It’s Christmas with a decidedly Celtic twist, with some fresh voices added to the mix.
Scottish-born Canadian tenor John McDermott performs at the Brockville Arts Centre next Friday, with special guests the award-winning duo Dala, in support of McDermott’s latest Christmas album, Maybe This Christmas.
“I think every five years I’ve been doing a Christmas album,” McDermott said in a telephone interview Friday.
His latest Christmas offering brings a Celtic sound to such classics as O Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Wenceslas and that most Canadian of carols, the Huron Carol.
This time, McDermott is performing with Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Dala, the duo of Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine.
Two best friends who met in their high school music class in 2002, the women have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America.