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Joy - An Irish Christmas

Keith & Kristyn Getty, Keith GettyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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listen  4. Magnificat 4:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. How Suddenly a Baby Cries (With Narnian Reel) 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Joy Has Dawned / Angels We Have Heard On High (Medley) 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven (A Children's Carol) 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Carol of the Bells (With Young Tom Ennis Jig) 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. O Savior of Our Fallen Race 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen11. Joy to the World (With Miss Eliza's Reel) 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Getty Music Label LLC
  • ASIN: B005HE25G6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Joy - An Irish Christmas by Keith & Kristyn Getty

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true joy to behold October 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This was a wonderful album--filled with surprises and delights. You will be overjoyed at the quality of music and the tender vibrancy of their music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful album December 19, 2011
By Jeanne
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'll start by saying that I have only recently become acquainted with the music of Keith and Kristyn Getty. They gave a concert at my church last week (McLean Bible Church, Vienna, VA) and I had purchased this CD (along with two of their other CDs) before the concert.

I have probably close to 100 Christmas CDs, collected over several years, and this CD is the one we have been playing almost exclusively this Christmas. Where to start? All of the songs are lovely, and the various reels that are included in some of them make them so beautifully Irish. I especially love "An Irish Christmas Blessing", so perfect in its simplicity, yet with a message of comfort and hope in Christ. I love the hymn "Joy has Dawned", and "Savior of Our Fallen Race" (dedicated to Carl "Chip" Stam, whose family tree includes the Christian martyrs John and Betty Stam) is based on a 6th century Latin carol. Then there is the sweet "Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven", written for children, with a simple message of the gospel. And I cannot forget to mention the compelling "How Suddenly a Baby Cries" (with the Narnian reel). I especially love this song for its mention of Anna and Simeon, faithful servants who had longed and watched for the coming of their Redeemer for so many years, and whom God honored by allowing them to see the infant Savior before their days on earth came to an end. Can you imagine what it will be like to see these two saints in heaven one day and to hear their stories?

This Christmas CD will undoubtedly remain one of my favorites for years to come. I am so thankful that the Gettys have dedicated themselves to writing hymns for our time. Each and every song here is memorable and speaks to the heart, and Jesus Christ is glorified through the lyrics and melodies.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will become a Christmas classic October 18, 2011
By Ben
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I've been a fan of Keith and Kristyn's music for a while now and didn't realize until attending one of their concerts last weekend that they were releasing a Christmas album this year. I snatched it up almost as soon as it came out and, though it's a bit early for Christmas music, I will be getting a head start this year!

The Getty's take several holiday standards and blend them with some fabulous Irish tunes; the combination brings a whole new energy to these well-known Christmas classics. They also introduce several new songs (like the hauntingly beautiful "Magnificat") to the Christmas repertoire.

A spectacular release. This is one album you will definitely want to pick up early this Christmas season!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars CD quality is disappointing January 14, 2013
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Somehow I missed the note about this being an "on demand" product when ordered from This is my first experience with this and I am very disappointed. I completely agree with the following review:

** This review is only related to the quality of the Amazon "on demand" product quality, and is not a review of the content or quality of the music. **

I was VERY unhappy with the product quality. The print quality and color of the CD cover is not very good. There are no liner notes or song lyrics, instead just a very generic-looking song list in block white letters on black backgrounds. The same generic look was printed on the CD itself. If I had known this, I wouldn't have ordered from Amazon. I'm returning it and reordering elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A wonderful collection of songs. Some are very well known; others a bit more obscure. If you like Christmas music there is a wealth of it here.

Kristyn Getty's voice is something special. Her singing is pure and uncluttered. She does throw in some ear candy, but it is done within the Irish style so it is not distracting. A friend of mine, on first hearing a track, compared her to Allison Kraus. The arrangements of the songs are interesting, with lots of little surprises. The use of open chords and dissonance coupled with a welcome sparseness allowed the arrangements to support the melody, lending interest without claiming precedence.

The various musicians who contributed to this are first rate. The word that comes to mind is clean. Most every note for all instruments is exactly where it needed to be. The fiddle players deserve special notice. The piano work on the slower numbers is restrained and classy, not the least bit muddy or overdone. The background vocals also were very clean, especially considering the close harmonies on some of the arrangements. No pitch problems, and it sounded live rather than corrected (so another credit to the engineering team).

This is the best recording I've heard in a long time. Kudos to the engineering and production team. Capturing the runs and trills of the fiddle this cleanly, as well as the mix among the various instruments, made the "busy-ness" of the faster songs a pleasure to listen to. The piano recording, especially on the slower songs, is very musical, well balanced in tone and with none of the harshness that sometimes accrues to that instrument. Some may not like the closeness of the miking on the piano, but I love being able to hear the peddle work on the dampers.

Buy this album. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like it because...
It is soothing praise worship for any season, but also for the Christmas season of course. I recommend it to anyone.
Published 10 days ago by Sigifredo Bustos
2.0 out of 5 stars Joyful Noise
I loved the lyrics but only enjoyed a few of the arrangements as the music was a little too "upbeat" for my tastes.
Published 25 days ago by Cabby
5.0 out of 5 stars favorite
This is now one of my favorite Christmas albums. I love the variety of songs and themes. It is so nice that it does not sound like every other Christmas album I own. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachel s. Weatherly
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Excellent music, and these musicians are truly gifted with musical ability, and their love for God really comes through in the music. Great addition to my Christmas CD collection!
Published 2 months ago by singme2hvn
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a gift
This was a gift and she was completely thrilled with each and every one of them!Thank you for having all she wanted for Christmas!
Published 3 months ago by Gwen LeLusche
5.0 out of 5 stars Glory to God in the highest!
Keith & Kristyn Getty are modern day hymnwriters. Their desire to glorify our great God, His Holy Spirit, and His beloved Son Jesus Christ, is evident throughout their music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rebekah S. Dellea
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy and fun!!
I so enjoyed the Irish flavor of these songs. The songs were happier and, at the same time, deeper than your normal Christmas songs. Written and sung with conviction and passion. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marissa Endicott
5.0 out of 5 stars Nashville has finally caught on to this talent!
The Gettys are a wonderfully talented music duo, along with a team of outstanding musicians. I have been to two of their concerts and they put on quite a toe-tapping, clapping,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by plumvision
5.0 out of 5 stars a unique gift . . .
both for me and for others. I love their music, and this one is different but with the same compelling messages. A winner!
Published 3 months ago by Katy Schrader
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
Gave this cd to a friend who's been playing it nonstop since. Love the mix of traditional and new music a Celtic style. The Getttys are always great.
Published 3 months ago by Lara Pietrantone
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