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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

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24 Ratings
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very best

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Christmas Songs

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Favorite Christmas Songs to warm your Christmas gathering around the fire or family holiday event

Gesu Bambino from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
Read episode notes here:
https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/gesu-bambino-from-new-mandolin.html

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We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
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Dec 01 2018

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2, 2018

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Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2

Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
Read episode notes here:
https://christmas-songs1.blogspot.com/2018/11/dance-of-sugar-plum-fairy-from-new.html

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We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
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Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

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Nov 30 2018

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Good King Wenceslas / Go Tell It on the Mountain from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
Read episode notes here:https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/good-king-wenceslas-go-tell-it-on.html

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We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
Here are the links to do that:

Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

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Nov 30 2018

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O Holy Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
Read episode notes here:
https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/o-holy-night-from-new-mandolin.html

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We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
Here are the links to do that:

Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

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Nov 30 2018

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Watchman, Tell Us of the Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 2018!!

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Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums:

A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
Read episode notes here:
https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/watchman-tell-us-of-night-from-new.html

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We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
Here are the links to do that:

Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

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Nov 29 2018

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What Child is This

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"What Child Is This?" is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewalthat led him to write several hymns, including lyrics to this carol that was subsequently set to the tune of "Greensleeves", a traditional English folk song. Although it was written in Great Britain, the carol is more popular in the United States than in its country of origin today.[1] - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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  • The story behind Austin for Christmas
    All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
    The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
    A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

    A Mandolin Christmas 

          Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.

    Dec 24 2011

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    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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    Dec 24 2011

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    We Three Kings

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    Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor

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    "We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. Many versions of this song have been composed and it remains a popular Christmas carol. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    • The story behind Austin for Christmas
      All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
      The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
      A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

      A Mandolin Christmas 

            Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
      Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
      ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

      Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
      Anywhere, not just where we live.

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      Dec 24 2011

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      It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

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      Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor

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      "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1849) – sometimes rendered as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" – is a poem and Christmas carolwritten by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts. Sears' lyrics are most commonly set to one of two melodies: "Carol," composed by Richard Storrs Willis, or "Noel," adapted from an English melody. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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      • Or buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records

      • The story behind Austin for Christmas
        All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
        The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
        A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

        A Mandolin Christmas 

              Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
        Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
        ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

        Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
        Anywhere, not just where we live.

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        Dec 24 2011

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        O Come O Come Emmanuel I Saw Three Ships

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        Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor

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        O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent and Christmas. It is a translation of a Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas. The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


        • Buy the CD with any credit card
        • ITUNES
        • MP3'S or WAV files direct from the artist
        • Call 512-589-8749 to order by phone.
        • Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!
        • ​SPOTIFY - Coming so
        • Free Pick of the Week
        • Or buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records

        • The story behind Austin for Christmas
          All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
          The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
          A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

          A Mandolin Christmas 

                Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
          Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
          ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

          Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
          Anywhere, not just where we live.

          More fan comments...

          Dec 24 2011

          Play

          Wexford Carol / Shenandoah from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2

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          Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

          A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

          Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
          Read episode notes here:
          https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/bring-torch-from-new-mandolin-christmas.html

          AVAILABLE ON

          Spotify b.link/karenwillspotify ~~Apple Music b.link/karenwillitunes ~~Amazon b.link/karenwillamazon ~~DOWNLOAD FROM WILL b.link/karenwillbc ~~CD b.link/karenwillcds

          We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
          Here are the links to do that:

          Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

          For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

          Want to match us and make this more fun and effective?

          Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com

          Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.

           For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500

          Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time..

          Liner notes

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          Dec 05 2018

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          In Dulci Jubilo from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums

          A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 

          Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com
          Read episode notes here:
          https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/in-dulci-jubilo-from-new-mandolin_26.html

          AVAILABLE ON

          Spotify b.link/karenwillspotify ~~Apple Music b.link/karenwillitunes ~~Amazon b.link/karenwillamazon ~~DOWNLOAD FROM WILL b.link/karenwillbc ~~CD b.link/karenwillcds

          We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family.
          Here are the links to do that:

          Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season?

          For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00

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          Dec 04 2018

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          The Angel Gabriel from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          Carol of the Bells from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          Bring a Torch from NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 2018

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          Gesu Bambino from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2, 2018

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          Good King Wenceslas / Go Tell It on the Mountain from the NEW! A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          O Holy Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2!!

