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Dec 17

Eclipse – It’s Christmas Now!

This week’s Album of the Week is It’s Christmas Now! from Connecticut band called Eclipse with a Scottish heritage.

Listen to our feature programme presented by Ross Macfadyen with interviews from the band on Saturday 17 December from 12 noon and 12 midnight and on Monday 19 December from 6.00pm.

Eclipse is Matt Wilkie and his twin sisters Nell Malyszka and Trish Keil.

They were born and raised in Edinburgh where the trio performed throughout Scotland. In 1975 they moved to the United States of America where they performed acoustic music along the east coast.

In 1986 Andy Lafreniere joined the band bringing his experience as an acoustic and electric guitarist as well as his skills as a composer and arranger. The group then evolved into a seven piece band playing a variety of popular music of the 1970s and 1980s.

With this new Christmas recording they are now going back to their roots by performing original acoustic and traditional music. All members of Eclipse now make Connecticut their home. Andy and Nell are co-directors of the Suzuki Talent Educational School of Sandy Hook, Connecticut where they teach early music programmes as well as lessons in piano and classical guitar.

Trish also teaches in the early music programme.  Matt runs a successful contracting business called Scotia Contracts at Southbury, Connecticut, USA.

Download a copy of It’s Christmas Now! from Amazon and support Celtic Music Radio!

Album of the Week, Saturdays at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm and also on Catch Up anytime.

Eclipse performing live on Saturday Night (left) at the Newton Meeting House for Kevin’s Community Center, Free Medical Clinic.

 


4 comments

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  1. Doug Jennings

    Thank You Scotland for giving Eclipse I am so happy to see them having success at home, well deserved . Merry Christmas.

  2. Scott Young

    Thanks again for nominating “Eclipse-It’s Christmas Now” Album of the Week!

  3. Scott Young

    I have been listening to your radio station, and am thoroughly enjoying the music of “Eclipse”, and am very pleased that “Eclipse-It’s Christmas Now” was named “album of the week”. The Eclipse band members are extremely talented, harmonize very well, and truely represent great Celtic music here in the united States.
    I am now a new fan of your Music Radio station, and will be listening in more frequently; Thank You.
    Sincerely,
    Scott C. Young

  4. Trish Grant

    Hi Ross,

    My name is Trish Grant I live in Edinburgh. I am Matt,Trish and Nell’s niece and have pretty much been their number one fan my whole life. My husband Robin and I listened in to the station and loved the broadcast and loved that Eclipse made album of the week.We love the C.D and hope that Eclipse will be played again on your station!
    We would like to add we spent Christmas with all the family in C.T 2 years ago and loved their Christmas concert in Newtown. The Eclipse bring a lot of Joy and Happiness to all who spend time with them. I hope all your listeners loved their very unique and beautiful sound
    Have a very Merry Christmas and Thank you for playing” It’s Christmas Now”

    Happy Holiday

    Trish and Robin Grant

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