Celtic Christmas Music (feat. Anne Malone & Sarah Warwick)
Inner Splendor Media presents this stirring and mystical compilation of classic Christmas melodies and new holiday music, performed by some of the British Isles’ most accomplished musicians. Vocalists Anne Malone and Sarah Warwick create a one-of-a-kind song cycle that weaves the familiar melodies of Christmas around a Celtic musical foundation, augmented by traditional Gaelic instruments like the Uilleann Pipes and the Bodhran. For this recording of rich textures, Anne Malone, Alan Reekie and Rob Smith assembled a group of Irish and Scottish musicians united by their lifelong passions for the music of their homeland. The ensemble imbues each song with the weight, power and character of the Celtic musical tradition, which was born in India and traveled through Romania, Eastern Europe and France before blossoming in Ireland and Scotland. A delicately driving, melodic and spiritual tapestry of sound, Celtic Christmas Music, will enrich your entire winter. The tracks here span the full spectrum of this musical tradition. Complementing classics like "O Holy Night", "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night", the album includes traditional folk melodies and captivating original songs like lead single "Mahaday", an Ann Malone composition that celebrates the Spanish and Latin side of the Celtic tradition. A rousing rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" recalls an Irish pub session, while a hypnotic, near-reggae "Carol of the Bells" is both meditative and propulsive.