Sounds like … the ethereal Celtic-pop of Iona and Maire Brennan blended with modern worship

At a Glance … In Christ Alone is a successful blend of old and new — traditional Celtic arrangements with modern-pop worship sensibilities.

In the classic tradition of collaborative artist projects such as Ashton, Becker, & Denté and Keaggy, King, & Denté comes In Christ Alone: New Hymns of Prayer & Worship. If you like Celtic pop, you're going to love this combination of artists. Start with Dove-award-winning artist Margaret Becker, perhaps the least Celtic artist of the bunch, though she has strong Irish roots. Joining her is Grammy-award winner Márie Brennan, the lead singer of acclaimed Celtic group Clannad (and the sister of superstar artist, Enya). Rounding out the trio is Joanne Hogg, the lead singer of progressive Celtic pop/rock group Iona. All three vocalists are outstanding enough on their own, and have joined together in their love of worship and Celtic music to release In Christ Alone.

The title can be a little misleading. This album isn't just a collection of old Celtic hymns or Celtic versions of popular worship songs (such as "Be Thou My Vision" or Twila Paris's "Lamb of God"). In Christ Alone is actually a collection of 10 new worship songs, written in the structure of an old hymn and arranged against traditional and modern Celtic-pop backdrops. The songs were written mostly by the vocal trio along with the album's arranger and producer, famed Irish composer Keith Getty. Joanne brought along the rhythm section from Iona to play on In Christ Alone. If you're familiar with the band, then you know how good the musicianship is on this album.

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