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.”
Beltaine’s 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 Festivasl of Lights, The Portland FolkMusic Third Friday Concert Series, Music Millennium, as well as many private parties. To learn more about Beltaine and their music, visit their web site at www.beltainemusic.com.
John Keys – 503-788-5648