An Appalachian Christmas

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 Ren?e Fleming, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Steve Wariner, Jane Monheit, Yo-Yo Ma, Sharon Isbin, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and others.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Omac
  • UPC: 676519000260
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 3,290

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark O'Connor Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, 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
American Traditional Composer
Mykola Leontovych Composer
Bob Wells Additional Music
Steve Epstein Producer
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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Exciting, fresh, and traditional Christmas CD

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    This is one of the best--you will love it.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Just great music........

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    beautiful music just in time for the holidays!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Such a great Album!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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