Mystic Harmony is a musical trio with magical voices and instrumental artistry, who began playing Celtic-influenced music together in 2000. With bending and bittersweet notes and the mix of minor and major keys, their music conjures a sense of mystery, wonder and connection for audiences around the world. 'Mystic Christmas' is Mystic Harmony's second CD and features elaborate arrangements, intricate vocal harmonies, Celtic harp, flute and keyboard, along with a variety of instrumentation from well-known guest artists. This collection of old carols and original songs are sure to become holiday favorites. Mary Anne Brundage - lead vocals, Celtic harp Janet Booth - vocals, flute Janice Mawson - vocals, keyboard Guest Artists: Paul Bell - nylon and steel string acoustic guitars, Irish bouzouki David Brundage - oboe Tina Chancey - bass viola da gamba, rebec, lyra Heidi Gerber - electric bass, windchimes Tom Teasley - doumbek, djembe, rigg, cymbals, shakers, spring drum Crititcs' and Bookers' Acclaim for Mystic Harmony 'It has been some time since a vocal group has happened upon the scene to test the long standing position held by three or four of the world's more prominent Celtic artists and performers. Mystic Harmony, a trio made up of Mary Anne Brundage, Janet Booth and Janice Mawson are very likely contenders. Their silky blending of Celtic, World and even, yes, opera on their new album Kindle a Flame will lull you into a megacosm of sweet emotion and crystalline beauty. Traditional Celtic songs, hymns, instrumentals, and folk music are their mainstay. Their cathedral-filling sound and elaborate echoing arrangements are contemplative and uplifting. I think that Mystic Harmony has hit upon a winning combination of songs and instrumentals that testify daily that there is still a strong dependence on faith in the world. There is always hope. Kindle a Flame is one of the best debut CDs I've heard in a while.' - RJ Lannan, The New Age Reporter 'When I first received Kindle a Flame by Mystic Harmony, I was already dreading listening to it. With a name like Mystic Harmony, I thought I was in for some new-age torture. Am I ever so glad that I was wrong! I was caught off guard by Mystic Harmony's three beautiful voices and, as a lover of Celtic music, I instantly knew I had a CD treasure in my possession...If you enjoy Celtic music and can appreciate strong, passionate, yet spiritual harmonizing vocals, you now know about some mystics that can kindle your flame.' - Wil Owen, Rambles (cultural arts magazine) 'Celtic inspirational music is the theme that Mystic Harmony explores throughout "Kindle a Flame". They beckon you to take a journey, and a spiritual one at that, towards the center of your soul via their enigmatic melodies and lush instrumentation. Peaceful and cathartic, Mystic Harmony reside in Northern Virginia and have played Celtic-inspired folk music and ambient New Age for years. Truly an album that will make your body tingle.' - J-Sin, Smother Magazine 'We absolutely love Kindle a Flame! We are playing the [CD] non-stop and trying to expose as many of our customers as we can to this great music! Thank you sooo much for turning us on to this CD! Mystic Harmony is really enriching the lives of so many people around here!' - Lucia's Garden bookstore, Houston, TX "Whether the lyrics or melodies, the sheer exquisite beauty of Mystic Harmony's recordings have universal appeal. Somehow, their music resonates with those seeking a Celtic "fix," celebrating good fortune, coping with chronic losses and failures, or facing life-limiting illness. Those who listen to and immerse in Mystic Harmony are transported to a spiritual haven. ' - Mary Wright Baylor, Congregational Care Nurse, Washington National Cathederal, Washington, DC.
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