Formed January, 1970 in Hamilton, Canada, by Sister Maria Cordis and smilin' Joe Allain, the St. Patrick's Folk Group this year is celebrating its forty year anniversary. After 36 years of performing Sunday masses and special event concerts, the group was approached by Race Records to make a Christmas CD for the needy in the St. Patrick's parish of Hamilton, Canada. The resulting project raised over $30,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank. Four years later, they did it again and have already raised $15,000 with the official release date November 23, 2010 - a must for every family on Christmas morning.
Another amazing Christmas offering with guest appearances by the St. Michael's Childrens Choir of Hamilton, Canada and Sonny Del-Rio's version of "The Christmas Song."


Sleigh Ride


Santa's Coming To Town (page track)

St. Patrick's Folk Group
Joe Allain
Rose Allain
Brian Allore
Heather Fowler-Schlett
Teresa Herechuk
Maria Kucherawy

Lydia Lemus
Geraldine McMullen
Vince Van Schyndel
Julia Vernon
Margaret Vernon
St. Patrick's Folk Group Kiddies (featured on "Let It Be Christmas")
Daniel Allain
Deanna Allain
Sara Kucherawy
Alannah Marzilla
Katie Schlett
St. Michael Catholc Elementary School Choir,
(featured on "El Shaddai", "Oh, What A Night"
Hamilton, Ontario
and "Everytime A Bell RIngs")
principal:
choir master:
choir manager:
choir members

Angelo Crosta
Joe Allain
Mary Ann Mostacci
c. 80 childrenfrom grades 2-7

The Musicians
guitars:
piano / keyboards:
bass:
violin:
cello:
trumpet:
accordion:
drums:
percussion:

Joe Allain, Brian Allore, Byng Bell
Christobel Pinto-Johnson, Jono
Vince Van Schyndel, Neil Nickafor
Grenville Pinto
Rebecca Morton
Carlo DiBattista
Silvio Camilleri
Jack Pedler
Big Z, Smiln' Joe

Production
recorded and produced by:
co-produced by:
mixed by:
mastered by:
Georgie Fab at A Cellar Full of Noise
Joe Allain
L. Stu Young (Lort)
Nick Blagona (Metalworks Studios)
A great mix of Christmas standards featuring guest appearances by Ian Thomas and Sonny Del-Rio.


Mary Did You Know

St. Patrick's Folk Group
Joe Allain
Rose Allain
Brian Allore
Heather Fowler-Schlett
Amanda Greschner
Teresa Herechuk
Maria Kucherawy
Lydia Lemus

Jennifer Lipnicky
Katie Lipnicky
Geraldine McMullen
Maria Tutolo
Vince Van Schyndel
Julia Vernon
Margaret Vernon

St. Patrick's Folk Group Kiddies (featured on "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty The Snowman")
Daniel Allain
Deanna Allain
Megan Allore
Sara Kucherawy
Katie Schlett
The Musicians
"FAB"ulous Single-minded Wonder:
drums:
percussion:
bass:
guitars:
piano:
keyboards:
trumpet:
sax, clarinet, flute:
violins:
accordion:
background vocals:

Frosty The Snowman
Jack Pedler, Skip Prokop, Colin Connors
Big Z, Christobel Pinto-Johnson, Joe Allain
Neil Nickafor, Chris Mancini
Byng Bell, Joe Allain, Brian Allore, Mark Mancini
Christobel Pinto-Johnson, Jono, Jesse O'Brien
Christobel Pinto-Johnson, Jono
Chris Howells, Bob Doige
Simon Wallis
Trish Howells, Don Wasilenko
Silvio Camilleri
Byng Bell, Carlo DiBattista

Production
recorded and produced by:
co-produced by:
mixed by:
mastered by:
Georgie Fab at A Cellar Full of Noise
Joe Allain
Bob Doige
Paul Riemens


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