above its weight in producing artists who have gone on to international superstardom. Not surprising then that it is the vocals that take centre stage on these Welsh Christmas tunes. Since the mid 1980’s Aled Jones’ ‘Walking In The Air’ has been mesmerising listeners and his choirboy singing appears destined to return every Christmas. Charlotte Church is another who achieved fame at a young age and her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’ is a lesson in simplicity and the glory of the voice. A Welsh Winter Wonderland also features some little known gems such as Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s ‘Christmas Eve’ which they wrote for a charity album called ‘It’s A Cool, Cool Christmas’ in 2000. At the other end of the scale is Cerys Matthews and Tom Jones exuberant Christmas hit ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ which revels in its grandiose production.
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