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Rovers release holiday songs

They made Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer a Christmas staple and now the Irish Rovers release their first album of Christmas music in more than a decade.

The song was a little known Randy Brooks tune until the Rovers put their spin on it, making it a top 20 hit within weeks of hitting the airwaves.

The group of Irish ex-pats in Canada has released Merry Merry Time of Year, featuring Deck the Halls, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Hawaiian tune Mele Kalikimaka among the selections.

Band leader George Millar penned the original tune Have You Heard, a Christmas song with old-world beauty.

Millar also produced the album, which was recorded at Rick Salt’s Lois Lane Studios in Nanaimo, as well as Wilcil McDowell Studio in Northern Ireland.

The band will be on tour this season in eastern Canada and the U.S. Their latest television special marking their 45th anniversary as a band, called Home in Ireland, is airing on PBS.

For more information, please visit www.irishroversmusic.com.

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