The production of the album is beautifully rich and very festive. The opening number has a festive feel to it, with cascading melodies and multiple layers of instruments that add a lot of depth and harmonic weight to these arrangements.
The Gothard Sisters know a thing or two about great Celtic music, and as a family band, they do have a certain special blend of chemistry, particularly when performing songs of love, hope and happiness during the festive season. The Gothard Sisters set out to make a name for themselves ever since they got started in the Celtic music scene back in 2006. Since then, they went on to perform over a thousand shows to acclaim and praise from fans and critics alike. These talented multi-instrumentalist kept building up a loyal following, not only thanks to their undiscussed mastery of the craft and deep passion for great Celtic music, but also for their youthful energy and great ability to entertain people and connect with crowds.
The girls went on to develop a very special sound that transcends the borders of classic Celtic music and goes on to feature a wide variety of elements and influences, ranging from pop to Americana. Yet, all of these eclectic influences are blended in quite subtly, as the footprint of the Celtic music scene remains particularly strong through the band’s musical portfolio. Recently, the Gothard sisters set out to celebrate Christmas with a special album, featuring a collection of classic tunes, reimagined, reworked and interpreted in their own, unique way. The release features 9 tracks, including various carols and traditional compositions, reinvented in a very unique way.
The Gothard Sisters are particularly well-known for their energetic, light-hearted approach: you will often find them playing to their audiences with a smile on their face, but also conquering their hearts with their charming personalities and outgoing stage demeanor. This particular attitude works particularly well with the naturally positive energy of Christmas songs and the mix could not be any better.
This is definitely one of those records that will be a mainstay around our Christmas tree this year, and we could definitely see it as a soundtrack to any beautiful Christmas Eve spent surrounded by the love and warmth of family members. We find it particularly inspiring that the Gothard Sisters, a family in its own right, set out to keep many traditions alive with their music, from the timeless sound of Celtic folk to our favorite Christmas vibes!
5 Stars from Celtic Radio for keeping the season and the meaning of Christmas alive with Falling Snow!
1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 2. Christmas Flower 3. Winter Wonderland 4. Good King Wenceslas 5. French Carol 6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 7. The Happy Elf 8. Still Still Still 9. Skaters Waltz 10. Joy to the World