December Journey

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Alula
  • UPC: 616498300128
  • Catalog Number: 3001
  • Sales rank: 339,731

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When Christ Was Born (Tra Va Ruggit Creest) - Norland Wind (0:54)
  2. 2 Stephen's Day Session - Norland Wind (3:20)
  3. 3 The Promising Light - Norland Wind (3:20)
  4. 4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Norland Wind (3:26)
  5. 5 Christmas on the Rocks - Norland Wind (2:31)
  6. 6 That Night in Bethlehem - Norland Wind (1:56)
  7. 7 Be Thou My Vision - Norland Wind (3:24)
  8. 8 Shining Christmas (Jul, Jul, StrĂ¥lande Jul) - Norland Wind (4:54)
  9. 9 A "Christmas Without Song" Pols (Jul Uten Sang Pols) - Norland Wind (3:23)
  10. 10 Christmas Day in the Morning/St. Kilda Wedding - Norland Wind (3:45)
  11. 11 Guiding Star - Norland Wind (4:30)
  12. 12 My Heart Is Always Moving (Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker) - Norland Wind (3:16)
  13. 13 December Journey: I Saw Three Ships/The First Noel/Mary Bore a Son ... - Norland Wind (5:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Loefke Primary Artist, celtic harp
Kerstin Blodig Bouzouki, Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards, Vocals, Bodhran
Ian Melrose Synthesizer, Guitar, Human Whistle
Technical Credits
Mick Franke Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Thomas Loefke Arranger
Kerstin Blodig Arranger
Aaron C. Yeagle Executive Producer
Ian Melrose Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This trio shines!

    Creative, neo-Celtic arrangements of holiday favorites by Norland Wind. Harpist Thomas Loefke and multi-instrumentalists Kerstin Blodig and Ian Melrose take the listener on a transporting December¿s Journey that is both calming and subtly stirring. They blend elements of Celtic, jazz, folk and traditional holiday music into pleasing ensemble works that will be enjoyed all through the year. On this release, the third that I know of by ¿Norland Wind¿ or some semblance thereof, Melrose and Blodig get more of a chance to show off their own compositions, which fit in well with Loefke¿s. Kerstin Blodig also has a release of Scandinavian ballads out, ¿Valivann¿, on which Loefke and Melrose are guest musicians. Other pleasing and inventive adaptations of Christmas music by Celtic harpists that you might enjoy include: ¿Celtic Christmas I¿ and ¿Celtic Christmas II¿ by Kim Robertson, and Loreena McKennitt¿s ¿A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season¿ and ¿To Drive the Cold Winter Away¿.

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