A Christmas Heritage

Six of acoustic music’s brightest stars come together to explore musical holiday traditions at the roots of Americana. This collaboration results in a seasonal recording unlike any other, featuring traditional holiday music from Ireland, France, and Eastern Europe woven together with Americana and Gospel repertoire. A Christmas Heritage combines fresh renditions of familiar holiday classics and the yuletide theme yields nicely to the dreamy, impressionistic arrangements of virtuosos Philip Aaberg, Darol Anger, Alison Brown, Mike Marshall, Tim O’Brien and Todd Phillips. O’Brien’s singing even has a hearty, raw edge to it on "Greensleeves" and the mysterious original composition "NewGrange." In the sparest of settings, Mike Marshall’s solo guitar take on "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is liquid and loving. The mandolin, mandola, and mandocello interplay on "Pat-a-pan" is inspired and pretty without being merely ornamental.

A Christmas Heritage

Newgrange

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Track Listing

Greensleeves Buy
Christmas Eve Buy
In the Bleack Midwinter Buy
Gypsy Winter Buy
Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel Buy
The Promise of Spring Buy
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Buy
Newgrange Buy
Charity Buy
On a Quiet Night Buy
Patapan Buy
Shalom Aleichem / Breakin' Up Christmas Buy
Go Tell It on the Mountain Buy
While Roving on a Winter's Night (Live) Buy