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|The Burns Sisters|
Tradition: Holiday Songs Old & New
Genres: Folk, Special Interest
Tradition is a beautiful and eclectic collection of Christmas and Chanukah songs performed by contemporary folk divas, the Burns Sisters. "The tradition here is singing, as we come from generations of singers and lovers of... more »
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Tradition is a beautiful and eclectic collection of Christmas and Chanukah songs performed by contemporary folk divas, the Burns Sisters. "The tradition here is singing, as we come from generations of singers and lovers of song. This is a collection of traditional and sentimental songs that we love to sing." --The Burns Sisters
The Burns Sisters Are Wonderful!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw my then-housemate Annie Burns (Hi, Annie!)do this material with her sisters at Oliver's in Ithaca, NY just before Christmas in '91. Unforgettable "Drummer Boy." Usually I just cringe at this song the way it's butchered on most Christmas Compilations. The Burns sisters' a capella version was so beautiful, it had me sobbing like a baby to hear it. I'm very glad to see they've recorded these songs with Rounder."
In a way a winner
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 07/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a fan of the Burns Sisters nor did this album make me a fan. However, I would recommend the album if it contained nothing but the track "Come Come" - a bit of Sufi poetry set to a simple and repeating tune that is a wonderful variation on the Christmas season's religious music.Luckily, the remainder of the album has music that is enjoyable - a good choice of material done with solid musical taste. And the breadth of the material - including Judaic and Tibetan pieces as well - sets it apart from the scores of competent Xmas season recordings."
Scott | Smyrna, NY | 11/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just returned from a concert at the Night Eagle Cafe where the Burns Sisters appeared, accompanied by Jim Henry. Wonderful concert, at which we purchased three CDs, this among them. Can't say enough about the originality of the arrangements, and the sincerity of the presentation. The fact that they are sisters is integral to the unity of their performance. Musicianship is superb!"