"Christmas in Killarney" is an Irish Christmas song
written by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh and Frank
Weldon, copyright 1950. This song has been performed by
many artists, most notably Bing Crosby who recorded it
on October 1, 1951 and it was then included in the
12-inch LP version of his album Merry Christmas. Two
recordings of the song made the Billboard retail chart
in 1950: Dennis Day's version peaked at #10, while
Percy Faith's version reached #28.
Other artists to record the song include Ruby Murray
(1962), Bobby Vinton (1964), Joan Morrissey (1974),
Anne Murray (1981), and the Irish Rovers (2002). It was
featured prominently in the Rankin/Bass 1981 Christmas
TV special, The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold. It has
also been performed by the Barra MacNeils, Marc Gunn
and The Four Ramblers. In 2016, Neil Diamond sang it on
his "Acoustic Christmas" album.
Although originally written for Voice and Piano, I
created this arrangement for Flute & Strings ( 2
Violins, Viola & Cello).