O Come Emmanuel - Celtic Christmas Carol - www.celticchristmasmusic.org Christmas Music
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Inner Splendor Media's "In The Spirit of Peace" is a stirring, mystical, richly textured collection of classic Christmas melodies and new holiday music, performed by some of the British Isles most accomplished musicians.
This one-of-a-kind song cycle wraps the familiar melodies of Christmas around a Celtic musical foundation, with Ann Malone and Sarah Warwick's vocals augmented by traditional Gaelic instruments like the Uilleann Pipes and the Bodhran. You'll hear classic Christmas music as you never have before, with driving rhythms, hypnotic vocal harmonies and virtuosic instrumental performances.
To create "In The Spirit of Peace," Ann Malone, Alan Reekie and Rob Smith assembled a group of Irish and Scottish musicians with lifelong passions for their homeland's music. 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. Delicate, driving, melodic and spiritual, "In The Spirit of Peace" is a tapestry of sound that will enrich your entire winter.
As a whole, "In The Spirit of Peace" encompasses a wide musical range, drawing upon the full spectrum of the musical tradition from which it springs forth. Among 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.
Inner Splendor Media is a recording company that specializes in pure, simple, elemental and beautiful music found all over the world. "In The Spirit of Peace" is the first of two new collections of Christmas music released by the company in late 2009.
Produced by Ann Malone, Alan Reekie, Rob Smith, Vidura Barrios & Kanta Barrios.
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