December 16, 2015

Traditional holiday music

A Midwinter Night's Dream
Loreena McKennitt

McKennitt's classical, medieval winter carols are the perfect antidote to the usual interminable Christmas songs that plague us every year. Her dreamy, ethereal vocals are perfect for haunting, melancholy tunes such as The Holly and the Ivy, The Seven Rejoices of Mary, Good King Wencelas, and Coventry Carol. Her voice also lends a lightness to the romantic Seeds of Love, while the robust Gloucestershire Wassail perks things up. 

An excellent album that won't wear out its welcome.

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