Mark O'Connor's Appalachian Christmas Brings the Stringed Strains From Our Appalachian Roots | Beaufort County Now | Mark O'Connor has bridged two worlds of music; consequently, for those of us that appreciate both traditional and progressive bluegrass / Classical string movements expanding our moods or spirits, we well appreciate the Appalachian Christmas concept of lofty melodic expression.

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    Mark O'Connor has bridged two worlds of music; consequently, for those of us that appreciate both traditional and progressive bluegrass / Classical string movements expanding our moods or spirits, we well appreciate the Appalachian Christmas concept of lofty melodic expression.


The Mark O'Connor Band from the An Appalachian Christmas Tour: Above.     Click image to expand.

I have never heard the classic winter /Christmas melody Sleigh Ride played with such headlong energy until now: Below.



One Winter's Night is a beautifully arranged piece of music, where the strings carry the notes of Appalachia deep into the psyche of what it means to be an American: Below.



    Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit in melody and narrative that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.
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