Released in October 2012, this was the first project from Chanter Records. The CD was expertly engineered by Steve Marfisi at Secret Passageway Studio in Guelph and mastered at J. Carvalho Mastering in Toronto.
Here's what people told us:
The Wild Oats take the festive classics and with new harmonic twists make them fresh again! You’ll find your toes tapping along to the masterful way that Ross McKitrick has weaved together these medleys; and with masters such as Sahra Featherstone on fiddle and harp, or Dan Warren on trumpet, the music of Making Spirits Brightwill fill your home as though you are having your own Celtic kitchen party!!
- Sonja Dennis MMus, BMus Hons.,
- Director of Music, Colborne Street United Church, London ON; Choral Instructor at Western University, London, Ontario
It's really beautiful. It's well produced and just sounds like I have a group of Celtic musicians playing in my house. It sounds really natural and not over-produced. Really nice arrangements. Great playing. Love it. I'll look forward to another release next year. -E.F., Ottawa ON
Great arrangements and sound quality. I like the upbeat tempos as well. -R.A., Elora ON
This is intelligently and sensitively played. -J.B., Scotland
I've been playing it three times a day at my house and it's not even December! -J.K., Guelph ON
Making Spirits Bright CRWV001
Single copy, Making Spirits Bright by the Wild Oats. 33 Christmas carols expertly arranged into medleys of jigs, reels, waltzes and airs. For every CD sold, donations by Chanter Records and matching contributions from Canadian corporations results in $35 worth of school supplies going to needy countries through World Vision Canada.
10-pack Making Spirits Bright CRWV001
10-pack of CDs. For each pack sold, donations by Chanter Records and matching contributions from Canadian corporations results in $350 worth of school supplies going to needy countries overseas through World Vision Canada.
To US: standard shipping (included with order) is 5-8 business days. Expedited is 4-8 business days, so it's probably not worth it.
Overseas: standard shipping is 4-6 weeks! (Goes by canoe I guess.) Expedited is 5-8 business days, so it's worth it.