LINDA WERTHEIMER, Host:
We go now to the Lissadell House in County Sligo, Ireland where several Irish music stars gathered recently for a Christmas celebration.
(SOUNDBITE OF BAGPIPE MUSIC)
WERTHEIMER: The traditional Irish band Dervish hosted the gathering, joining their guests for this arrangement of Christmas classics.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG "DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH")
PADDY MELONEY: Christmas and New Year at home that's always a big bash, and I have a wild meadow down in Wicklow. So we go out there and we celebrate and dance around a big fire over there, out in the garden.
WERTHEIMER: That's Paddy Maloney of the Chieftains, one of the guests at a Christmas music celebration in Sligo, Ireland.