Jo's recording, Christmas Gifts, features a variety of traditional
Christmas carols from various countries, both familiar and the less
well-known, this CD will help put you in the holiday spirit. The myriad
of emotions of the Advent and Christmas season are embodied by the
improvisational performances, sensitively played by Jo on the Celtic harp.
Featuring 18 tracks, including 15 harp solos, and 3 with Wayne Morrison on
shuttle pipe joining Jo.
It's an album of honest and touching performances with the clear, simple
tones of the celtic harp -- her Christmas gift to you. Simply beautiful."
The Harp Connection
Griffin Humphries, my husband's grandfather, would always greet family and
friends with a hearty "Christmas Gifts!" on Christmas morning. The family
has adopted this custom and greets each other the same way. In researching
this album, I discovered this custom extends far beyond my husband's family.
It was a greeting used in the American South during the 1800s. In some
areas, it was used by poorer folks as a Christmas Day greeting and request
for a gift from their richer neighbors. Those who had gave coins or other
small gifts to those who had not.
I have these wonderful Christmas carols and a harp to play them on, so this
is my Christmas Gift to you.
For an elegant Christmas, be sure the candles are lit, the pine is fresh,
the wrapping is crisp and the soundtrack comes from Jo Morrison's
Christmas Gifts. ...
It all meshes together exquisitely, flowing from piece to mellow piece
without pause or hesitation; left on repeat, this CD could play all
evening and never grow tiresome. ...
Unwrap this Christmas gift early and invite the Morrisons into your home
for the holidays. You'll have them back again each year.
These eighteen tracks contain the meaning of the season within them, and
will bring joy to the heart of any listener. Seasonal music from around the
world, all given a Celtic slant that renews the initial joy of the song.
I find joy in the purity of the music itself where Christmas Gifts is
concerned. I would have to give this one a definite recommendation for anyone
who likes seasonal music, harp music, or both. Jo's third release is not
to be missed!
Naomi de Bruyn,
Solo harp, plus three tracks by Port Righ, with Wayne Morrison on shuttle pipes.
The first song is one of my favourites of the season, "What Child is This?"
Jo gives it such a poignant feel that one can almost feel the wonder and
amazement of the initial birth. The riffs and runs are smooth as silk,
and bring a contented smile to the listener.
Naomi de Bruyn,
Total playing time: 50 minutes
© 2003 by Jo Morrison.
All rights reserved.
All arrangements by Jo Morrison.
* I Wonder as I Wander is copyright by John Jacob Niles, through G. Schirmer,
Inc., licensed by the Harry Fox Agency, song number I00181, license number
Produced by Heidi Gerber and Jo Morrison
Engineered by Heidi Gerber at All Access Audio, Inc.
Mastering by Charlie Pilzer, Airshow Mastering
Cover Art and Layout by Jo Morrison
Thanks to all of my fans who kept asking for this until I finally got
around to doing it.
Instruments on the CD:
Dusty Strings 36B and
Walsh shuttle pipe
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