The acoustic guitar extraordinaire brings his unique mixture of folk, classical and blues to 16 gorgeous tracks. Includes O Holy Night; Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming; Spanish Carol; Christ Is Born as a Child of Man , and more.
This gifted guitarist possesses a remarkable blend of power and delicacy, and an unparalleled ear for the beauty of music both ancient and new. On this lovely collection, Fahey (accompanied by piano and cello) takes listeners on a tour that spans different cultures (Ireland and Spain, to name but two) and eras. Blending older sanctified music such as "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and "Mary Had a Baby" with thematically related pieces such as "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooms," Fahey captures the spirit of December 25th. --David Sprague