Saturday, December 11, 2010

third week in Advent: connection

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The third week of Advent is a time to consider and celebrate the connections of friends, family, and community. One of the ways we do that is through music, with voices raised in son together, listening to other give the gift music, and in quiet contemplation of musical messages.

Consider as well this week how much a kind word or act, or a smile or a shared laugh may mean to friend or stranger. This too is part of the work of Advent.

music to go along with these ideas
Narada’s Best of Celtic Christmas has all that.
It is a gathering, indeed. Music for the days leading up to Christmas from the group Dordan fills one CD, while another finds Altan, John Whelan, Natalie MacMaster, Kathy Mattea, Cathie Ryan, and others raising their hearts in song.

Music Road: Kathy Mattea: Joy for Christmas Day Kathy Mattea offers Christmas songs new and old, filled with joy, reverence, laughter, and renewal.

Songs of family, faith, friends, and fun fill Christine Albert & Chris Gage's One More Christmas

you may also wish to see
Music Road: listening to Christmas: Heidi Talbot, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Patty Larkin

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