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CD: Drive The Cold Winter Away


Price: $31.95

CD: Drive The Cold Winter Away
ISBN: QRCD102R        
Author: McKENNITT Loreena           Format: CD
Publisher: Quinlan Road            

This is not your father's Christmas album. Loreena McKennitt's primary instrument is the harp, but her primary technique is to take a traditional folk song and super-size it with strings, modern rhythms, and lush orchestration.

It's a style that works ideally with this material. Her takes on "The Wexford Carol" and "The Stockford Carol" will make you rethink holiday songs. Other highlights include "The Seasons" and "In Praise of Christmas," all songs that are weepy enough to please Grandma but never so sappy they sound fake. Add two cups of hot cider and a roaring fire, and this album will turn Scrooge into a fan of the season.


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