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          Watchman, Tell Us of the Night from the NEW A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 2018!!

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          Nov 29 2018

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          What Child is This

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          "What Child Is This?" is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewalthat led him to write several hymns, including lyrics to this carol that was subsequently set to the tune of "Greensleeves", a traditional English folk song. Although it was written in Great Britain, the carol is more popular in the United States than in its country of origin today.[1] - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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            All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
            The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
            A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

            A Mandolin Christmas 

                  Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.

            Dec 24 2011

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            We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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            Dec 24 2011

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            We Three Kings

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            "We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. Many versions of this song have been composed and it remains a popular Christmas carol. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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              All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
              The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
              A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

              A Mandolin Christmas 

                    Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
              Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
              ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

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              Dec 24 2011

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              It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

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              "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1849) – sometimes rendered as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" – is a poem and Christmas carolwritten by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts. Sears' lyrics are most commonly set to one of two melodies: "Carol," composed by Richard Storrs Willis, or "Noel," adapted from an English melody. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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                All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
                The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
                A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

                A Mandolin Christmas 

                      Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
                Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
                ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

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                Dec 24 2011

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                O Come O Come Emmanuel I Saw Three Ships

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                O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent and Christmas. It is a translation of a Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas. The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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                • The story behind Austin for Christmas
                  All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
                  The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
                  A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

                  A Mandolin Christmas 

                        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
                  Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
                  ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

                  Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
                  Anywhere, not just where we live.

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                  Dec 24 2011

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                  History of the Mandolin

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                  Crossing Lines with Silent Night

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                  Dec 24 2011

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                  About Joy to the World

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                  Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor

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                  "Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98, 96:11-12 and Genesis 3:17-18, in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. "The paraphrase is Watts' Christological interpretation. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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                  • Or buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records

                  • The story behind Austin for Christmas
                    All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
                    The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
                    A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

                    A Mandolin Christmas 

                          Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
                    Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
                    ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

                    Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
                    Anywhere, not just where we live.

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                    Dec 24 2011

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                    A Poet's Bleak Midwinter

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                    "In the Bleak Midwinter" is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. The poem was published, under the title "A Christmas Carol", in the January 1872 issue of Scribner's Monthly. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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                    • MP3'S or WAV files direct from the artist
                    • Call 512-589-8749 to order by phone.
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                    • ​SPOTIFY - Coming so
                    • Free Pick of the Week
                    • Or buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records

                    • The story behind Austin for Christmas
                      All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
                      The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
                      A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

                      A Mandolin Christmas 

                            Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
                      Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
                      ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

                      Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
                      Anywhere, not just where we live.

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                      Dec 24 2011

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                      The Story Behind of Coventry Carol

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                      The "Coventry Carol" is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew: the carol itself refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed, and takes the form of a lullaby sung by mothers of the doomed children. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


                      • Buy the CD with any credit card
                      • ITUNES
                      • MP3'S or WAV files direct from the artist
                      • Call 512-589-8749 to order by phone.
                      • Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!
                      • ​SPOTIFY - Coming so
                      • Free Pick of the Week
                      • Or buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records

                      • The story behind Austin for Christmas
                        All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL
                        The story behind A Mandolin Christmas
                        A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished.

                        A Mandolin Christmas 

                              Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.      If you like Christmas music even a little, you're going to love this album. You're going to love it again when you dig it out next year, and again and again, every holiday season.
                        Violinist, composer and Austin Music Award winner Will Taylor has performed with Pearl Jam, Grammy winner Shawn ColvinP-DiddyWillie NelsonRonny Cox (Deliverance) and many more.Will and his musical friends from Austin, Texas light up your house with inspiring acoustic music.WASHINGTON POST–“Imaginatively orchestrated… multi-faceted… darting lyricism, and occasionally pensive moods, Taylor makes the grade with his deft touch and improvisatory skills.”
                        ESQUIRE MAGAZINE–”As to the quality of the music and the professionalism, this production is far superior over the numerous recordings issued by the major record companies.”

                        Learn how you can have Karen Mal & Will Taylor in your home here.~!
                        Anywhere, not just where we live.

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                        Dec 24 2011

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