Loreena McKennitt’s 20+ years and dozens of awards and honors shine through in this wonderfully evocative mix of world, Celtic, New Age, and traditional folk music, celebrating the Christmas season. You’ll love the original, fascinating interpretations of classic carols and eight new songs inspired by the season. McKennitt’s tasty blend of eastern rhythms on some songs and Renaissance instruments on others evokes not just the holiday season, but several hundred years of rich musical tradition from around the world. The result is an expressive, moving celebration and a poignant reflection on the mystery of what Christmas means.
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