A North Star Release

We wish for so many things during the holiday season. We are swept away by waves of shiny ribbon and temptation as fragile as tinsel. Above the roar, it's easy not to hear the heartbeat of Christmas.

So close your eyes, open your heart and listen.

These 12 timeless melodies have been lovingly chosen for the joy, warmth and beauty they conjure. Bathed in their jubilation, you're sure to be reminded of the only wish that truly matters.

It is a wish worth the wishing - that the generous, open spirit of Christmas glow like an ember every day from now on.

1 Angels We Have Heard on High 3:57
2 Jingle Bells 3:18
3 Quem Pastores 2:34
4 Up On The Housetop/Noel, Merrily on High 2:42
5 Il, Est Ne 1:53
6 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 4:13
7 Coventry Carol 1:35
8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman 2:54
9 Three Kings 3:06
10 Joy To The World 2:18
11 A Merry Christmas/Greensleeves/Glad Tidings 4:34
12 Silent Night 3:21

Widely regarded as one of the region's top melodic banjo players, Lisa Schmitz is a teacher, student, author, wife, mother, and musician from Hope Valley, Rhode Island. For this project, she has assembled a stunning array of musicians and 12 songs that virtually define the season.

The result is an untraditional embrace of traditional Christmas music - poignant, joyful and true. May you enjoy Glad Tidings this year, and for many more to come. With every listen, you'll agree, it is music played on heartstrings.

Produced by
Lisa Schmitz

Executive Producer
Paul Schmitz

Matt Bolles:
Vocals, Bass

Mark Davis:
Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Mando-Cello

Phil Edmonds:
Abel Wistle, Irish Wistles

Manc Grady:
Bells, Bodhran, Bones, Cajun Triangle, Tambourine

Russell Gusetti:

Chris Heinzmann:
Fiddle, Viola

Cathy Jacques:

Rick McKinney
Mandolin on Jigs, Vocals

Mike Kropp:
1932 Gibson RB3 Banjo

Lisa Schmitz:
Clawhammer Banjo, Vocals

Send check or money order for $14.00 plus $1.25 shipping to:
Glad Tidings
P.O. Box 414
Hope Valley, Rhode Island 02832

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