Winter Wind - Beltaine

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1. I Saw Three Ships
2. Holly and the Ivy
3. Little Drummer Boy
4. What Child Is This
5. Carol of the Bells
6. In Dulci Jublio/March of the Three Kings
7. Christmas Day Ida Morning
8. Mairis Wedding/Jingle Bells
9. Up on the Housetop
10. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
11. There Comes a Galley Laden
12. Wassail Song/Bottom of the Punchbowl
13. Silent Night
14. Baloo Lammy/Sound of Sleat
15. Dancing Bear
16. Joy to the World
17. Lo How a Rose
Beltaine is proud to announce the release of their third CD, a Christmas CD called Winter Wind. The CD is a collection of Christmas music from around the world. The tunes are bright and happy, a perfect way to celebrate this special holiday season. There are 17 instrumental tracks that take you on a journey through the history of Christmas through music, starting in the 13th century with March of the Three Kings to more contemporary tunes like Up on the Housetop and The Little Drummer Boy. The members of Beltaine had a great time recording the album. It was strange to be playing Christmas tunes in July, but it was wonderful to be able to take familiar tunes and add our unique interpretation. We were able to experiment and add harmonies and even our own variations to these tunes. Beltaines music is traditional folk music from America, England, Scotland, Ireland, Finland, and many other countries. Their arrangements try to blend the instruments together to make cheerful, energetic sounds that float through the air and embrace the heart and soul of the listeners. Beltaine performs thoughout the Northwest at many festivals and events. This holiday season, they will be celebrating the music of the season at The Pittock Mansion, the Grotto Festival of Lights, The Portland FolkMusic Third Friday Concert Series, Music Millennium, as well as many private parties