Simple Gifts with Billy McLaughlin

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Every holiday bustles with the sounds and stress of the season. SimpleGifts, a 6-piece ensemble led by award-winning musician Bill McLaughlin, presents "A Small Town Christmas", a performance that features arranged, acoustic instrumental and vocal music for the Christmas season. The music harkens back to a quieter, simpler time and is eloquently framed by the accomplished musicians.
The ensemble balances the sacred yuletide offerings of "O Come, O Come, Emanuel," "O Holy Night," "Breath of Heaven," and others with warm, sentimental favorites like "Carol of the Bells," "Mary Did You Know?," and "Silent Night." With Celtic whistle, piano, acoustic guitar, violin and beautifully blended female voices. SimpleGifts' stirring arrangements combine traditional folk music with modern elements to both soothe and inspire listeners.