Appalachian Christmas

An Appalachian Christmas

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by Mark O'Connor
     
 
There's nothing particularly Appalachian about this set, other than the cover, really, but it is a graceful and balanced holiday album featuring Mark O'Connor's brilliant fiddle playing on several Christmas classics, along with friends and guests Renée Fleming, Alison Krauss, James

Overview

There's nothing particularly Appalachian about this set, other than the cover, really, but it is a graceful and balanced holiday album featuring Mark O'Connor's brilliant fiddle playing on several Christmas classics, along with friends and guests Renée Fleming, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Steve Wariner, Jane Monheit, Yo-Yo Ma, Sharon Isbin, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and others.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Omac
UPC:
0676519000260
catalogNumber:
16

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark O'Connor   Primary Artist,Dulcimer,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Violin,Drums,Electric Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar,Mandola
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Alison Krauss   Vocals
Steve Wariner   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Bass
James Taylor   Vocals
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Steve Gibson   Electric Guitar
Sharon Isbin   Guitar
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dennis Burnside   Piano
Mark Casstevens   Guitar
Renée Fleming   Soprano (Vocal)
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Byron House   Bass
John Jarvis   Piano
Carl Marsh   Synthesizer
Brent Mason   Guitar
Tom Roady   Percussion
Chris Thile   Mandolin
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
London Studio Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jane Monheit   Vocals
Andreas Delfs   Conductor
Hot Swing   Ensemble
Glen Worff   Bass

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Steve Wariner   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Brown Bannister   Producer
Amy Grant   Executive Producer
Edgar Meyer   Arranger
James Taylor   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Carl Marsh   Arranger
John Newton   Composer
Jim Ed Norman   Producer
Mark O'Connor   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Michael Blanton   Executive Producer
Chris Hazell   Producer
James R. Murray   Composer
Richard B. Smith   Additional Music
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Steven Epstein   Producer
American Traditional   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Bob Wells   Additional Music

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An Appalachian Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GSE More than 1 year ago
Mark O'Connor is the best and most versatile violinist performing today and he has put together an eclectic group of performers and selection of music that is absolutely outstanding. I have been hoping Mark would make a Christmas CD one day. An Appalachian Christmas is a warm collection of songs that captures the spirit of the season. You must buy this CD for yourself as well as a gift for others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this qualifies for a 5+ star rating. Absolutely one of the best that Mark O'Connor has ever done. The top artists that Mark has chosen shows real class a little different venue than the normal Christmas music and its nicely done. Renee Fleming is always great at whatever she does. Mark really shows his superb talent with the violin. He has put together one of his very best albums. You can hit the repeat button and not tire of this incredible music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark O'Connor has done it again! Gathering and recreating wonderful American music from all corners of the American heart - once again proving that "we are all under the same tent." What a healing experience to listen to Alison Krause and Renee Fleming back to back and realize that we are all Americans and that if we would all just listen to, embrace and cherish our collective musical treasures, we could go a long way to healing our national soul. A very welcome Christmas present to all! Thanks Mark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark O'Connor's new holiday album is one I could listen to year round, there are such beautiful songs included. Mark's artistry is unparalleled, and he gets some great folks to join him. "Slumber My Darlin'" with Alison Krauss is a gorgeous lullaby, the more jazzy Christmas songs with Jane Monheit really get you in the spirit. I love hearing James Taylor croon on Ol' Blue. You should definitely check it out if you love great holiday music, or just music in general!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not too early to enjoy the wonderful christmas tunes that Mark O'Connor and others have compiled together! I really love this album and cannot wait to share it with other when the holidays begin. Such a great range of genres from classical to fiddle to jazz! Highly recommended for any traditional christmas songs lover.