Songs by a Winter's Hearth
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Much has been written about the passionate and engaging voice of Ken O'Malley accompanied by his remarkable talent on guitar and mandolin . Here, he brings to life the memories of his Dublin childhood through such classic favorites as O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night and The Wexford Carol. Also sharing a new family tradition, his daughter Angela joins him for a stirring rendition of the Latin carol Gaudete and on Silent Night, which he sings in English, Irish Gaelic and German. O'Malley also showcases his own considerable talent as a songwriter with his original "Songs by a Winter's Hearth", a sentimental reflection upon his childhood days and the anticipation of the Christmas holiday. Accompanying himself on mandolin, this melody genuinely invites the listener to sing along.
Finally, what could be more classic than "Danny Boy" and "Ave Maria"? These two impressive tracks round out this unique holiday album -- and there is no more passionate and heartfelt version of either than by Ken O'Malley.