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Christmas Guitar

by Dan Cunningham

New arrangements of many popular Christmas Carols for acoustic guitar. Popular holiday tunes are re-imagined with guitars and cello in an intimate "orchestral" image. Coventry Carol and Silent Night feature flute by Jenny Wilson.
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1. The First Noel
3:24 $0.99
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2. Good King Wenceslas
4:29 $0.99
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3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3:28 $0.99
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4. Away in a Manger
3:25 $0.99
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5. In the Bleak Midwinter
3:25 $0.99
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6. Coventry Carol (feat. Jenny Wilson)
3:45 $0.99
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7. O Come All Ye Faithful
3:12 $0.99
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8. O Holy Night
3:38 $0.99
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9. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
3:08 $0.99
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10. Angels We Have Heard on High
3:44 $0.99
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11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:32 $0.99
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12. O Christmas Tree
2:23 $0.99
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13. Away in a Manger II
3:50 $0.99
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14. Silent Night (feat. Jenny Wilson)
4:08 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A break from Dan's usual Appalachian Folk, this instrumental recording features new arrangements of many popular Christmas Carols for acoustic guitar. Popular holiday tunes are re-imagined with guitars and cello in an intimate "orchestral" image. Coventry Carol and Silent Night feature flute by Jenny Wilson.

“Christmas Guitar is a Great CD!” We are playing you." Dave Kaspersin WDYN

Review on Minor 7th Website:
"Dan Cunningham "Christmas Guitar" 2017 Confession: I was dreading this review a bit. I just couldn't get my head ready for a Christmas CD on a sunny 70 degree autumn afternoon. Then I popped this CD into my car player. I was instantly charmed. Yes, this is a holiday CD, but the musicality, arrangements and sonic beauty in these performances make it appropriate listening anytime of year, really! With Christmas Guitar, Dan Cunningham, adds to his rather eclectic discography and repertoire. In fact, he quite simply nails the "Christmas Album" genre in this release. With the help of Jenny Wilson on flute, Cunningham mixes his seemingly limitless talent on guitar, flute, bass, cello and mandolin into a tapestry of acoustic splendor that will put you in a holiday mood with the first notes from his mandolin 15 seconds into "The First Noel." He brings a new life and spirit to these carols that I was not expecting. My favorites included the refreshing fretwork on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and the incredible synergy created from the guitar and cello on "O Come All Ye Faithful," which takes this classic melody to a new level. Christmas Guitar is an impressive and inspiring recording throughout! In a related note, check out Cunningham's 2011 CD River Flow, if you want to hear some exquisitely performed fingerstyle compositions." © James Filkins

The Dominion Post has described Dan's playing as "guitar genius"
and by Ben Ohmart of Music Dish as "luscious."

“The guitar is outstanding! I’m talking great technique, great emotion and inventive playing.” www.southofmainstream.com

"Dan Cunningham plays his guitar the way a man loves a woman---
with heart and caring and affection." Richard Fuller

Dan has performed/recorded with Phil Keaggy (Grammy nominee and Dove award winner), Robin Kessinger (1985 National Flatpicking Champion), Nedra Talley Ross (Ronettes), Phil Madeira (Nashville songwriter, producer, and recording artist) Lance DeMers (Hannah's Prayer), John Fischer, Jenny Allinder, Ted Sandquist and others.

Dan's song, Out Of My Mind from his Appalachian Song CD gained some recognition:
-Regional finalist 2010 New Song/Mountain Stage contest
-Story Song finalist 2010 Independent Music Awards
-Semi-Finalist Acoustic Roundtable 2011 Worldwide Search
-Semi-Finalist 2011 SONG OF THE YEAR contest
-2012 East Coast Songwriters Honorable Mention Americana/Folk

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