Coming on October 9th is the DVD and CD of modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty's live Christmas album "JOY -- An Irish Christmas LIVE." Building on the success of their 2011 studio album by the same name, this live concert event (featured on Public Television) showcases fresh, extended arrangements plus eight new soon-to-be-classic Christmas carols to tell the Christmas story like no other!
Fusing tradition and innovation and bringing to bear the revelry of their Irish heritage, Keith & Kristyn Getty, joined by their band of virtuosos, Irish dancers, and a multi-generational choir, invite you to join in the singing of hymns and carols to celebrate the good news of the Gospel!
CD TRACK LISTING
1. O Come Redeemer of the Earth
2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
3. Here We Come A-Wassailing
4. A Mother's Prayer
5. Carol of the Bells (with Young Tom Ennis Jig)
6. Wexford Carol/Magnificat
7. How Suddenly a Baby Cries
8. Joy Has Dawned (with Angels We Have Heard on High)
9. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (with GreenGrass Reel)
10. Sleigh Ride (with Christmas Eve Reel)
11. Deck the Halls
13. O Children Come
14. Come Ye Sinners
15. In Christ Alone
16. Joy To the World
17. Irish Christmas Blessing
18. Go Tell It on the Mountain
Keith & Kristyn Getty will also kick off their annual North American tour on Nov. 20. One of America's favorite annual holiday shows, Joy-An Irish Christmas is a lively celebration of the birth of Christ as told through an evening of traditional holiday carols, contemporary hymns, Irish folk music, bluegrass and spectacular step dancing.
Getty Music will present the 2015 tour to 20+ cities including performances at such prestigious venues as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. (Nov. 30), a return to New York's Carnegie Hall (Dec. 11), Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto (Nov. 23), The Fox Theatre in Atlanta (Dec. 21), Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia (Dec. 7) and Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center (Dec. 22).
Now in its 4th year, Joy-An Irish Christmas tour began in 2010, with a brief hiatus in 2013 as the couple awaited the arrival of their second child. By the end of 2015, more than 200,000 people throughout North America will have seen The Getty's annual Christmas tour.
This holiday season, coinciding with the tour is a Joy-An Irish Christmas concert special airing on Public Television stations across the United States (check local listings). Filmed on the 2014 tour, the TV special brings the magic of the holiday season with favorites like "Carol of the Bells" and "Deck the Halls," plus new and original hymns such as the Celtic lullaby, "A Mother's Prayer," "Joy Has Dawned" and "O Children Come." The performance is highlighted by the couple's acclaimed ensemble of top Irish and American folk and bluegrass musicians whose credits include Broadway's Riverdance, Hollywood feature films, and numerous awards and citations. On October 9, a DVD and CD of the television special will also be available for sale at retailers and online outlets, including a special MFIT version for iTunes.
2015 tour dates are listed below, and additional information regarding each concert is available at:https://www.gettymusic.com/Christmas
11/20 Cincinnati, OH - Northern Kentucky Convention Center
11/23 Toronto, On - Roy Thompson Hall
11/27 Detroit, MI - Max M. And Marjorie S. Fisher Center
11/28 Matthews, NC - Christ Covenant Church
11/29 Matthews, NC - Christ Covenant Church
11/30 Washington, D.C. - The John F. Kennedy For The Performing Arts Concert Hall
12/1 Canfield, OH - Old North Church
12/3 Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
12/6 Greensboro, NC - Westover Church
12/7 Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall At The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts
12/9 Camp Hill, PA - Christian Life Assembly
12/11 New York, NY - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage At Carnegie Hall
12/13 Louisville, KY - Southeast Christian Church
12/14 Cleveland, OH - Severance Hall
12/15 Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall
12/16 Milwaukee, WI - Elmbrook Church
12/18 Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
12/19 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
12/20 Birmingham, AL - Briarwood Presbyterian Church
12/21 Atlanta, GA - The Fox Theatre
12/22 Nashville, TN - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center