During my most recent search for classical Christmas music, I came upon this ethereal beauty, which I am very pleased to share with you. A 12th(ish) century Irish song, “The Wexford Carol” hails from Enniscorthy in County Wexford. The song is hauntingly beautiful, Alison Krauss always makes me happy, and her collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma is really remarkable. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Note: I don’t typically dedicate posts to particular people, but the truth is that today’s blog was inspired by the lovely Barbara from Amelia County who made me feel really great yesterday. Thank you for your kindness!
And in case that’s too classical for your tastes, here’s some more popular ear candy! It’s one of the University of Oxford’s A Capella groups, Out of the Blue, and they’re completely adorable. Their vocal prowess is impressive, but most enjoyable is their wonderful chemistry, their complete unselfconsciousness, and their preciously awkward dancing. It’s also a great opportunity to play “Gay, Straight, or European.” (Hint: They’re European)